Now no way can I stray; Save back to England, all the world’s my way“. RICHARD II William Shakespeare


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Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up. Hear tales of Shakespeare’s family life, enjoy live theatre on demand and get up close to rare artefacts from world class collections as you discover how the extraordinary William Shakespeare continues to shape our lives today.


Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

A beautiful 500-year-old picturesque cottage where Shakespeare courted his bride-to-be. See original furniture including the Hathaway bed and uncover five centuries of stories in this picturesque cottage and 13 generations of the family who lived there. Enjoy the stunning cottage gardens, and explore the Shakespeare inspired sculpture trail.


The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is owned by the Royal Shakespeare Company dedicated to the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare.

Delivering Shakespeare’s iconic works with finesse on stage across three theatres, the RSC showcase the creativity behind every performance by offering behind the scenes tours with expert guides covering all aspects of the productions. From conception to completion including auditions, set design, costumes and much more.
The Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres are on the western bank of the River Avon, with the adjacent Bancroft Gardens providing a scenic riverside setting. The Rooftop Restaurant and Bar overlooks both the river and the Bancroft Gardens.


As an alternative to lunch in a restaurant, you can choose to relax on a luxury river launch while enjoying a delicious afternoon tea or sit down lunch on board. Our favourite skipper is an expert on the beautiful river reach in Stratford-upon-Avon and will share all of the stories and secrets from the perspective of the river.

Another river experience to consider is an exceptional Gin Tasting Cruise. Allowing you to see all the riverside sights including Holy Trinity Church and Shakespeare’s burial place, while enjoying a tutored tasting of the craft gins produced by the award winning Shakespeare Distillery. Concluding with a glass of Gin & Tonic to toast your captain & crew it is a great way to end your day of exploration in beautiful Stratford.