The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust


The world’s leading charity in promoting the works, life and times of William Shakespeare.

Only a 25 minute car journey from Ramada Coventry! Stratford-upon-Avon is most famous for the birthplace of the great influencer of our times, William Shakespeare.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust was formed in 1847 following the purchase of Shakespeare’s Birthplace as a national memorial. In 1964 to celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth the Trust threw open the doors of its new headquarters and study facility, the Shakespeare Centre.

This distinctive building provides a home for the Trust’s extensive Shakespeare Centre library and archive (including the RSC archive).

Visit the Houses

Shakespeare’s Birthplace
This is where the Shakespeare story began. Shakespeare’s Birthplace is a fascinating house that offers a tantalising glimpse into Shakespeare’s early world.

Mary Arden’s Farm
Step back in time for all the sights, smells and sounds of a real Tudor farm and explore the house where Shakespeare’s mother, Mary Arden, grew up.

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens
Discover where the young William Shakespeare courted his future bride Anne Hathaway at her picturesque family home. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage is a thatched farmhouse containing many original items of family furniture, including the Hathaway Bed.

Hall’s Croft
Wander through the elegant home of Susanna Shakespeare and her husband, Dr John Hall. Enjoy the luxurious rooms and beautiful decoration of this fascinating house, befitting a wealthy physician of Dr John Hall’s status.

Harvard House
Harvard House is one of Stratford-upon-Avon’s most striking Elizabethan town houses, at what is now 26 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. Explore this unique three-storey town house, learn about its fascinating story and admire the fine exterior oak carvings, 16th Century stained glass and painted panels within.

Certainly not a place to miss out on, there is no doubt about that. Get touring and discover the life of William Shakespeare and re-live the history of our beautiful country.


The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
The Shakespeare Centre,
Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon,
Warwickshire CV37 6QW

Telephone: +44 (0)1789 204016 Fax: +44 (0)1789 262073 Email:

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