Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford upon Avon

Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford upon Avon, England

 This evening, I am focusing on the property most closely associated with England’s leading playwrite, William Shakespeare. It was here, at Stratford upon Avon,  that Shakespeare grew up and may have spent his early married life here post 1582. Shakespeare inherited the house on death of his father in 1601 and subsequently bequeathed it to on his own death to his eldest daughter. Shakespeare’s sister, Joan lived in part of the building until her death in 1646 following which it was owned or occupied by Joan’s descendants until 1806. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust acquired the property in 1847.

The subject property has been a place of homage for Shakespeare admirers for some 250 years. It now forms the key part of a Visitors Centre which includes an exhibition on Shakespeare’s life and background.

The principal rooms in te house are:

  • The Parlour.
  • Hall
  • Glovers Workshop.
  • Shakespeare’s Birthroom.
  • Kitchen and Buttery

There is also an extensive garden.

Birthplace of William Shakespeare

Birthplace of William Shakespeare, England

A ‘must see’ when visiting Stratford upon Avon.

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