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New Place was Shakespeare's family home from 1597 until he died in the house in 1616. Tragically, the house was demolished in 1759. A registered garden now stands in its place, designed to commemorate the importance of the site and allow visitors to...more
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22 Chapel St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP, England
Last time we were here the building was still standing so it was a bit of a shock to find it had gone as my wife's ancestor sold it to WS under interesting circumstances. The staff were extremely helpful.
I didn't know there was no house to see, so I was a bit puzzled at the garden there. Thanks to the very interesting talk by a member of staff, I could appreciate the history and the beautiful gardens with the fanstastic sculptures.
We visited New Place because it was part of the 5 venue ticket we had bought from the Shakespeare Trust. I have said elsewhere how very professional we found the Trust and how well run their properties, and this was no exception. The gardens are...More
We loved this space; it is well thought out with an area for everyone - lawn to play croquet or Connect Four; secluded areas to rest from the sun; and a traditional layout of lavender and other wild flowers. The sculptures are a work of...More
I brought my nieces here during a day trip. As I had not been before, it was new to all of us. The talk as you enter the gardens was very informative and funny. The gardens are very tastefully done with Shakespeare sayings scattered throughout....More
First time visiting. It was truly amazing. The guide at the beginning was very informative. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and it was lovely sitting out on a hot sunny day.
I would personally recommend this more as a warm weather trip as in the...More
The history behind New Place is fascinating and we can highly recommend a visit. Even though we were dodging heavy rain showers, ter is plenty to see and do while you wait to explore the site fully. The staff are, as always, very knowledgable and...More
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You do have to pay to get into the attraction, but it is worth the money. If you purchase one of the three-attraction day passes, the New House can be one of your attractions. It's a really cool artistic interpretation of... More
You do have to pay to get into the attraction, but it is worth the money. If you purchase one of the three-attraction day passes, the New House can be one of your attractions. It's a really cool artistic interpretation of Shakespeare's career and the house that used to be there.