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Shakespeare's New Place

22 Chapel St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP, England
+44 1789 204016
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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 make their own personal connection with Shakespeare. Follow in Shakespeare’s footsteps through a new entrance on the site of the original gatehouse and enjoy a contemporary landscape that reveals the footprint of the Shakespeare family home. The re-imagined site gives an impression of the scale of New Place and relationship to the surrounding buildings; such as the neighbouring King Edward VI School and Guild Chapel that were once attended by a young Shakespeare. Commissioned artworks and displays throughout the site evoke a sense of family life and hint at Shakespeare’s major works that were written during the 19 years he owned New Place. The sunken Knot Garden has been restored in keeping with the original design by Ernest Law. Elements of the Great Garden, the largest surviving part of Shakespeare’s estate, will be conserved and further developed over time.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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22 Chapel St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP, England
+44 1789 204016
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

The beautiful old house that I used to enjoy has been turned into little more than something trendy in a theme park; its character is lost. OK for school visits. I will not be back. 2 stars for the pleasant garden only.

1  Thank AJBIW
Reviewed 15 October 2016

In Boswell's The Life of Dr. Johnson (Vol 1 p 633), it is recounted that on March 24,1776, Dr Johnson dined with Mrs Gastrel (at her invitation). Boswell continues: "I was not informed, till afterwards, that Mrs. Gastrel's husband was the clergyman who, while he...More

2  Thank AnthonyCordato
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A really lovely garden, tranquil place to visit and reflect of your love of the Bard. A nice, but simple exhibition in the Nash house next door. Helps round out Shakespear tour with all the other properties to visit around town.

1  Thank hma225
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Recently reopened with an arty slant on interpreting Shakespeare this was a lovely place to visit in nice weather. Not sure how it would be if it had rained. Great new sculptures and really knowledgeable staff helped make it a memorable visit

1  Thank robertsmission
Reviewed 11 October 2016

My friend and I visited 9 october as it had been closed for renovation last time when we visited so before the annual ticket expired we returned. It was a glorious sunny but chilly autumn day so the walk round the garden listening to the...More

1  Thank getaway_unknown
Reviewed 9 October 2016

New Place has only been open for 6 weeks and is well worth a visit if the weather is good. Not such a good place to go to if it is raining as the garden and the artwork in the garden are the main attractions....More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This one is totally missable, you would rather choose to see Mary Arden's farm though I didn't I assume it would be better than this place.

Thank tanveerraval
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We bought the "Town Houses Pass" which permitted entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace and New Place. Both were enjoyable. The guides located in each place were very friendly and knowledgeable and clearly loved their work. The New Place is not a building, but actually the lot...More

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was a definate highlight of the day the sculptures are excellant as is the garden allow plenty of time

1  Thank 658margareth
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went today, on a glorious sunny October day. I think the gardens and the building have been stylishly renovated. There are many artefacts to see. The tree made from bronze is fantastic. A huge amount of work must have gone into...More

2  Thank ForestPat
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22 May 2017|
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Response from lesliejayne | Reviewed this property |
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