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“The secrets are out back”

Shakespeare's New Place
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Bellevue, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“The secrets are out back”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

If you visit the house and assume your visit is done you've missed the most important bits! The garden is a great little secret filled with ancient mulberry trees, sculptures and plants. Encounter the stuff in the house - there are some great pieces and experiential exhibits but don't forget the garden!

Visited April 2014
Thank ClintonJ1
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“what a beautiful garden”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

bought a combined ticket, got their early everyone was chatty, knowledgeable, enthusiastic we learnt such a lot. Combined ticket allows you to revisit for up to a year..we are already planning our next trip back

Visited April 2014
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The house next door to where Shakespeare lived ?”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Stretching the Shakespeare theme a bit - but then the whole town does that ! An amazing preservation of an Elizabethan grand house with an interesting history told by members of staff. Wonderful gardens. We bought the 'package ticket' that took in Anne Hathaways cottage, Shakespeare's birthplace this venue and a couple of others so we regarded this pretty much as a 'freebie'. If you've got the time well worth a look

Visited April 2014
Thank Wrighty1961
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148 reviews
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“A bit disappointing”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

This is not actually the house Shakespeare lived in as a successful play write but the site of that house. The best part of this attraction is the garden with numerous sculptures dedicated to the works of Shakespeare. Value for money when part of the Multi attraction ticket.

Visited April 2014
Thank Veronica013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Fully history, this is a good visit. However, very expensive so recommend buying a combined ticket. Only takes an hour if you go slowly!

Visited April 2014
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