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“Another great site from the Birthplace Trust”

Shakespeare's New Place
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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.
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I've already written about the other sites from the Birthplace Trust and this is no different with it's friendly staff, palpable history and the best grounds of any of the houses (Mary Arden's Farm excluded). The garden is beautiful and the statues fascinating.

Thank MattMerritt
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Because of the name of the site I expected to find 2 houses - but no. New Place was demolished years ago and where it was is now part of the attractive gardens. Time Team were apparantly here at some stage trying to find evidence of the house.

Thank hansardtony
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SBT_Marketing, Marketing Officer at Shakespeare's New Place, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to New Place and Nash's House.

It's interesting that you should mention the fact that New Place was sadly demolished in 1702. We're actually working on a project to reimagine the site of Shakespeare's final home in a whole new way.

The project is still in its early stages, but through it we aim to celebrate the significance of the site and create a place of reflection for a 21st Century audience.

This will be a very exciting time for New Place and I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit again in the future to see the work after it has been completed.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Walked by Shakespeare's home not realising the history and tail behind it. Home a grand daughter, but next to Shakespeare's home which was demolished due to taxes of all things! You must visit.

Thank Vike190
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

The house is a beautifully preserveed and presented building, with imaginative trails provided for youngsters while parents relax and take in the history. Very welcoming staff. The top 10 heroes and villains exhibition was amusing, but the trump card is the Great Garden. A stunning oasis of colour and tranquillity, dotted with fascinating sculptures, in the heart of the town.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

House and gardens beautiful. The guides make the visit more enjoyable with their interesting stories.

Thank SouthAfrican2
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