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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.
Reviewed 16 August 2014

The garden was like an oasis in the city centre. Wasn't much interest in the house.
Not very interesting for older children.

1  Thank Embanaut
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

This is a bit disappointing seeing as Shakespeare's house in no longer there. The gardens at the back, however, are gorgeous. There is a nice colourful knot garden, and a grass area with modern statues linked to Shakespeare's plays - lovely.

Thank jule955
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ShakespeareBT, Houses Manager at Shakespeare's New Place, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

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

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, but sorry that you were disappointed to find that New Place no longer stands. We're currently working on a project to re-imagine the space where Shakespeare lived and worked as a successful businessman in Stratford, so I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit us again in the future to see the results!

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

An interesting and useful perspective on Shakespeare. As others have said, his house isn't here but what there is to see, is informative - I enjoyed it. The Bronzes of Shakespearean characters was particularly good.
It is expensive so best purchase the ticket to all the Shakespeare locations.

Thank Roger W
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

The name of this place is a little misleading as 'New Place' Shakespears final home was actually knocked down in the 1700's so there is nothing of it left to see. Just the garden that was part of it.

Nash's house however is really nice. It's small but if you have a ticket from Shakespears birthplace your admission is included in that ticket.

There is a man who works there who is very knowlegable and I really enjoyed listening to his storys about the house and the people who lived here and came to stay.

There are some great examples of Elizabethan furnature and the gardens are very pretty.

Definatly worth a look especially if you have the annual pass already from the Shakespears birthplace.

Thank Nick876
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

You can see that they must have been comfortably off - the house is beautifully preserved and the furniture is very nice. The house is set in large grounds and there is a well that is from mediaeval times.

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