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Shakespeare's Birthplace
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Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswold Villages Day Trip from London
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Oxford, Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
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Owner description: Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up. Hear tales of Shakespeare’s family life, enjoy live theatre on demand and get up close to rare artefacts from the Trust’s world class collections as you discover how the extraordinary William Shakespeare continues to shape our lives today.
Reviewed 25 July 2014

This was an absolute dream, to walk through the place where Shakespeare grew up. As a fan of his work, I was in absolute awe as soon as I saw the fool statue in Stratford, let alone the actual house itself! I went on a Saturday, so I was ready to brave the crowds and my elbows were reporting for duty. However surprisingly, it was not as busy as I anticipated! I was able to move effortlessly through the rooms of the house, and lingered to read important documents and other provided information without having to fart (so that people would stop pushing into me). Just to be in the same rooms as Shakespeare walked was amazing. It is so well preserved, and there was a lovely lassie in there telling us stories of Shakespeare's life, such as his father's work and shop, and Shakespeare's birth. The town itself is charming, so clean and welcoming... it was everything I hoped for and more.

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SBT_Marketing, Marketing Officer at Shakespeare's Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of your visit to Stratford-upon-Avon.

I'm so pleased to hear that your trip lived up to your expectations and that you enjoyed visiting the Birthplace so much. I hope you'll have the chance to come and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We loved everything from the accompanied tour of the house giving insight into Shakespearean life to the walk around the garden. The Shakespearean actors were great, acting out specific acts from any of Shakespeare's plays on visitors requests and the way they encouraged audience

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I know it is a tourist trap, I know I will have to kick my way through crowds of Chinese tour groups, but do not let that put you off going.

Outside it is very crowded. Inside the crowds start to drop off. The guides are very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly and there are some interesting insights into the life of Mr S. The garden is very pleasant and staff perform excerpts from plays in the garden. (What is it about Stratford ? Everyone is just so nice despite dealing with some obnoxiously mannered tourists)

Price wise it is better to buy a 3 or 5 house pass and do all the houses than buy individual entrances but you would probably need more than one day to do them justice. Don't worry if you can't fit them in the passes are valid for 12 months.Stratford is very walkable and the locals don't seem to mind suicidal tourists wandering into the roads.

The gift shop has something for everyone's pocket and, if you are really desperate, you can even buy copies of the bard's works (In different languages. Go figure that one out).

My only criticism, and it is a minor one, is that crowd management should be employed in the entrance AV presentation as people tend to sit on the floor and block the thoroughfare. Don't be put off by the crowds. It is interesting, they are lovely people and would be pleased to see you.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Very interesting tour and the guides at all the Shakespeare related places are very knowledgeable and make the visit most interesting.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Original structure from several hundred years ago with oak beams intact. Excellent photo shots from, across the street.

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