What is the Tour?
The tour is the life and times of William Shakespeare, related in an entertaining way by Will himself as he guides you through his home Town!
Where does it go?
The tour meets at the Tudor World Museum then proceeds to his Birthplace; then goes to his children’s houses; New Place; his school and ends at his final resting place.
What’s the duration?
The tour starts at 2pm on Saturdays (and some ‘high days’) and is 1.5 hour (allow 2 hours in total). The tour finishes at Holy Trinity Church but Shakespeare will be happy to lead you back to the main part of Town!
What is the price?
The price for the PUBLIC tour is: £7 adults, £6, concs, £3.50 children, £18 family ticket (2A+2C)
PRIVATE TOURS and School Groups (please check our schools page) by arrangement.
Stratford upon Avon is a very compact Town and the tour is no more than a mile and pretty flat. It is therefore wheelchair friendly. Do discuss with the tour guide if you need any special provision (even if it is just to walk slower!) he will be happy to accommodate your needs.
What do we see?
You will see all the major buildings associated with Shakespeare’s life from birth to death and some of the Town’s history (from the outside only!) There will be plenty to occupy every age group with stories; Tudor architecture and even the River Avon, populated with swans!
Who plays the Bard?
We have several ‘Shakespeares’ (we even have one on the Monopoly Box!) The tour has been running since 2011 and all our Shakespeares are highly trained, licensed actors with an in-depth knowledge of the great man!
What if it rains?
If it rains on the tour (this is England after all!) the tour will continue and the guide will try to find any cover where he can. However, you may wish to check the weather in advance and bring a brolly. Master Shakespeare himself will get wet!