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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Church St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, UK

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About Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall is one of the newest visitor attractions in Stratford-upon-Avon, It was set in a complex of some of Stratford's oldest historic buildings. It was here that the playwright William Shakespeare attended school and here that he fell in love with poetry and drama. The guildhall was established as a meeting place for the Guild of the Holy Cross, a religious group of merchants in the town. It was sited adjacent to the 13th century guild chapel which was the place


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The Guild Chapel0.02km from Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

The Guild Chapel of the Holy Cross, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire is a chapel of 13th century origins. Founded by the Guild of the Holy Cross before 1269. The chapel was gifted an extensive series of wall-paintings by Hugh Clopton, an earlier owner of New Place, and John Shakespeare, Shakespeare's father, undertook their defacement in the later 1500s. The paintings have recently been conserved.

Shakespeare's New Place0.04km from Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Shakespeare’s New Place was his family home from 1597 until he died in the house in 1616. The house was demolished in 1759, and a registered garden has been designed on the site where New Place once stood to commemorate the importance of the site and allow visitors to make their own personal connection with Shakespeare. New Place (grid reference SP201548) was William Shakespeare's final place of residence in Stratford-upon-Avon. He died there in 1616. Though the house no longer exists, the site

Nash's House0.05km from Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Nash’s House is a Grade I listed building, constructed in the early 16th century. It is the house next door to the ruins and gardens of William Shakespeare's final residence, New Place. It is a grade I listed building.  It is now a museum traces the history of Stratford-upon-Avon from the earliest settlers in the Avon Valley to Shakespeare's time.

Hall's Croft0.22km from Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Hall's Croft is a building in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, which was owned by William Shakespeare's daughter, Susanna Hall, and her husband Dr John Hall whom she married in 1607. It is the place in Stratford that gives the best indication of how well William Shakespeare had done for himself just twelve years after leaving Stratford for London. The property includes a dramatic walled garden which contains a variety of plant life that John Hall may have used in his treatments.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre0.27km from Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is a 1,040+ seat thrust stage theatre owned by the Royal Shakespeare Company dedicated to the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is located in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon – Shakespeare's birthplace – in the English Midlands, beside the River Avon. The Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres re-opened in November 2010 after undergoing a major renovation known as the Transformation Project.

Bancroft Gardens0.32km from Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Bancroft Gardens, a public park in which the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is located. The gardens were originally created during the Post Medieval period. They are situated in the centre of Stratford upon Avon. Enjoy sunny days in the wide grass lawns and gardens with the backdrop of the river. Features include a human sundial celebrating the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, a new performance area and two fully accessible bridges over the canal basin and the lock.

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Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, and the largest town is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon and Victorian novelist George Eliot, at Nuneaton. It is a popular destination for international and domestic tourists to explore both medieval and more recent history.