Five properties are directly connected to Shakespeare. They are the Birthplace, New Place, Hall’s Croft, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, and Mary Arden’s Farm. All of them are owned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. For full details, opening times etc, concerning the properties, and for a 20% discount on entrance tickets, please click on this link.
The entrance to the schoolroom is in Church Street and the Guildhall is next door. For full details, opening times etc, concerning the two please visit the Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall Website
The church dates from the 1210s and contains the graves of Shakespeare’s family, especially his own one with its famous inscription; -
‘Good friend for Jesus’s sake forbear
To dig the dust encloséd here:
Blesséd be the man that spares these stones,
And curst be he that moves my bones.’
But the site has been a place of Christian worship since 800AD and is still used. For information about current Services and for a wealth of information on events and music at the church, as well as details about the church itself, visit the Holy Trinity Church Website.