Nash’s HouseStratford upon Avon
& New Place
Chapel Street
Warwickshire  CV37 6EP
 
 

This is one of five properties owned and managed by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.  The other properties are: Shakespeare's Birthplace  and Hall's Croft, both in Stratford together with Anne Hathaway's Cottage at Shottery and Mary Arden's Farm at Wilmcote.

Nash’s House
Once owned by Thomas Nash, first husband of Shakespeare’s granddaughter, Elizabeth.  It is an interesting restored three storey ‘black and white’ building.  It holds excellent examples of 17th century tapestries and furniture and is now a local history museum.  There is also an interesting exhibition on ‘The Complete Works of Shakespeare’.
 
New Place  
William Shakespeare purchased the adjoining property in 1597.  At that time, it was said to be one of the finest properties in Stratford.  His wife, Anne (Hathaway) and children lived there awaiting his return from London in 1610.  Shakespeare lived in the house until his death in 1616.
 
By the mid 1700s, New Place had become so popular with tourists that they were intruding on the then owner’s (Reverend Gaskell) enjoyment of the property.  He was so annoyed by these intrusions that in 1759, much to the displeasure of the town authorities and neighbours, he demolished the house.
 
All that is left now are the foundations in the Great Garden.  The Garden is beautifully laid out with beds of colourful flowers, hedges of box and yew and an ancient Mulberry tree grown from a cutting of a Mulberry said to have been planted by Shakespeare himself.  There are many seats on which to sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
 
Plan Your Visit
Accommodation - Search & Book through Lastminute.com here: 
 
 
Disabled Access
Nash’s House is a Tudor period house, wheelchair disabled access is limited.  There is access to New Place Garden and Toilets.
 
Opening Hours
For opening days and times for all Shakespeare Birthplace Trust properties go to Web:  Plan Your Visit
 
Admission Prices
Tip
Various admission packages are available including the Shakespeare Five Houses Ticket for entry to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and all the other Shakespeare Houses.  Go to the above Weblink for details Web:  Plan Your Visit
 
Nash’s House & New Place is one of the five properties owned and managed by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The other properties are: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Hall's Croft and Anne Hathaway's Cottage, all in Stratford whilst there is Mary Arden's Farm at Wilmcote. These ‘Multiple House’ tickets give a very good reduction on purchasing single tickets for entry, especially if visiting all five houses.
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)1789 201 016
 
Google Map - Nash's House & New Place