Getting Here

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Shakespeare's Family Homes

Shakespeare's Birthplace (CV37 6QW) is in Henley Street which is a ten minute walk from the train station.

Hall's Croft (CV37 6BG) and Harvard House (CV37 6AU) are five minutes and ten minutes walk respectively from Shakespeare's Birthplace.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens (CV37 9HH) is located on Shottery Road, 2 miles from Stratford-upon- Avon. Transport is usually by car but the house can be reached via a pleasant walk from the town centre which takes approximately 30 mins. The Cottage is well sign posted and parking is available.

Mary Arden's Farm (CV37 9UN) is three and a half miles from the town centre in Wilmcote. The site is well sign posted and on site free parking is provided. Wilmcote railway station is a very short walk from the Farm.

Shakespeare's Grave (CV37 6BG) can be found in the chapel of Holy Trinity Church, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon. Access to the grave is subject to events taking place in the Church, so please refer to their website for the latest information.


Getting to Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is nestled in the historic heart of England and is easily accessible for short trips or longer stays. 

By car

You can travel from London to Stratford-upon-Avon in under 2 hours by car. Since we are close to the M40, M42 and M6 motorway networks we are also easily reached from the Midlands and the North. The town centre is a short drive from Junction 15 of the M40 and is well sign posted on all major routes.

There are a number of pay and display car parks within the town centre, or you may wish to try the Park & Ride which is signposted from the A46. 

For more information regarding blue badge parking spaces please click here.

By coach

Coaches bringing visitors to The Shakespeare Birthplace are permitted to drop off and pick up their groups directly from the Windsor Street coach park, just one minute's walk from the front door of the Birthplace Visitor's Centre. The coach will then need to wait for the group at the Stratford Leisure Centre coach park until the Group finishes its visit.

There is free coach parking located at Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Mary Arden's Farm just next to the properties. Coaches are permitted to wait there free of charge until the group has completed their visit to the Cottage or Farm.

For Harvard House and Hall's Croft coaches are permitted to drop off groups in front of the property but must then wait for the group at the Leisure Centre car park as neither property has parking facilities.

By train

There are regular, direct rail services from London to Stratford-upon-Avon starting out from London Marylebone station. Stratford is also only a short journey from Birmingham Snow Hill and Moor Street and Solihull stations.

Stratford-upon-Avon train station is a comfortable ten minute walk from the town centre. Click here to download a copy of National Rail onward journey information to help you find your way into town.

Cycle Trail

If you would like to rent a bike and explore Stratford-upon-Avon at your own pace, download the Shakespeare Cycle Trail, including a cycle leaflet and suggested route map.


Visit our Tour Operators page for recommendations of organised tours and transport, including day trips from London.


General enquiries

+44 (0) 1789 204016

Shakespeare's Birthplace

01789 204016

Mary Arden's Farm

01789 293455

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

01789 292100

Hall's Croft

01789 292107

Harvard House

01789 204507

Education & Learning

01789 207131


+44 (0) 1789 204016

Press enquiries

+44 (0) 1789 207134

Groups & Travel Trade

+44 (0) 1789 201806

Development & Fundraising

01789 204016

Library & Archives

01789 204016


+44 (0)1789 201841


+44 (0) 1789 201833

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