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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.
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, download the map to guide you. The Cottage is well sign posted and parking is available for a small additional fee.
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.
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.
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.
For more information regarding blue badge parking spaces please click here.
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.
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.
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.
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