If you are a fan of the Bard, you must make plans to visit some of the most iconic places in England that celebrate his legacy. A trip to Shakespeare’s country means taking a step back into time and imagining what times were like in England while Shakespeare and his literary companions lived and wrote.
Not only will it give you a chance to imagine what life was like, you will also get to see many first-hand artifacts from Shakespeare’s life. Having the opportunity to see where he walked, dreamed, and created works that changed our world forever is a dream come true for his ultimate fans. So, how do you choose? Here are the 3 places every true fan must visit.
The Globe Theatre
As most fans know, Shakespeare’s original Globe Theatre burned down in 1613 during a performance of Henry VIII. While the original theatre no longer remains, a replica has been built close to its original location in London allowing tourists to take in the site as well as watch a performance in true Shakespearean fashion. One of the Strawberry Tours in London includes a visit to this choice spot.
Many tourists miss the chance to see some of the original works of Shakespeare because they do not make a stop at the British Library. This magnificent library’s collection includes artifacts from several British authors including Shakespeare’s First Folio published in 1623, as well as first editions by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, and more.
Finally, no trip to Shakespeare’s homeland is complete without a visit to Shakespeare’s actual home land, the place of his birth and where he spent his days, Stratford-upon-Avon. Tourists can visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, the home of his bride, and the place he was buried. While in Stratford, you should also make plans to see a play by the Royal Shakespeare Company.