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New Place - Nash House
New Place, Shakespeare's home from 1597 until his death in 1616,was pulled down in the eighteenth century but its foundations and grounds can be seen, including a beautiful Elizabethan-style knott garden ie created eighty years ago.
The site is approached through Nash's House adjoining, which contains exceptional furnishings of Shakespeare's period. The rooms on the lower level include some early seventeenth century oak furniture. Upstairs, there is an exhibition dealing with the history of Stratford-upon-Avon before and after Shakespeare.
One large step leads into the property. The ground floor and the garden is mainly flat. The exhibition on the upper floor is via a long flight of wooden stairs. The exhibition itself is well lit and clearly presented. Again, visitors should be aware of the uneven flooring of the interior. A small step leads to the garden and a narrow uneven pathway leads to the propertys accessible W.C. Other toilets are accessed via a shallow step. Staff are willing to assist.
Chapel Street (Tel 01789 292325)