Shakespeare's Stratford on the Web
This impressive house is where Shakespeare's eldest daughter (Susanna), lived with her medical genius of a husband. It is near to Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare is buried. On display are outstanding sixteenth and seventeenth-century furniture and paintings, and an exhibition about Dr Hall and the medicine of his time. It has an enchanting garden. Not to be missed. Herbs and perennials are for sale here and refreshments can be enjoyed on secluded seats and in the intimate tea room.
The lower level of the house is guided, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the entire house.
Gift and Shop
The entrance to the property comprises of a stone step and a heavy latched period door, leading to the largely flat and level ground floor interior. Period features such as uneven wooden steps and flooring. A shallow ramp leads down into the gift shop and restaurant. The garden and seating area are reached via flat access from the main house. The provision of a ramp leading to the lawn area, and fully accessible toilet facilities are of benefit. Alternative Ladies and Gents facilities are reached by four large stone steps.
Access to the restaurant from the Old Town entrance, is via one step. Guide dogs are welcome. The furniture inside can be rearranged. Staff are helpful.
Chapel Street (Tel 01789 292325)