Shakespeare's Stratford on the Web
A central street with many excellent shops for window shopping or
browsing. A fine selection of coffee/tea shops.
The building which houses
Crabtree and Evelyn was once a gaol with a cage for the prisoners on the
outside, this later became the home of Shakespeare's younger daughter,
Judith. Further down High Street on the same side you will find a
black and white timbered building housing Marlowe's
restaurant quite well
established having been 'newly built 1595'.
Further down on the opposite side
take time out to look at the architecture of a beautiful carved house with the
date of 1596 on it. This is Harvard House, one time home of John
Harvard, the founder of Harvard University.
Both buildings were rebuilt
after a very bad fire and it was this fire which made the local authority at the
time ban thatched roofs in the town.