Stratford-on-Avon: Part 3 – Shakespeare’s birthplace

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Last but not least, we visited the birth place of William Shakespeare. This is the small, half-timbered house in Henley Street where it is believed that Shakespeare was born. It is now a museum and, boy, is it popular with tourists. This has been one of the busiest tourist attractions we have visited on our tour of England.


There were a couple of items that interested me in this house that differed from the other two houses we visited in Stratford-on-Avon.

The first was William Shakespeare’s family tree.


Shakespeare’s first born child, Susanna, married the local doctor, John Hall, and their home is one of the five houses you can visit in Stratford-on-Avon. Sadly, we didn’t have time to visit more than three.

The house displayed similar bedsteads, kitchen equipment and other furniture to what we saw in the first two houses but what was unique was the wall paper…

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Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing and in the Poets Quarterly published by Prolific Press in Spring/2019. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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2 Responses to Stratford-on-Avon: Part 3 – Shakespeare’s birthplace

  1. Thank you for sharing this post, Penny.


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