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Great Garden of New Place

New Place was Shakespeare's impressive townhouse where he died. Today, only the house's foundations are left and the rest the estate is preserved as the Great Garden. Take time to relax here, and let the bard's former surroundings inspire you.

New Place, Chapel St., Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6EP, United Kingdom

 
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Shakespearean Landmarks

Stratford-upon-Avon receives over 3 million visitors a year. They go for one main reason: to see the landmarks of Shakespeare's life including the home where Shakespeare was born, his wife's home and his final resting place.

Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EP, United Kingdom

 
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The company has been performing Shakespeare's works for more than 125 years. The plays come to life with great actors and a well-tuned army of artists and technicians behind the scenes. Guided tours are available.

The Courtyard Theatre, Southern Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BB, United Kingdom

 
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The Dirty Duck

The Dirty Duck bar is known specifically as an actors' hangout. It's decorated with signed pictures of actors who have worked in the theaters over the years, and it's a great place to grab a drink before or after dinner.

44 Waterside, Warwick, CV37 6BA, United Kingdom

 
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Oxford University

Oxford University is made up of 39 colleges scattered throughout the city, each with its own chapel and bar. One of the largest and most esteemed colleges is Christ Church, whose main entrance served as inspiration for Hogwarts in Harry Potter.

Oxford, OX1, United Kingdom

 
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Alice's Shop

Alice of Alice in Wonderland was a real girl, and the book is based on stories of her life in Oxford. In real life, Alice visited a shop regularly to buy her sweets. Today, Alice's Shop is a tiny wonderland-like store selling all things Alice.

83 St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1RA, United Kingdom

 
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Punting in Oxford

A long-established way to spend a lazy afternoon in Oxford is to enjoy a slow, languid ride on a punt. A punt is a shallow, long boat propelled by a long pole. Anyone who has been punting has fallen in at least once.

Oxford, United Kingdom

 
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The Shakespeare

The Shakespeare is one of Stratford's favorite hotels, thanks to its convenient location, style and atmosphere. The architecture is Tudor style, and parts of the hotel date back to 1637. The comfortable rooms range from Englishy to modern.

Chapel Street, CV37 6ER Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom

 

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