Our next stop will be Shakespeare’s New Place. From 1597 to his death in 1616, New Place was Shakespeare’s home. Shakespeare retired here after completing his work.
The New House survived after Shakespeare’s death until its demolition in 1759. Now a picturesque garden is where Shakespeare’s original home was. The amazing Elizabethan Knot garden, created between 1919 and 1920, has been based on images from Shakespeare’s garden books and contains, to the extent possible, plants which Shakespeare had known. When Shakespeare bought New Place he was an established playwright and it is believed that he wrote his later plays there, including The Tempest.