Shakespeare’s Birthplace at Stratford Upon Avon

This was my first ever trip to see Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford Upon Avon.

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I haven’t seen that new movie about Shakespeare and hadn’t really thought about his background. I’m not sure why because I actually read a lot of his work and studied some of it too! Therefore it slightly surprised me to find out that he came from an affluent family that had a large house and an affluent family. It now makes sense to me that he studied in a grammar school and that a lot of his stories, although very unique, are somewhat familiar. Shakespeare loved to exaggerate his characters’ personalities and why not if that’s what his readers demanded.

It was interesting to hear one of the actors talk to us visitors. One lady asked what she thought about Shakespeare, who was suggested to be taking ownership of other peoples work. In a lighthearted manner the actor laughed it off and asked in return… why would the writers give away their best work and publish the not so good ones themselves?

Walking out of the Shakespeare birthplace museum I had more questions than when I went in but I guess that was the whole point of the journey. I very much enjoyed myself and look forward to going back to Stratford Upon Avon to see the other parts of the village that influenced this infamous writer!

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • June 3, 2015

    Melanie Kay Zelnick

    I have been here! I remember thinking it was pretty cool!
    Melanie @

    • June 10, 2015


      Awesome, well it’s one place I can tick off from the hundreds you’ve discovered! 😉

  • June 9, 2015


    beautiful photos! I am dying to visit this place!

    life is a shoe

    • June 10, 2015


      Thanks so much, definitely do go but make sure to get as many Shakespeare places seen if you’re coming from afar xx