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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hall's Croft in Stratford-upon-Avon

Hall's Croft in Stratford-upon-Avon is the home of William Shakespeare's daughter, Susanna Hall, and her husband Dr John Hall. This year(2013) the house is celebrating its 400th anniversary and there is an exhibition where you can meet some of the characters who were associated with Hall's Croft over the years.



The residence of Susanna and John Hall is now converted into an exhibition/collection of paintings and furniture dating back to the 16th and 17th century. There is an interesting collection of apothecary's equipment and books belonging to Dr Hall and also the very first edition of his medical notes which was publish in 1657.





The property also includes a lovely walled garden with a variety of fragrant medicinal herbs that Dr. Hall used in his medicinal remedies. There are also a couple of mulberry trees that were laden with fruit when we visited.





The staff at Hall's Croft were most welcoming and knowledgeable. They were happy to discuss the house and answer any questions that I had. The overall experience was enhanced by the friendliness and enthusiasm of the guides at the property.


Tip


Go for the Shakespeare Five House Pass (now includes Shakespeare's grave) available at the Visitors Information Centre. It's great value as you have unlimited access for 12 months for your money.

Hall's Croft  | Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BG

 

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