William Shakespeare was - and still is - undoubtedly the most famous playwright in the world, and his birthplace, Stratford-Upon-Avon is definitely worth visiting. This is not only Shakespeare's birthplace, but also the place this genius grew up, lived, wrote and worked. Mrs. Shakespeare's wife Anne Hathaway's famous thatched cottage and his mother Mary Arden's house is nearby as well, as well as Hall's Croft, the home belonging to his daughter.
You can also catch a show or two at the Royal Shakespeare Theater, or the Attic Theater, both of which regularly house Shakespeare's greatest dramas regularly. For all your shopping needs, there are a few antique shops in the area. check out the The Barn, Sims Vintage Antiques Center and Bonds for high quality vintage goods and knicknacks. A number of good and affordable boutique hotels are also available in this area if you want to make a weekend out of it.
Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Birthplace of Shakespeare, Mary Arden's Home, Hall's Croft, Globe Theater, Royal Shakepeare Theater