All lovers of great literature probably have some interest in England’s most famous writer, and English he might be, but there are some, what might seem unlikely, places to celebrate Shakespeare around the world, as well as the expected ones. When you think about it though, it isn’t that unlikely. The work of the Bard of Avon is known around the globe with his work translated in many languages for the whole world to appreciate. Here are some places to celebrate Shakespeare – expected and unexpected.
It’s only natural that the most obvious of the places to celebrate Shakespeare is his birthplace. The town of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, central England, is a Shakespeare fest every day of the year. Every pub has a Shakespeare theme and every shop has Shakespeare related souvenirs. But that aside, it is a gorgeous town, with beautifully preserved houses and a very lovely park next to the River Avon. It is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company Theater, where watching a production is a special experience. Attractions include Shakespeare’s birthplace/home, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage (Shakespeare’s wife), and the Holy Trinity Church where he is buried.