Nash's House & New Place
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Nash's House & New Place information
When Shakespeare retired, he swapped the bright lights of London for a comfortable town house at New Place, where he died of unknown causes in April 1616. The house was demolished in 1759, but an attractive Elizabethan knot garden occupies part of the grounds. A major project at the site (which reopens in July 2016) has uncovered Shakespeare's kitchen and incorporated new exhibits exploring his life and times into a reimagining of the house as it would have been. You can also explore the adjacent Nash's House, where Shakespeare's granddaughter Elizabeth lived.