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Shakespeare's Birthplace in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo: Mark Williamson.
Shakespeare's Birthplace in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo: Mark Williamson.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is celebrating a record-breaking year in 2016, the 400 anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, as it welcomed around 825,000 visitors to the five historic Shakespeare houses in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The figure represents a six per cent increase from 2015. This beats the previous record of 820,000 visitors in 2014 during Shakespeare’s 450 birthday celebrations, and many millions more people of all ages from across the globe connected with the Trust through its education programmes and digital channels.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust marked 400 years of Shakespeare’s creative legacy with a number of significant milestones including a contemporary re-interpretation of Shakespeare’s New Place and the return of Shakespeare’s will to Stratford-upon-Avon for the first time since it was written.

Full story in the Herald.



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