Shakespeare's Way

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Shakespeare's Way waymarker in Oxfordshire

Shakespeare's Way is a waymarked long-distance footpath in southern England, United Kingdom.

Length of Route[edit]

Shakespeare's Way runs for 235 km (146 mi).

The route[edit]

The waymarked route (which opened in 2006) runs from William Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire to the modern Shakespeare's Globe (near the site of the original Globe Theatre), on the south bank of the River Thames in London which replicates a late Elizabethan period or early Jacobean era theatre of the period.

The route is intended to shadow a possible route taken by the Bard of Avon himself when journeying between London where he acted and wrote his plays and his house, wife and children back in Stratford.

The route passes through part of the Cotswolds, the Chiltern Hills, the valley of the River Stour, Warwickshire, Oxford and enters the Thames Valley at Marlow, Buckinghamshire before following the Grand Union Canal and then the Thames Path into London.

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