Shakespeare settings you can visit on holiday

April 22, 2022

Settings from Shakespeare plays that you can visit on holiday - press release

April 23rd is National Shakespeare Day and a great deal of pageantry is devoted to The Bard in schools across the nation and his hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon.

At Last Minute Cottages though, we wanted to encourage travellers to visit the places that inspired and featured in many of Shakespeare’s great plays.

So, from castles in the Scottish Highlands, to the wild coasts of Wales via fair Verona, come with us on a journey into the realm of the English language’s greatest ever influencer.

Our Shakespeare Settings Travel Guide contains thirteen locations and covers England, Scotland, Wales, Denmark, Greece, Italy and Sicily, pulling in some key facts about the plays in question, famous quotes and a mix of things to see and do in each place while on holiday.

Special attention has been paid to anything of note that has survived from the late 16th and early 17th centuries, so explorers can firmly place themselves in the great poet’s shoes, but we also thought it would be nice to help travellers plan their day with some recommendations for places to stop for food and drink along the way.

Snaptrip Group (owner of Last Minute Cottages) CEO Matt Fox says: “We are always looking for fresh ways to add some value to people’s travels and think that tapping into the world of Shakespeare offers a really interesting perspective.

“Shakespeare’s influence on history, culture and language, and his willingness to explore the world through words is enough to inspire many to travel to these locations and look at them through a fresh lens”.

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About Snaptrip Group

Home to the largest collection of self-catering accommodation in the UK, the Snaptrip Group (owner of Last Minute Cottages) is a trusted marketplace for travellers to discover cottage, apartment and lodge holidays online. With over 60,000 easily bookable properties, with up-front costs, in the UK, Ireland and Europe, we strive to ensure our customers find the right holiday for them at the best possible price.