skip to main content

Shakespeare's grave scanned in 400th anniversary

01 March 2016

Shakespears grave scanned in 400th aniversary

A radar survey into William Shakespeare's grave and an excavation of the playwright's house are among research projects marking the 400th anniversary of his death. Shakespeare's grave in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford upon Avon has never been excavated, but a scan has been carried out to search below ground. This allows an investigation without physically disturbing the site. The findings are expected to be revealed in the next few weeks. There are believed to have been discoveries in the grave, in a church where five members of the Shakespeare family are buried. There has been speculation about a possible family vault under the stones - and questions about whether such a ground-penetrating scan would show other items buried with Shakespeare.

We operate a self-guided independent walking tour of Startford upon Avon and The Cotlswolds.

Stratford on Avon Shakespeare Church

The grave, where the playwright was buried in 1616, carries the warning: "Good friend, for Jesus' sake forebeare, To digg the dust enclosed heare; Bleste be the man that spares thes stones, And curst be he that moves my bones."

Evan Evans tours operate daily from London to Stratford-on-Avon in their sightseeing coaches.

Share on
Recent News
[open quote]

Hello Philip Another spectacular walk. We really enjoyed Wales. All accomodations were great especially the Druidstone--lovely place and I think we had the best room in the house--top floor--balcony sea view. We may come back and stay a few days. First day of walking not hard but WINDY and wet. Rest of walk was in beautiful sunny weather. We did find some distances a bit off on hike descriptions ie from Marloes to Druidstone is 15 not 11 but we made it and it made the hotel even more special!! We hope to find another walk perhaps again a coastal one in Devon / Dorset area You do a great job and I have certainly reccommended you to many friends.

[close quote]
Joyce & Vincent from Los Altos California
Pembrokeshire Coast Path Dale to St Davids Wales