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Shakespeare set his plays in dozens of locations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The interactive map below shows all of the locations that Shakespeare used in his 37 plays.

You can zoom in on the map for a more detailed view of an area, use the filter to show the pins specific to one play only, click the icons on the map for more information, or use the list of all map pins below the map:

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Title Category Address Description
The Winter's Tale: A sea port, Sicily The Winters Tale Sicily
The Winter's Tale: Bohemia, Czech Republic The Winters Tale Czech Republic Bohemia is a historical country, occupying the western two-thirds the Czech Rebuplic.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Mantua, Italy The Two Gentlemen of Verona Mantua
The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Milan, Italy The Two Gentlemen of Verona Milan
The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Verona, Italy The Two Gentlemen of Verona Verona
Twelfth Night: Illyria, Croatia Twelfth Night Croatia Illyria is an ancient region in modern-day Croatia.
Troilus and Cressida: Troy, Turkey Troilus and Cressida Anatolia Troy is an ancient city in modern day Turkey.
Titus Andronicus: A Forest near Rome, Italy Titus Andronicus Rome
Titus Andronicus: Plains near Rome, Italy Titus Andronicus Rome
Titus Andronicus: Rome, Italy Titus Andronicus Rome
Timon of Athens: Athens, Greece Timon of Athens Athens
The Tempest: An unnamed island in the Mediterranean The Tempest Mediterranean Sea
The Taming of the Shrew: England The Taming of the Shrew England
The Taming of the Shrew: Padua, Italy The Taming of the Shrew Padua
The Taming of the Shrew: Verona, Italy The Taming of the Shrew Verona
Romeo and Juliet: Mantua, Italy Romeo and Juliet Mantua
Romeo and Juliet: Verona, Italy Romeo and Juliet Verona
Richard III: Banyards Castle, England Richard III Addle Hill, London Baynard's Castle refers to buildings on two neighbouring London sites, between current-day Blackfriars station and St Paul's Cathedral.
Richard III: Camp near Tamworth, England Richard III Tamworth, UK
Richard III: London, England Richard III London
Richard III: Pomfret Castle, England Richard III Pontefract Castle Pomfret Castle refers to current day Pontefract Castle in Yorkshire, England.
Richard III: Salisbury, England Richard III Salisbury, UK
Richard II: Coventy, England Richard II Coventy, UK
Richard II: Ely House, London, England Richard II Ely House, London
Richard II: London, King Richard II Palace, England Richard II London
Richard II: Wales Richard II Wales
Richard II: Wilds in Gloucestershire, England Richard II Gloucestershire, UK
Pericles: Antioch, Turkey Pericles Antakya, Turkey Antioch was an ancient city near current-day Antakya, Turkey.
Pericles: Ephesus, Turkey Pericles Sel?uk, Turkey Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, current day Turkey
Pericles: Pentapolis, Lybia Pericles Cyrenaica Pentapolis was an ancient eastern coastal region of Libya.
Pericles: Tarsus, Turkey Pericles Tarsus, Turkey
Pericles: Tyre, Lebanon Pericles Tyre, Lebanon TBC
Othello: Cyprus Othello Cyprus
Othello: Venice, Italy Othello Venice
Much Ado About Nothing: Messina, Sicily Much Ado about Nothing Messina
A Midsummer Night's Dream: A wood near Athens, Greece A Midsummer Nights Dream Athens
The Merry Wives of Windsor: Near Frogmore, England The Merry Wives of Windsor Frogmore, UK
The Merry Wives of Windsor: Windsor (multiple locations), England The Merry Wives of Windsor Windsor, UK
Merchant of Venice: Belmont, Italy The Merchant of Venice Belmonte Calabro
Merchant of Venice: Venice, Italy The Merchant of Venice Venice
Measure for Measure: Vienna, Austria Measure for Measure Vienna
Macbeth: Before the King's Palace, England Macbeth London, UK
Macbeth: Dusinane, Scotland Macbeth Dusinane
Macbeth: Fife, Scotland Macbeth Fife
Macbeth: Inverness, Scotland Macbeth Inverness
Macbeth: Near Birnam Wood, England Macbeth Birnam Wood, uk
Macbeth: Near Forres, Italy Macbeth Forres
Love's Labour's Lost: Navarre, Spain Loves Labours Lost Navarre, spain An old name for the region in Spanish Basque country.
King Lear: Ancient Britain, Leicestershire, England King Lear Leicestershire
King Lear: Near Dover, England King Lear Dover, UK
King John: Before Angiers, France King John Angiers, France
King John: King John's palace, England King John King John's palace
King John: Lewis's camp at St Edmundsbury, England King John St Edmundsbury, UK
King John: Plains near Angiers, France King John Angiers, France
King John: Swinstead Abbey, England King John Morkery Road, UK
Julius Caesar: Rome, Italy Julius Caesar Rome
Julius Caesar: The plains of Philippi, Greece Julius Caesar Philippi, Greece Philippi was an ancient city in eastern Macedonia, current-day Greece.
Henry VIII: A hall in Blackfriars, London, England Henry VIII London, Blackfriars
Henry VIII: A hall in York Place, England Henry VIII London
Henry VIII: Kimbolton, England Henry VIII Kimbolton, UK
Henry VIII: London, The Palace, England Henry VIII London
Henry VIII: Street in Westminster, England Henry VIII Westminster, London
Henry VI, Part III: A forest in the north of England Henry VI, Part III A forest in the north of England
Henry VI, Part III: Before York, England Henry VI, Part III York, UK
Henry VI, Part III: Between Sandal Castle and Wakefield, England Henry VI, Part III Wakefield
Henry VI, Part III: Coventry, England Henry VI, Part III Coventry
Henry VI, Part III: Field between Towton and Saxton, England Henry VI, Part III Saxton
Henry VI, Part III: Field of battle near Barnet, England Henry VI, Part III Barnet
Henry VI, Part III: Lewis XI palace, France Henry VI, Part III Paris, France
Henry VI, Part III: London, Houses of Parliament, England Henry VI, Part III London
Henry VI, Part III: London, The Tower, England Henry VI, Part III London, Tower of London
Henry VI, Part III: Park near Middleham Castle in Yorkshire, England Henry VI, Part III Middleham Castle
Henry VI, Part III: Plain in Warwickshire, England Henry VI, Part III Warwickshire
Henry VI, Part III: Plain near mortimers cross in Herefordshire, England Henry VI, Part III mortimers cross, uk
Henry VI, Part III: Sandal Castle, England Henry VI, Part III Sandal Castle, UK
Henry VI, Part II: Blackheath, England Henry VI, Part II London, Blackheath
Henry VI, Part II: Bury St Edmunds, England Henry VI, Part II Bury St Edmunds, UK
Henry VI, Part II: Fields between Dartford and Blackheath, England Henry VI, Part II London, Fields between Dartford and Blackheath
Henry VI, Part II: Fields near St Albans, England Henry VI, Part II St Albans
Henry VI, Part II: Kenilworth Castle, England Henry VI, Part II Kenilworth Castle
Henry VI, Part II: Kent Coast, England Henry VI, Part II Margate
Henry VI, Part II: Kent, England Henry VI, Part II Kent
Henry VI, Part II: London, Canon Street, England Henry VI, Part II London Canon Street
Henry VI, Part II: London, England Henry VI, Part II London
Henry VI, Part II: London, Smithfield, England Henry VI, Part II London Smithfield
Henry VI, Part II: London, The Palace, England Henry VI, Part II London
Henry VI, Part II: London, The Tower, England Henry VI, Part II London, Tower of London
Henry VI, Part II: Southwark, England Henry VI, Part II Southwark
Henry VI, Part II: St Albans, England Henry VI, Part II St Albans, UK
Henry VI, Part II: The Abbey at Bury St Edmunds, England Henry VI, Part II Bury St Edmunds, UK
Henry VI, Part I: Anjou, France Henry VI, Part I Anjou, France
Henry VI, Part I: Auvergne, France Henry VI, Part I Auvergne
Henry VI, Part I: Before Angiers, France Henry VI, Part I Angiers
Henry VI, Part I: Before Bordeaux, France Henry VI, Part I Bordeaux
Henry VI, Part I: Before Orleans, France Henry VI, Part I Orleans, France
Henry VI, Part I: London, before The Tower, England Henry VI, Part I London
Henry VI, Part I: London, Houses of Parliament, England Henry VI, Part I London, Houses of Parliament
Henry VI, Part I: London, Temple Garden, England Henry VI, Part I London Temple Garden
Henry VI, Part I: London, The Palace, England Henry VI, Part I London
Henry VI, Part I: London, Tower of London, England Henry VI, Part I London, Tower of London
Henry VI, Part I: Paris, France Henry VI, Part I Paris
Henry VI, Part I: Plains before Rouen, France Henry VI, Part I Rouen
Henry VI, Part I: Plains in Anjou, France Henry VI, Part I Anjou, France
Henry VI, Part I: Plains in Gascony, France Henry VI, Part I Gascony
Henry VI, Part I: Rouen, France Henry VI, Part I Rouen
Henry VI, Part I: Westminster Abbey, England Henry VI, Part I Westminster Abbey
Henry V: Before Harfleur, France Henry V Harfleur, France
Henry V: London, England Henry V London
Henry V: Near Agincourt, France Henry V Agincourt, France
Henry V: Paris, France Henry V Paris
Henry V: Picardy, France Henry V Picardy
Henry V: Southampton, England Henry V Southampton, UK
Henry IV, Part II: Eastcheap, England Henry IV, Part II Eastcheap (the boars head tavern)
Henry IV, Part II: Gaultree Forest, Yorkshire, England Henry IV, Part II Yorkshire, UK
Henry IV, Part II: Gloucestershire, England Henry IV, Part II Gloucestershire, UK
Henry IV, Part II: London, England Henry IV, Part II London, UK
Henry IV, Part II: The Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster, England Henry IV, Part II Westminster The Jerusalem Chamber
Henry IV, Part II: Westminster, England Henry IV, Part II Westminster, London
Henry IV, Part II: York, England Henry IV, Part II York, UK
Henry IV, Part I: Bangor, Wales Henry IV, Part I Bangor, Wales
Henry IV, Part I: Eastcheap, England Henry IV, Part I Eastcheap (the boars head tavern)
Henry IV, Part I: London, England Henry IV, Part I London
Henry IV, Part I: Near Coventry, England Henry IV, Part I Coventry, UK
Henry IV, Part I: Near Gadshill, England Henry IV, Part I Gadshill, UK
Henry IV, Part I: Near Shrewsbury, England Henry IV, Part I Shrewsbury, England
Henry IV, Part I: Near Shrewsbury, England Henry IV, Part I Shrewsbury, UK
Henry IV, Part I: Rochester, England Henry IV, Part I Rochester, UK
Henry IV, Part I: Warkworth Castle, England Henry IV, Part I Warkworth Castle
Hamlet: Elsinore, Denmark Hamlet Helsingor
Cymbeline: Britain Cymbeline UK
Cymbeline: Near Milford Haven, Wales Cymbeline Milford Haven
Cymbeline: Rome, Italy Cymbeline Rome
Cymbeline: Wales Cymbeline Wales
Coriolanus: Antium, Italy Coriolanus Anzio Current day Anzio was called Antium in ancient times.
Coriolanus: Corioli, Italy Coriolanus Alban Hills Alban Hills was an ancient city near Rome, between the sea, the river Astura and the Alban Hills.
Coriolanus: Rome, Italy Coriolanus Rome
Comedy of Errors: Ephesus, Turkey The Comedy of Errors Sel? Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, current-day Turkey
As You Like It: Forest of Arden, England As You Like It Warwickshire
Antony and Cleopatra: A plain in Syria Antony and Cleopatra Syria
Antony and Cleopatra: Alexandria, Egypt Antony and Cleopatra Alexandria
Antony and Cleopatra: Messina, Sicily Antony and Cleopatra Messina
Antony and Cleopatra: Misenum, Italy Antony and Cleopatra Miseno Current day Miseno was called Misenum in ancient times.
Antony and Cleopatra: Near Actium, Greece Antony and Cleopatra Actium
Antony and Cleopatra: Rome, Italy Antony and Cleopatra Rome
All's Well That Ends Well: Florence, Italy Alls Well That Ends Well Florence
All's Well That Ends Well: Marseille, France Alls Well That Ends Well Marseille
All's Well That Ends Well: Paris, France Alls Well That Ends Well Paris
All's Well That Ends Well: Roussillon, France Alls Well That Ends Well Roussillon

Read more detailed information on the setting of each play by clicking the relevant link below:

Alls Well That Ends Well Settings
Antony & Cleopatra Settings
As You Like It Settings
The Comedy Of Errors Settings
Coriolanus Settings
Cymbeline Settings
Hamlet Settings
Henry IV Part I Settings
Henry IV Part II Settings
Henry V Settings
Henry VI Part I Settings
Henry VI Part II Settings
Henry VI Part III Settings
Henry VIII Settings
Julius Caesar Settings
King John Settings
King Lear Settings
Love’s Labour’s Lost Settings
Macbeth Settings
Measure For Measure Settings
The Merchant Of Venice Settings
The Merry Wives Windsor Settings
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Settings
Much Ado About Nothing Settings
Othello Settings
Pericles Settings
Richard II Settings
Richard III Settings
Romeo & Juliet Settings
The Taming Of The Shrew Settings
The Tempest Settings
Timon Of Athens Settings
Titus Andronicus Settings
Troilus & Cressida Settings
Twelfth Night Settings
The Two Gentlemen of Verona Settings
The Winters Tale Settings

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