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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TitleCategoryAddressDescription
Pericles: Tyre, LebanonTyre, Lebanon
The Winter's Tale: A sea port, SicilyThe Winters TaleSicily
The Winter's Tale: Bohemia, Czech RepublicThe Winters TaleCzech RepublicBohemia is a historical country, occupying the western two-thirds the Czech Rebuplic.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Mantua, ItalyThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaMantua
The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Milan, ItalyThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaMilan
The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Verona, ItalyThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaVerona
Twelfth Night: Illyria, CroatiaTwelfth NightCroatiaIllyria is an ancient region in modern-day Croatia.
Troilus and Cressida: Troy, TurkeyTroilus and CressidaAnatoliaTroy is an ancient city in modern day Turkey.
Titus Andronicus: A Forest near Rome, ItalyTitus AndronicusRome
Titus Andronicus: Plains near Rome, ItalyTitus AndronicusRome
Titus Andronicus: Rome, ItalyTitus AndronicusRome
Timon of Athens: Athens, GreeceTimon of AthensAthens
The Tempest: An unnamed island in the MediterraneanThe TempestMediterranean Sea
The Taming of the Shrew: EnglandThe Taming of the ShrewEngland
The Taming of the Shrew: Padua, ItalyThe Taming of the ShrewPadua
The Taming of the Shrew: Verona, ItalyThe Taming of the ShrewVerona
Romeo and Juliet: Mantua, ItalyRomeo and JulietMantua
Romeo and Juliet: Verona, ItalyRomeo and JulietVerona
Richard III: Banyards Castle, EnglandRichard IIIAddle Hill, LondonBaynard'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, EnglandRichard IIITamworth, UK
Richard III: London, EnglandRichard IIILondon
Richard III: Pomfret Castle, EnglandRichard IIIPontefract CastlePomfret Castle refers to current day Pontefract Castle in Yorkshire, England.
Richard III: Salisbury, EnglandRichard IIISalisbury, UK
Richard II: Coventy, EnglandRichard IICoventy, UK
Richard II: Ely House, London, EnglandRichard IIEly House, London
Richard II: London, King Richard II Palace, EnglandRichard IILondon
Richard II: WalesRichard IIWales
Richard II: Wilds in Gloucestershire, EnglandRichard IIGloucestershire, UK
Pericles: Antioch, TurkeyPericlesAntakya, TurkeyAntioch was an ancient city near current-day Antakya, Turkey.
Pericles: Ephesus, TurkeyPericlesSel?uk, TurkeyEphesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, current day Turkey
Pericles: Pentapolis, LybiaPericlesCyrenaicaPentapolis was an ancient eastern coastal region of Libya.
Pericles: Tarsus, TurkeyPericlesTarsus, Turkey
Othello: CyprusOthelloCyprus
Othello: Venice, ItalyOthelloVenice
Much Ado About Nothing: Messina, SicilyMuch Ado about NothingMessina
A Midsummer Night's Dream: A wood near Athens, GreeceA Midsummer Nights DreamAthens
The Merry Wives of Windsor: Near Frogmore, EnglandThe Merry Wives of WindsorFrogmore, UK
The Merry Wives of Windsor: Windsor (multiple locations), EnglandThe Merry Wives of WindsorWindsor, UK
Merchant of Venice: Belmont, ItalyThe Merchant of VeniceBelmonte Calabro
Merchant of Venice: Venice, ItalyThe Merchant of VeniceVenice
Measure for Measure: Vienna, AustriaMeasure for MeasureVienna
Macbeth: Before the King's Palace, EnglandMacbethLondon, UK
Macbeth: Dusinane, ScotlandMacbethDusinane
Macbeth: Fife, ScotlandMacbethFife
Macbeth: Inverness, ScotlandMacbethInverness
Macbeth: Near Birnam Wood, EnglandMacbethBirnam Wood, uk
Macbeth: Near Forres, ItalyMacbethForres
Love's Labour's Lost: Navarre, SpainLoves Labours LostNavarre, spainAn old name for the region in Spanish Basque country.
King Lear: Ancient Britain, Leicestershire, EnglandKing LearLeicestershire
King Lear: Near Dover, EnglandKing LearDover, UK
King John: Before Angiers, FranceKing JohnAngiers, France
King John: King John's palace, EnglandKing JohnKing John's palace
King John: Lewis's camp at St Edmundsbury, EnglandKing JohnSt Edmundsbury, UK
King John: Plains near Angiers, FranceKing JohnAngiers, France
King John: Swinstead Abbey, EnglandKing JohnMorkery Road, UK
Julius Caesar: Rome, ItalyJulius CaesarRome
Julius Caesar: The plains of Philippi, GreeceJulius CaesarPhilippi, GreecePhilippi was an ancient city in eastern Macedonia, current-day Greece.
Henry VIII: A hall in Blackfriars, London, EnglandHenry VIIILondon, Blackfriars
Henry VIII: A hall in York Place, EnglandHenry VIIILondon
Henry VIII: Kimbolton, EnglandHenry VIIIKimbolton, UK
Henry VIII: London, The Palace, EnglandHenry VIIILondon
Henry VIII: Street in Westminster, EnglandHenry VIIIWestminster, London
Henry VI, Part III: A forest in the north of EnglandHenry VI, Part IIIA forest in the north of England
Henry VI, Part III: Before York, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIIYork, UK
Henry VI, Part III: Between Sandal Castle and Wakefield, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIIWakefield
Henry VI, Part III: Coventry, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIICoventry
Henry VI, Part III: Field between Towton and Saxton, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIISaxton
Henry VI, Part III: Field of battle near Barnet, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIIBarnet
Henry VI, Part III: Lewis XI palace, FranceHenry VI, Part IIIParis, France
Henry VI, Part III: London, Houses of Parliament, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIILondon
Henry VI, Part III: London, The Tower, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIILondon, Tower of London
Henry VI, Part III: Park near Middleham Castle in Yorkshire, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIIMiddleham Castle
Henry VI, Part III: Plain in Warwickshire, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIIWarwickshire
Henry VI, Part III: Plain near mortimers cross in Herefordshire, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIImortimers cross, uk
Henry VI, Part III: Sandal Castle, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIISandal Castle, UK
Henry VI, Part II: Blackheath, EnglandHenry VI, Part IILondon, Blackheath
Henry VI, Part II: Bury St Edmunds, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIBury St Edmunds, UK
Henry VI, Part II: Fields between Dartford and Blackheath, EnglandHenry VI, Part IILondon, Fields between Dartford and Blackheath
Henry VI, Part II: Fields near St Albans, EnglandHenry VI, Part IISt Albans
Henry VI, Part II: Kenilworth Castle, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIKenilworth Castle
Henry VI, Part II: Kent Coast, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIMargate
Henry VI, Part II: Kent, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIKent
Henry VI, Part II: London, Canon Street, EnglandHenry VI, Part IILondon Canon Street
Henry VI, Part II: London, EnglandHenry VI, Part IILondon
Henry VI, Part II: London, Smithfield, EnglandHenry VI, Part IILondon Smithfield
Henry VI, Part II: London, The Palace, EnglandHenry VI, Part IILondon
Henry VI, Part II: London, The Tower, EnglandHenry VI, Part IILondon, Tower of London
Henry VI, Part II: Southwark, EnglandHenry VI, Part IISouthwark
Henry VI, Part II: St Albans, EnglandHenry VI, Part IISt Albans, UK
Henry VI, Part II: The Abbey at Bury St Edmunds, EnglandHenry VI, Part IIBury St Edmunds, UK
Henry VI, Part I: Anjou, FranceHenry VI, Part IAnjou, France
Henry VI, Part I: Auvergne, FranceHenry VI, Part IAuvergne
Henry VI, Part I: Before Angiers, FranceHenry VI, Part IAngiers
Henry VI, Part I: Before Bordeaux, FranceHenry VI, Part IBordeaux
Henry VI, Part I: Before Orleans, FranceHenry VI, Part IOrleans, France
Henry VI, Part I: London, before The Tower, EnglandHenry VI, Part ILondon
Henry VI, Part I: London, Houses of Parliament, EnglandHenry VI, Part ILondon, Houses of Parliament
Henry VI, Part I: London, Temple Garden, EnglandHenry VI, Part ILondon Temple Garden
Henry VI, Part I: London, The Palace, EnglandHenry VI, Part ILondon
Henry VI, Part I: London, Tower of London, EnglandHenry VI, Part ILondon, Tower of London
Henry VI, Part I: Paris, FranceHenry VI, Part IParis
Henry VI, Part I: Plains before Rouen, FranceHenry VI, Part IRouen
Henry VI, Part I: Plains in Anjou, FranceHenry VI, Part IAnjou, France
Henry VI, Part I: Plains in Gascony, FranceHenry VI, Part IGascony
Henry VI, Part I: Rouen, FranceHenry VI, Part IRouen
Henry VI, Part I: Westminster Abbey, EnglandHenry VI, Part IWestminster Abbey
Henry V: Before Harfleur, FranceHenry VHarfleur, France
Henry V: London, EnglandHenry VLondon
Henry V: Near Agincourt, FranceHenry VAgincourt, France
Henry V: Paris, FranceHenry VParis
Henry V: Picardy, FranceHenry VPicardy
Henry V: Southampton, EnglandHenry VSouthampton, UK
Henry IV, Part II: Eastcheap, EnglandHenry IV, Part IIEastcheap(the boars head tavern)
Henry IV, Part II: Gaultree Forest, Yorkshire, EnglandHenry IV, Part IIYorkshire, UK
Henry IV, Part II: Gloucestershire, EnglandHenry IV, Part IIGloucestershire, UK
Henry IV, Part II: London, EnglandHenry IV, Part IILondon, UK
Henry IV, Part II: The Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster, EnglandHenry IV, Part IIWestminsterThe Jerusalem Chamber
Henry IV, Part II: Westminster, EnglandHenry IV, Part IIWestminster, London
Henry IV, Part II: York, EnglandHenry IV, Part IIYork, UK
Henry IV, Part I: Bangor, WalesHenry IV, Part IBangor, Wales
Henry IV, Part I: Eastcheap, EnglandHenry IV, Part IEastcheap(the boars head tavern)
Henry IV, Part I: London, EnglandHenry IV, Part ILondon
Henry IV, Part I: Near Coventry, EnglandHenry IV, Part ICoventry, UK
Henry IV, Part I: Near Gadshill, EnglandHenry IV, Part IGadshill, UK
Henry IV, Part I: Near Shrewsbury, EnglandHenry IV, Part IShrewsbury, England
Henry IV, Part I: Near Shrewsbury, EnglandHenry IV, Part IShrewsbury, UK
Henry IV, Part I: Rochester, EnglandHenry IV, Part IRochester, UK
Henry IV, Part I: Warkworth Castle, EnglandHenry IV, Part IWarkworth Castle
Hamlet: Elsinore, DenmarkHamletHelsingor
Cymbeline: BritainCymbelineUK
Cymbeline: Near Milford Haven, WalesCymbelineMilford Haven
Cymbeline: Rome, ItalyCymbelineRome
Cymbeline: WalesCymbelineWales
Coriolanus: Antium, ItalyCoriolanusAnzioCurrent day Anzio was called Antium in ancient times.
Coriolanus: Corioli, ItalyCoriolanusAlban HillsAlban Hills was an ancient city near Rome, between the sea, the river Astura and the Alban Hills.
Coriolanus: Rome, ItalyCoriolanusRome
Comedy of Errors: Ephesus, TurkeyThe Comedy of ErrorsSel?Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, current-day Turkey
As You Like It: Forest of Arden, EnglandAs You Like ItWarwickshire
Antony and Cleopatra: A plain in SyriaAntony and CleopatraSyria
Antony and Cleopatra: Alexandria, EgyptAntony and CleopatraAlexandria
Antony and Cleopatra: Messina, SicilyAntony and CleopatraMessina
Antony and Cleopatra: Misenum, ItalyAntony and CleopatraMisenoCurrent day Miseno was called Misenum in ancient times.
Antony and Cleopatra: Near Actium, GreeceAntony and CleopatraActium
Antony and Cleopatra: Rome, ItalyAntony and CleopatraRome
All's Well That Ends Well: Florence, ItalyAlls Well That Ends WellFlorence
All's Well That Ends Well: Marseille, FranceAlls Well That Ends WellMarseille
All's Well That Ends Well: Paris, FranceAlls Well That Ends WellParis
All's Well That Ends Well: Roussillon, FranceAlls Well That Ends WellRoussillon

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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