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Shakespeare Garden

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Neighbourhood: Manhattan
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Address: W. Park Dr. and 79th St. Transverse, New York City, NY 10024
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Serene and beautiful

Perfect hideaway in the middle of the city! It's peaceful, quiet, well kept, and charming. There's lots of benches that blend with the natural scenery, beautiful views and lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Morgantown, West Virginia
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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136 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect hideaway in the middle of the city! It's peaceful, quiet, well kept, and charming. There's lots of benches that blend with the natural scenery, beautiful views and lots of natural inclines and stone steps.

Thank Rest-and-Romance
Porto Alegre, RS
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The Shakespeare's Garden is located in the middle of Central Park! It's a good choice for a sunny day

Thank Fernando S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Really is a gorgeous setting. My brother in law & his wife had their nuptials there...it was one of the few cooler days in July. It was a small ceremony, so perfect setting. A side note though...while it is gorgeous it is also right next to the highway. You definitely need to schlep with an amp and speakers. ...Also my... More 

Thank Ashley B
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855 reviews
591 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a beautiful garden in Central Park. It is a hidden treasure on the way to Belvedere Castle. :-)

Thank OZS969
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448 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

So glad my wife wanted to see Belvedere Castle. On our way, we stumbled upon the beautiful brilliance of Shakespeare Garden and were were simply amazed and thankful to behold this beauty upon the lovely hill side in Central Park. We sat down for a while to enjoy this beautiful area and witnessed several photo opportunities happening within feet. We... More 

Thank Bandit2118
New York, New York, United States
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Nothing in Central Park quite matches Shakespeare Garden, which is nestled below Belvedere Castle on the west side of the Park near the 79th Street entrance. Sit quietly on a bench or meander up the hill to see the variety of flowering plants that explode at this time of the year. Truly one of the City's hidden treasures.

1 Thank Will M
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Beautiful part of Central Park. The garden is great with nice benches to enjoy the flowers - all of them mentioned on Shakespeare's work.

Thank FabiBacc2015
Trinidad and Tobago
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The entire park is gorgeous, but Shakespeare Garden is my favorite spot. Its quiet, never crowded and the garden is planted with flowers found in a traditional English Garden. There are stone footpaths that meander through the tiered garden with wooden benches along the way, so you can sit and rest while enjoying the ambiance of this beautiful garden. A... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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468 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

I didn't realize that when you visited that they have actors wandering around acting out Shakespeare's plays. Very fun cheap afternoon:)

1 Thank globetrottergrub
Point Edward, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We happened upon this delightful spot in Central Park on a beautiful spring day. The tulips and other spring flowers were out in full bloom. The winding paths draw you in and up, the framed views of the castle, the turtle ponds, and the occasional plaque with quotes from the Bard's works among the flower beds invite you to linger.... More 

Thank maple_rev

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