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Address: Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG, England
Phone Number: 44-1789-266316
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Description: Located on the banks of River Avon, this is considered one of England's...
Located on the banks of River Avon, this is considered one of England's most-visited Parish Churches and the site where William Shakespeare was baptized in 1564 and buried in 1616.
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Beautiful church most famous as the burial place of Shakespeare.

A fan of 'The Bard', I have visited Stratford Upon Avon on numerous occasions and attended a few performances at the two main theatres here. Given time I always like to come here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

A fan of 'The Bard', I have visited Stratford Upon Avon on numerous occasions and attended a few performances at the two main theatres here. Given time I always like to come here and pay homage at his grave. Today we walked through the gardens alongside the River Avon and entered the churchyard through a door near the riverbank. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is a handsome Anglican church where Shakespeare is buried. On the day we were there, the organist was playing the church's organ, and after paying our respects to the Bard, we sat in a comfy pew and enjoyed the music.

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Barmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We saw it from the Canal and River Tours boat and walked afterwards from the Canal Basin, about 15 mins with kids. Beautiful church where Shakespeare was christened and is buried. Unfortunately for us, but fortunately for the happy couple, there was a wedding taking place so we couldn't go in to see what I understand to be stunning architecture... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

What a lovely church in a lovely setting. It was the place were Shakespear was christened,married and buried. The other members of his family are buried there to.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We enjoy visiting historical buildings so we found the Holy Trinity Church interesting. It was nice to find out a bit more about Shakespeare's involvement with the church - birth, wedding, death etc and to see his final resting place. The Church is on the bank of the river and there is a path that runs right the way into... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Such a lovely place to visit and walk around. Very historic and also beautiful to look at. You can walk around the grounds and also take alook inside the building. For an extra cost you can visit William Shakespears Grave located inside the church itself. There is a small area at the back of the church for children to do... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This church is a must see in Stratford. Sadly it is much more of a tourist attraction than a church because of the volume of people wanting to see Shakespeare's resting place but its fame is probably its saving grace. The burial sites are very interesting to see and there are some great information boards up in the church about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Not happy about having to pay to visit the grave of the worlds most famous playwright who is English by the way! I know it's only £2.50 but didn't want to pay on principle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We were probably expecting too much from Stratford in general and the church in which Shakespeare's life officially started and ended. Yes ... the church has a slightly unusual shape and ... yes William's epitaph will keep his bones quiet for a little while, but the fame achieved by Stratford is definitely the result of clever and well placed marketing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A very important place for those who are interested in all things Shakespeare. It is here where he is buried as are members of his family. A small donation helps with the upkeep of the church and monuments. The surrounding cemetery is also worth a look. A very short and lovely walk from the town centre.

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