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Holy Trinity Church

Address: Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG, England
Phone Number: 44-1789-266316
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located on the banks of River Avon, this is considered one of England's most-visited Parish...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun 12:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
Owner description: 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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Scotland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This wonderful church is impressive and easily accessible. Our mission was to visit and lay some flowers on Shakespeare's grave. The church and grave are beautifully maintained.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This church is simple yet beautiful. It is also the resting place for the Shakespeare family. The entrance to the church is free but you can access the nave for a minimal fee of £1. (it is free if you have visited Shakespeare's birthplace and can show your ticket)

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Orlando, Florida
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56 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

So glad we came to visit. This church is the final resting place of Shakespeare and his family, but it is also so much more. There is also a lovely memorial to Beckett and a window gifted to the church from the Americans during WWII. Many of the churches in Europe are touristy and make you feel as an outsider.... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Lovely atmosphere - welcoming. Excellent music & choir, and enjoyable services too - thank you. We perceived a lovely sense of community in the church too.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

To see Shakespeare's church and his last resting place should be an essential for every Stratford visitor. It's situation by the river is idyllic and can be the start of a walk over a bridge and onto the meadows.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Visited the church as part of the Multi ticket deal. Lovely walk to the church through the town, with a great churchyard full of some wonderful old graveystones. The church is stunningly beautiful, from the moment you walk through the very low door! The beautiful stained glass windows take your breath away. Some fantastic plaques around the church as well... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

When you buy your ticket into Shakespeare Birth place it includes a visit to Holy Trinity Church. This church is beautiful, the stain glass windows are amazing, make sure you visit.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

When you have two children, who are Shakespearean actors in the U.S., you're not going to miss the Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare and his family and friends are buried. We spent a long time in that beautiful church and took many many photos!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Close to the centre of Stratford, Holy Trinity church is well worth the visit to see where Shakespeare is buried and experience a quintessentially English church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Of all the churches I visited in England (and there were a lot) this one was by far my favorite To sum it up -American tourists saying "wow" a lot (it was pretty amazing) -Stunning architecture, and it kept in immaculate condition -Some pretty cool facts around the place about Shakespeare -The grave of Shakespeare which I got a selfie... More 

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