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Holy Trinity Church

Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG, England
44-1789-266316
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Seattle, Washington
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

You visit Stratford upon Avon for Shakespeare and your visit is not complete without visiting this church. This is the church where Shakespeare was baptized and cremated.It is an English Parish Church in which Service is held even today.So please check timings of Service so that you could visit.The Church is well maintained. A Small donation is levied to visit... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful little church, which contains the grave of William Shakespeare. It's a lovely short walk along the Avon banks from the RSC Theatre to a well-preserved gem. Free to look around the church, but £2 to enter the chancel, where the grave is. Felt a bit tacky paying to see a grave, donations yes, but a fee...... More

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Leicester UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A really lovely church, great grounds and the off set tree at the top is of interest, as is the weeping nave but paying additional to see Shakespeare's grave was a bit of a let down, just a stone slab, no markings at all! Still, I can say I've seen it!

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Aldridge
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The church is famous as being the burial place of William Shakespeare but it is also very much a working parish church of the Church of England,. I visited with a friend from Malaysia on a weekday morning and, although the volunteers were busy preparing for a service in the afternoon, we were welcomed with great courtesy and given a... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I have been to Stratford-Upon-Avon on numerous occasions and have even walked right past the church without venturing in. It is free to go in and £1 for children and OAPs to go to the Shakespeare family graves. They also have the archive records of William's birth and death. The church itself is lovely, with lots of history to see... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I walked to this church from the town center and the walk was absolutely stunning. The church is very easy to find and almost everything in Stratford upon avon is within walking distance. The church itself is beautiful, the staff are friendly and offer information. Shakespeare's grave is definitely a must do for anyone in Stratford.

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east midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Church is a tourist mecca as it contains Shakespeare's grave and was where he was baptised. It is a large church and extremely well-maintained with informative and thought-provoking visual material. There are helpful volunteers who even offer a sandwich service.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Known as Shakespeare's Church - this truly Christian Church welcomes all colours and creeds and with their Morning Prayer services at 9.15am Monday-Friday, Sunday services, Exhibitions and Music and Poetry Recitals this church is really alive and a Joy to visit. An absolute must visit church for anyone especially those interested in Shakespeare. Wonderful pastoral team, excellent Gift Shop -... More

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Portsmouth, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You'll visit here to see Shakespeare's grave and the monument but when you arrive you'll find a really very lovely church that makes the experience all the more pleasant.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lovely historic church containing the grave of Shakespeare. My tip is take your time and read the pamphlet that tells you all about the other fascinating features of the church not just the grave itself. When we were there a coach party had arrived so if that happens to you let them get out of the way, they're only likely... More

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