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The Guild Chapel

Chapel Ln., Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP, England
44-1789-293127
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Owner description: Chapel built by the Guild of the Holy Cross, which was established in the 13th century, whose aim was to provide for the religious and commercial... more » Owner description: Chapel built by the Guild of the Holy Cross, which was established in the 13th century, whose aim was to provide for the religious and commercial needs of the clergy and merchants of the town. « less
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Derby, United Kingdom
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334 reviews 334 reviews
206 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stumbled upon this building by accident and thoroughly enjoyed exploring it. It is a lovely quiet place and we especially enjoyed looking at the "Doom" painting over the chancel arch. There is not very much to see, but what is there is fascinating.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This space felt like the history was oozing from the walls and beams. Just felt totally enveloped by it and didn't want to leave.

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Moreton, null, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The atmosphere is peaceful and timeless. Such a beautiful church. To think of the people who have visited here and all the history it has seen.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Makes me laugh when tourists walk into this building just to walk straight out again, once they realise that it's not the house that Shakespeare probably didn't live in. There is medieval artwork on the wall. This is the oldest landmark in Stratford, and so beautiful. I would say that I'm "sad" that tourists visit it so fleetingly, but I... More

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San Antonio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Nice but is really just an in and out. An interesting feature is a mural partially recovered that W.S.'s father was ordered to cover up be the Tudor faction in the town

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Having been schooled here, I take more or less any chance to visit the Chapel where we held assembly each morning - except the Catholic pupils who were shut away in a distant cubicle. Key to a satisfactory reminiscence of the Chapel is having sat in the choir. Plebs in the common stalls were the lower orders, the supplicants. For... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A very interesting visit for anyone interested in churches and history. It is a shame the wall painting is not very clear but it is still worth making the effort to go. Beware though- the first time a visit was planned and booked with a group, we found it locked. We found it open one Saturday just by chance.

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Seria
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We visited as a part of the guided city tour, and our guide (David), made it so much more interesting than it would have been if we'd gone alone

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Guild Chapel is attached to Old School where Shakespeare attended.If you visit during the summer months pupils from the school are sometimes available to give guided tours where you will see the actual classroom where Will was taught

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Philadelphia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We have been to several excellent, intimate concerts here. We attended a particularly delightful high school flute concert at lunch time. If you half close your eyes, you can believe you are back several hundred years.

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