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Bancroft Gardens

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Address: Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Phone Number: 01789 260616
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Located in front of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and alongside the River...

Located in front of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and alongside the River Avon, this delightful park and garden area has a holiday feel with open-air performers.

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Afternoon to relax

Spent a couple hours here watching the world go by, gardens next the RSC Stratford have been well thought out. Watching various street artists and general groups enjoying... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Martin M
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Rugby, United Kingdom

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a couple hours here watching the world go by, gardens next the RSC Stratford have been well thought out. Watching various street artists and general groups enjoying themselves right next to the river so can feed the birds go for a cruise eat have lunch, close to local eatery's

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Treorci, Rhonddal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been coming for years and always love to walk around the Gardens. To take in the flowers as well as the sculpture. To sit and chat to friends - to chill out for a while before going shopping or to the theatre.

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Chard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place to sit and wait for a boat trip, have a picnic, chat with friends or just people watch.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a lot of time in these gardens during our recent trip to Stratford, there is plenty of seating where you can sit & just watch the world go by. The river Avon passes through the gardens & there are a couple of river boat tours which are about 40 minutes long & quite reasonably priced, several stationary barges sell... More 

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Burmistrovo, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

IF you are in Stratford you will certainly be making your way to the gardens that is were all the action is and what lovely gardens they are . somewhere to sit and just people watch and get yourself some fish and chips no better pastime than to eat them in the open air, I could spend every weekend here... More 

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County Antrim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic open peaceful yet bustling area - just sit and relax on the benches or on a rug on the grass, have a picnic or an icecream and watch the world go by. Heaven...

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lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the afternoon down in the gardens which was lovely as the sun was shining and it was full of families having fun everywhere. There was a local craft market on which was nice, steels drums playing and street food being served. There are boat cruises at just £6 each for a 40 minute cruise, there is the small chain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Plenty of grass to sit on, benches also. Plus deckchairs @ £3. Lovely Swan Fountain where kids like to paddle, Pokestops galore!!! Nice to watch the barges coming into Bancroft Basin through the lock. Nice setting between town & river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Love,y place to relax and watch the world go by. Very clean and plenty about to keep you interested. River Avon is beautiful. With plenty of swans and ducks to entertain you

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

lots of people around picnicing in this lovely gardens, lots to see statues of characters from Shakespears plays, places to eat, canals and waterways boat to look into and you can see all the barges parked up of feed the ducks

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