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Address: Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG, England
Phone Number: 44-1789-266316
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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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Lovely old church with interesting history. If you want to see the nave and transepts including the graves of Shakespeare and co. there is a small charge but well worth it if... read more

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely old church with interesting history. If you want to see the nave and transepts including the graves of Shakespeare and co. there is a small charge but well worth it if history or architechture is your thing. Staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Combine this with a walk along the river bank.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good exhibition of Shakespeare's life and connection with the church shown in his writing. Church beautifully kept and well worth a visit. Many other interesting monuments as well as Shakespeare family graves.

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Southam, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A church steeped in history. Set not far from the river and with many connections to the Shakespeare family. Well worth a visit.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Religious or not this place has amazing history...around, inside and outside. Be sure to read at least of few of the headstones in the graveyard

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County Antrim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice to see but very disappointing that they charge extra to go through the arch inside the Church at the top end (nave?) to see Shakespeare's grave. While sitting quietly in the pews for about 10 mins just to soak up the atmosphere etc we noticed the majority of people (including couples with children) going up to the archway where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Again it offers an insight into the kind of background Shakespeare was from. Currently has an interesting exhibition of commissioned painting for the 7 Ages of Man, which were thought provoking.

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Thank Borderer12
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Holy Trinity Church is set near the river. The graveyard has a few seats available to rest weary legs. The architecture is interesting and the windows are colourful. There is a helpful ring-binder with information on all the stained glass/painted glass windows, which explains the difference between the two methods for creating colour. One easily-overlooked item is a centuries old... More 

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Poynton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this nice church to see the graves of William Shakespeare and some of his family members, which are well looked after. Before leaving, I had a nice tea and delicious slice of cake which I bought from a team of lovely volunteers. Not forgetting a nice short shop worth checking out also. Would most certainly recommend this to anyone... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

See where William Shakespeare was buried. A wonderful large church which is interesting to all people (even the non religious) Light a candle for your loved ones. There is a charge to see the gravestone, but worth it if you have never been before. A souvenir shop is located at the front with all kinds of books, candles, busts, and... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beautiful church is where William Shakespeare was baptised and buried, so is one of THE places to visit in Stratford. We spent a lot of time here, as there is much to see and wonder about, not to mention the current exhibition of seven paintings of "The Seven Ages of Man" commissioned to celebrate Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. There is... More 

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