Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon

Holy Trinity Church
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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. In addition to Shakespeare's grave the 800 year-old church has some notable stained glass windows and 26 carved misericords dating from the 1400s. The high altar is one of the very few pre-reformation stone altars still in use in England today. Also of note is the sanctuary knocker on the inner porch door dating from the 1200s - anyone touching this could claim sanctuary within for 37 days.
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Jeremy B
5 contributions
Dec 2021
Nice visit. Very helpful volunteers, providing lots of information. Warm welcome from a lay chaplain. The church is open to the public for limited hours in the middle of the day, it’s worth making time to visit.
Written December 22, 2021
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Kimberley B
Eye, UK98 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We visited on our week long holiday to stratford. We were welcomed into the church by the wonderful and friendly volunteers. After purchasing a very well put together book about the church, we followed the route set out around the building. It is a truly spectacular building and to see the final resting place of The Bard and his wife, Anne, was humbling. There were knowledgable volunteers dotted around, willing to answer any questions you may have. Well worth a visit.
Written October 11, 2021
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colinw424
Southampton, UK13 contributions
Oct 2021
The Church has produced an interesting booklet on its history and connections with the Shakespeare family.
Written October 11, 2021
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AKASH A
9 contributions
Sep 2021
If you have time, you might as well visit the Holy Trinity Church. I don’t have enough time my train is about to leave. I sprinted to and from the holy trinity church and I caught the London train at 7:12 on time. The taxi service around the church is very bad. The Holy Trinity Church is good inside and outside.
Written October 4, 2021
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Colin H
Dorset, UK170 contributions
Aug 2021
This cannot be a full and complete review as filming for a new series of TV's Shakespeare and Hathaway prevented us from entering the church.
However, the grounds provided a lovely stroll in the late summer sunshine and a little peace from the town, busy with tourists.
An added bonus was seeing the actors from the TV series being made up in the grounds.
Worth a visit and one we will be returning to so we can see inside.
Written September 30, 2021
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Blondie11Birmingham
Birmingham, UK45 contributions
Aug 2021
Lovely church with so much history and amazing to get to see the resting place of Mr Shakespeare. A must visit if you go to stratford, just make sure you check opening times before you visit as they are only open for few hours a day.
Written September 23, 2021
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CheshireladChester
Chester, UK194 contributions
Aug 2021
We dropped by during our stay. Lovely church and very interesting. The church is the resting place of Shakespeare. Worth a look inside, some interesting facts to read
Written September 1, 2021
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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,247 contributions
Aug 2021
I’ve been coming to Stratford for over fifty years, and I remember by grand parents bringing me here many years ago!
I returned recently to reminisce, and I was so impressed in how well cared for the church and its grounds were.
It’s truly fabulous inside with so much to look at, and it’s structure is simply magnificent.
Written August 31, 2021
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Kate Acorah
Southampton, UK6 contributions
Aug 2021
It was lovely to stroll around this church, despite it being pretty crowded. Easy stroll to get there and back to the centre of town.
Written August 28, 2021
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel33,173 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a lovely church, located on the bank of the river Avon.
Too bad it was closed shut, although we arrived a good 30 minutes before its official closing time.
Written August 22, 2021
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Holy Trinity Church is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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