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The cheapest river trip in Stratford

This is a remnant of the past - before there were so many bridges over the Avon. At 50p it's a nice... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Exiled_Cumbrian
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
great little trip accross the river

Fab little trip accross the river and only costing 0.50p per person to get back over to the other... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
emmsa1978
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Slough, United Kingdom
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Take a scenic ferry trip across the River Avon to the Waterside gardens by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and recreation grounds. In operation since 1937, and fully rebuilt in 2010 by Avon Boating, 'Malvolio' as it is named has ferried thousands of...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a remnant of the past - before there were so many bridges over the Avon. At 50p it's a nice trip to include on a river walk.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Exiled_Cumbrian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fab little trip accross the river and only costing 0.50p per person to get back over to the other side. Driver seemed lovely and helpful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank emmsa1978
Reviewed March 6, 2019

Use the chain ferry (50p a trip) to cross the river Avon. Lots of fun. Saves you a short walk.The ferry men (never women, I am sure that's an oversight) are always delightful.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Combine this with a walk around the Rec (park), over the tram bridge, through the old town or along the river by the theatre for an easy summer stroll around Stratford.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

A fun thing to do; a 5 minute crossing of the River Avon. The ferryman turns a handle with draws an underwater chain through a winch mechanism to move the small ferry across the river. If you are feeling energetic you could have a go!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike S
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Quick and easy way to cross the river. Allowed my pet dog to also travel. Regular crossings so very short waiting time

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 101doormouse
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I used to live in Warwickshire as a child and well remember the Chain Ferry in Stratford upon Avon, which was a treat (at a penny a crossing) when visiting 'the reck' to play on the swings. So nice to see that it is still...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Malcolm H
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This would have been great for us on a Saturday afternoon because of our desired route but it was not available. It was a shame as other visitors seemed to be waiting to cross the river and have a short cut to our destinations.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brisca01
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We didn't actually use it, but it was nice to see it in action and know it is being well used. Had a sit on a bench near as a lovely afternoon and watched all the action. Learn't a bit more about it when we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cecil H
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Loved this novel form of travel., Just hop on and enjoy the short trip. Dogs allowed at no cost. not much more I can add.

Date of experience: October 2018
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