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The Gower Memorial

Bancroft Gardens | Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AT, England
+44 1789 293127
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Lovely place to visit

I have not been to Stratford for a protracted visit in a long while so I was delighted to see the... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2018
FineMind
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Meadow Lands, Pennsylvania
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How can you review a bunch of statues? Its worth a visit if you are passing and walking around... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2017
N9eav
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Erected in 1888, this bronze memorial is dedicated to Stratford's most famous and celebrated son, William Shakespeare, and is surrounded by four statues of characters from the bard's plays.
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Bancroft Gardens | Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AT, England
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+44 1789 293127
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"falstaff"
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"bronze"
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"hamlet"
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

I have not been to Stratford for a protracted visit in a long while so I was delighted to see the beautiful garden that now surrounds it as well as the much improved walkways in the area. The statues are all wonderful and I loved...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

How can you review a bunch of statues? Its worth a visit if you are passing and walking around the lock. Great for tourist poses with Falstaff and the like.

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

These neat bronze statues near the canal and parking lot are just a small appetizer to the Shakespeare experience that is Stratford Upon Avon.

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

The statues are each interesting in their own right and can be studied in detail close to, but together they make a wonderful central memorial.

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

This is away from the main town, and is near the canal and is beautifully preserved. What I loved is the bronze statues and how they were portrayed, in particular Lady Macbeth and her appearance. I was lucky there weren't too many tourists at the...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

Located across from the car park at the entrance of the city, appropriately so with Stratford being Shakespeare's home town. It overlooks the canal. It's a beautiful momument with five statues depicting characters from Shakespeare's plays. Well worth a visit!

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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

A lovely set of statues just over the other side of the canal in the park by the canal docks the statues includes hamlet and lady Macbeth and was on my list to visit looks good in the day but it looks like it will...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

2nd visit and I I noticed much more this time around especially the surrounding statues rather than the main masterpiece. Great location, wonderful detail and well worthy of a look

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

well laid out in pleasant location on edge of town and in gardens that are well maintained by enthusiasts and local council

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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Nice statue in a great position between the town center and canal. Rather grand surrounded by nice gardens. Good signage explaining about the memorial too

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