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Address: Bancroft Gardens | Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AT, England
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+44 1789 293127

Erected in 1888, this bronze memorial is dedicated to Stratford's most...

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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Nice statue

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

Reviewed February 11, 2017
Kelly W
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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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

Thank Kelly W
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

This image of Shakespeare cast in bronze and raised above the Waterfront and the bridge; surround by four of his best known characters, Hamlet, Falstaff, Prince Hal and Lady Macbeth, is easy to find, and a key image of both Stratford, and the Bard himself

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Hlinsko, Czech Republic
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

Very interesting place with 4 statues as main characters from Shakespeare's plays. Definitely worth seeing. I can recommned. We watched it during the anniversary of 400 years.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

Great central memorial and four statues in this very pretty, small garden area close to the river. Lovely.

Thank Aldesh1
Mission Hills, California
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Set in a beautiful garden is this statue of Shakespeare on a pedestal in the middle of the Gower Memorial. On all four corners there are statues of Lady Macbeth, Hamlet, the Jester and Prince Hal. All the statues have a certain line engraved from that particular play.

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County Antrim
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

Fantastic monument set in lovely small grassed square just off the bridge and near the whole 'basin' water/river/canal center area of Stratford. Great photo opportunites with all the Shakespeare Statues standing at each corner of the Memorial.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

...when we visited Stratford upon Avon. Lovely memorials and good seeing characters from his plays. Well worth a visit.

Thank Geordie112
Richmond, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 8, 2016

The Gower Memorial is an essential part of Stratford on Avon. It is situated on The Bancroft, a short distance from the canal basin and the RSC Theatre. William Shakespeare takes pride of position on top and is surrounded at the base of the Memorial by four characters from his plays:- Falstaff, Lady Macbeth, Prince Hal and Hamlet. The bronze... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 21, 2016

Of course, we've been here before and taken photos and wandered around the statues, carvings etc but this time we actually read the plaque properly and learned a bit ... gotta be careful with this education stuff!! Seriously, the awesomely reassuring statue of William S is the icon of Stratford!!! Wander around the gardens; sit by the water and just... More 

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Reviewed July 10, 2016

A fairly simple experience centrally situated not far from the RSC this memorial was put up to the great playwright by a19th Century aristocrat the said Gower. In the centre is a large statue of Shakespeare high up on a stone plinth. Surrounding this are very attractive bronzes of famous characters from the plays. Go there on a quiet evening... More 

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