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Address: The Chapel Chapel Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8TY, England
Phone Number: 44-1789-293127
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Chapel built by the Guild of the Holy Cross, which was established in the...

Chapel built by the Guild of the Holy Cross, which was established in the 13th century, whose aim was to provide for the religious and commercial needs of the clergy and merchants of the town.

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Historic and small chapel

Very quaint and historic chapel dating back to the 15th century. New organ was opened by Prince Charles a few years ago. Worth a quick visit and near many other attractions

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quaint and historic chapel dating back to the 15th century. New organ was opened by Prince Charles a few years ago. Worth a quick visit and near many other attractions

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This single-aisled Gothic church, which dates back to 1269, has some fine medieval wall paintings. One of them is of the Last Judgement. Painted over shortly before Shakespeare was born, they were discovered beneath layers of limewash. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit, but if you are in the area, it is a worthwhile short stop.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming chapel located on the corner of Chapel Lane and Church Street and is near Shakespeare’s New Place. As it is a place of worship, entry is free – but you are requested to make a small donation in order to assist with the upkeep and maintenance. Inside the chapel, there are many wall paintings. These are... More 

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Thank Mazmannan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pretty little chapel built by The Guild of The Holy Cross is dedicated to St Helena. The interior with it wall paintings, individual brass lamps for each worshipper and new organ is a very special place.

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Thank Helen B
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a place where you should take more time then just go inside and out..it has a strong tradition and a lot to discover

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

No entrance fee, donation only. Peaceful, cool spot on a crowded, sunny day. Wall paintings a must see.

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Thank Lesley W
Liverpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

It began in 1269 by the Guild of the Holy Cross. It houses some of the finest medieval wall paintings in the UK. Unfortunately, these paintings were covered or even washed away on orders given to Shakespear's father in the 16th century, during the Reformation. They were discovered many hundred years later but unfortunately the damage was done. Today, you... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The chapel is only small but the work that has been done in the chapel is worth seeing it's a lovely place to sit and take 5 mins out for yourself.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We bumped into the chapel while ambling around Stratford upon avon. Luckily we had it all to ourselves to explore. The architecture is stunning and very charming

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Not terrible at all, the rating would not go any higher but peaceful, simple and interesting you felt you had walked back in time as you passed through the door

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