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Medieval chapel with rediscovered paintings

Part of the east and south walls of the chancel date from the 13th century but the building we see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Beautiful chapel with the gorgeous remains of medieval wall paintings - pop in, sit and... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
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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.
The Chapel Chapel Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8TY, England
+44 1789 293127
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 3, 2018

An amazing chapel dating back to the 13th century, right in the centre of Stratford, but rarely visited by the hordes of tourists. The walls are covered with the most fantastic wall paintings, still in the process of being uncovered having been whitewashed over in...More

3  Thank wendyanddavid536
Most Helpful Critical Review
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

1  Thank judith190920
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Part of the east and south walls of the chancel date from the 13th century but the building we see today is one remodelled in the 15th century when the chancel and north wall were rebuilt in the 1450s and the nave porch and tower...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful chapel with the gorgeous remains of medieval wall paintings - pop in, sit and contemplate the history around you and it’s welcome calm away from the main tourist drag.

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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Lovely to walk in and not pay. Took a break from the rain and enjoyed this chapel. If chapels are your thing then do stop... at least you won’t have to pay like everywhere else in town

Thank Nadine B
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Nice long thin narrow church with an organ just above the front aisle as you go in. All the pews tops have lamp lights on them. Not certain I’ve seen this in a church before. History of the place written down on leaflets, no English...More

Thank sportybirmingham
Reviewed September 2, 2018

A lovely old church in the centre of Stratford-upon-avon. Lovely inside. Well worth a visiti if passing by.

Thank bazonian2015
Reviewed August 30, 2018

One of the best things in Stratford on Avon is to find somewhere that does not charge for entry. There is an excellent doom screen and some interesting memorial. Very well located too.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed August 20, 2018

A pleasant mediaeval chapel a little off the beaten track (so fewer tourists) with interesting wall paintings. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Dr_Bob1
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The Guild Chapel in Stratford is being brought back to life by the volunteers who give up their time to share their enthusiasm and knowledge about this hidden Medieval gem. The wall painting are beautiful and one can only hope more are revealed in time....More

Thank Stratfordwanderer47
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This church is in the middle of several of Shakespeare's attractions and easy to pop in to check out some local history with old wall paintings that have been discovered and restored.

Thank Caitie93
Reviewed July 20, 2018

We just happened upon this when walking around the town & we are so glad we went in. It is very beautiful & different from so many of the historic churches we've toured.

Thank JessPem
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