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“A TATTY BIT OF GRASS...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bancroft Gardens

Bancroft Gardens
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Owner description: Located in front of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and alongside the River Avon, this delightful park and garden area has a holiday feel with open-air performers.
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“A TATTY BIT OF GRASS...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

No idea why this place gets good reviews in guide books: it's just a tatty bit of grass and paving next to the canal and river. The Recreation Ground, over the river, is far nicer.

Visited May 2013
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Attractive gardens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Peaceful location, central to the town. Lots of seating for tired tourists. Close to the Gower Memorial, worth photographing the statues of characters from the plays. Eating places very near by.

Visited April 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Just Sit And Relax!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We are regular day trippers to Stratford and we never miss an opportunity to visit Bancroft Gardens.Set in a picturesque location adjacent to the River Avon and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, these well kept gardens are perfect for a leisurely stroll - or just sitting and watching the world go by!! Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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354 reviews
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“Lovely place to be on a sunny day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

I love Bancroft Gardens on a sunny day, and have been visiting the area since my school days. When the weather is nice, it's a hive of activity with families having picnics and there are street entertainers. It's beautifully kept, with The Royal Shakespeare Theatre as a backdrop, and the River Avon to the other side. It's a lovely spot to take children; you can watch the canal boats and other craft on the river, feed the ducks, and The Butterfly Centre and Rec are just the other side of the river.

Visited March 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“really relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

took a walk after lunch through the gardens along the river all really well done and picturesque. the theater looks amazing and its all so well kept. a lovley place to wander and sit on a fine day

Visited February 2013
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