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“Pretty church”

Holy Trinity Church
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Warwick Castle and Stratford Upon Avon Day Tour From Oxford
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Owner description: Located on the banks of River Avon, this is considered one of England's most-visited Parish Churches and the site where William Shakespeare was baptized in 1564 and buried in 1616.
high wycombe
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“Pretty church”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Excellent stained glass windows and a very quiet church to visit and the place where Shakespeare gravestone is located

Visited July 2013
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“To Complete the Shakespeare Experience...”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

To complete the circle, after visiting Shakespeare's birthplace and other historic houses around the city, you have to take the walk along the river to Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare was baptized and is now buried.

Here's a hint, however: If you paid for Shakespeare's birthplace, that ticket is good here as well, so don't pay again! Just show your receipt, and the attendant will let you right in.

To be honest, other than Shakespeare's (and family) gravestone, there's really nothing to the church.

However, one of the cool things is that you get to walk past a few theaters to get there. Amazing how much influence he still holds, even laying in the floor of Holy Trinity Church.

Like I wrote on my other reviews in the area, if you like Shakespeare, and have done the other houses and attractions in town, this is worth the trip to close out the circle. If not, there's really no need to come see the church.

Visited July 2013
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“Shakespeare's Burial Site”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

The church itself was pretty and historic, and about 15 mins walk along the river from the town centre. The interior was cool and quiet, with a staff member positioned at the entrance to the alter. I don't mind paying for an attraction especially as the upkeep is probably quite high, but really felt £2.00 per adult and 50p per child was overpriced for a grave stone. Not great value but pretty surroundings.

Visited July 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“packed with tourists but nevermind that!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Great to see when Will and family were buried.
For those who like a little history and interested in the great author's life.

Visited July 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

This church is in beautiful grounds and is very pretty and peaceful. Also amazing to see the final resting place for William Shakespeare and his family. The visit was included in the ticket price for visiting Shakespeare's family home.

Visited July 2013
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