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Bancroft Gardens

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Address: Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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Located in front of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and alongside the River...

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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This area was redeveloped with the theatre a few years ago. The garden runs alongside the canal and the river. Its situated right in front of the theatre and the views are lovely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area was redeveloped with the theatre a few years ago. The garden runs alongside the canal and the river. Its situated right in front of the theatre and the views are lovely across the river. Its very popular on warmer days with families picnicking, or just relaxing. There are often temporary markets and street performers, and there will be... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Lovely gardens in front of the RST. Plenty of statues of characters from the plays. Lots of benches to sit and people watch. The canal basin is in the middle so also boats and birds to watch.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We started our town tour in the Bancroft Gardens and saw the new "Little Will" statue, the trees covered in blankets and the RSC. A beautiful spot next to the river.

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Thank Nikkinounou
Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

If you have children, remember to pack some bread, they will be thrilled to feed the sea gulls and swan and ducklings there.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Time out before the theatre, or a great place for the market stalls on a Sunday. Easy to get to, relaxed, popular, and right in front of the main theatre.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The beautiful Bancroft Gardens have long been the focal point of Stratford's riverside area. A wide-open square bounded by the river on one side, a selection of pubs, restsurants and shops on the other, plus the theatre at one end and the canal basin at the other. While away the time watching narrow boats descend from the canal through the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It was raining and did not take many photos, the area is a good walk and there was a Sunday market which was interesting.

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Had a great day here with family. We were lucky as the weather was good and it's in the very centre of Stratford so you can go to do and see other things

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A place you must see in the centre of Shakespeare's Stratford Upon Avon. Just enjoy a walk around. Sit and enjoy the surroundings. Bring a picnic. An interesting garden area in the centre of town with views of town, river and countryside. Sculpture and more

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Hlinsko, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were here during the anniversary of 400 years. This place is amazing for relax. We visited here the market and relaxed with watching rowboats on Avon.

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