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Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
+44 1789 260616
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Stunning Vista

The well tended gardens are a study in municipal gardening at its best with the added attraction of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tigi_Higgins
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Mendip Hills Somerset
A great area for relaxing

It is lovely to have this green space in the middle of the town - a place to relax and watch the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Margaret1917
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good44%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (59 reviews)
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Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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+44 1789 260616
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"swan fountain"
in 13 reviews
"the river"
in 59 reviews
"watch the boats"
in 7 reviews
"street entertainers"
in 6 reviews
"sunny day"
in 12 reviews
"lovely open space"
in 2 reviews
"plenty of seating areas"
in 2 reviews
"busy bank holiday"
in 2 reviews
"hive of activity"
in 2 reviews
"lovely place to have"
in 2 reviews
"swans and ducks"
in 4 reviews
"royal shakespeare theatre"
in 9 reviews
"park area"
in 2 reviews
"narrow boat"
in 3 reviews
"stratford canal"
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"public toilets"
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"both sides"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The well tended gardens are a study in municipal gardening at its best with the added attraction of the river and canal basin. Refreshments are available from various nearby boats/stands and lots of swans ducks and geese to watch

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is lovely to have this green space in the middle of the town - a place to relax and watch the world go by with a picnic or ice-cream

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always wander around this restful well maintained area when visiting Stratford for the RSC to which it is adjacent. There’s always a lot going on - or you can just sit and watch the world go by. The swan waterfall is a particularly good...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

lovely to walk around on a sunny day.Statues of some of the characters from Shakespeares plays. Plenty of seats right by the canal basin .

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This area next to the river is worth a visit to see the monuments and the boating activity on the river. Plenty of seating areas for picnics. There is generally a light breeze by the river which is welcome on hot days which last weekend...More

Thank Ken C
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This green park is the link between the town and the river Avon. You cannot really avoid it so there is usually something going on like entertainment or drinks venues. A popular picnic destination with people watching potential. The canal connects with the river via...More

Thank mjandg1
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Lovely gardens and view of the river, nice to relax watch people on boats and a good old people watch. When we went they had a living staue competition happening, and we also went to the 3rd floor of the theatre and sat on the...More

Thank loopeylea
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A lovely open green area on the bank of the River Avon adjacent to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Plenty of places to sit, lovely plants, great Shakespeare-related statues, lots of boats to see, some of them serving reasonably priced drinks and snacks.

2  Thank wendyanddavid536
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Canal meets river and the iconic theatre looks down on it all. Statues of Shakesepeare, Lady M, Falstaff, Hamlet, Henry V. The Tramway Bridge marks the old pre-railway line to Moreton in Marsh. And, my favourites... the two beautiful elegsant steel swans above the fountain.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We saw these lit up a night, we lovely and fitting with the surroundings. The whole area around here is quite peaceful in the evening.

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