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Holy Trinity Church

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Address: Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 266316
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Located on the banks of River Avon, this is considered one of England's...

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.

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This Church has a most amazing interior,it is both bright and airy but maintains a solomn mood,to think that it contains over 1000 years of history! Do think its a bit of a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Church has a most amazing interior,it is both bright and airy but maintains a solomn mood,to think that it contains over 1000 years of history! Do think its a bit of a cheek to put a price on visiting Shakespeare's grave though.It should be left to the individual to donate what they can afford,the rest of the Church is... More 

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Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The church is amazing and full of history, you can spend an hour or two just looking at all the interesting features and walk around the churchyard looking at the dates on some of the gravestones.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Free admission, although you have to pay 3 GBP for the last chamber where the Shakespeare grave is. It's not a cathedral, but it is close.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is where Shakespeare and his immediate family are buried. You'll see all the gravestones lined up at the foot of the chancel steps, which looks rather odd. Even more surprising is that there seems to be a curse over Shakespeare’s grave – it says: Good friends for Jesus’ sake forbear To dig the dust enclosed here Blessed be the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent church with some fine windows, very calming atmosphere, delightful position and easy to walk to Plus of course Shakespeare's burial and one of the few Church's with a weeping chancel.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my second visit - a great atmosphere for services and the added bonus of Shakespeare's resting place too..... A good example of Church architecture - good stained glass - but check out the lanterns on the porch - real crackers!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this church on several occasions in the past and of course it is of interest mainly because of the burial place of Shakespeare. However, there is more to see and the location and the walk to and from the church along the river make it an attractive subject for exploring and for photographs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived the choir was practicing. Wow! How beautiful and very moving . The stained glass windows are spectacular. I would say this was my favourite site to visit in Stratford .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to visit Shakespeare's grave, but also take note of the sedilia; these are the fold up seats in the choir stalls; wonderful examples of their type, with intricate carvings of nature spirits such as mermaids and green men. This is a great example of a prosperous wool merchants' church.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The names of Shakespeare and Stratford upon Avon are inseparable and, whether directly or indirectly, are probabaly the reason why you are reading this. So do not visit Stratford without going to the church and visiting Shekespeare's grave, which has the famous plaque entreating those that came after him not to "digge the bones byried here".

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