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“A pleasant return..” 5 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.
Wells, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“A pleasant return..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

I found the gardens and statues magical when I visited many years ago and they are still magical! The gardens are very well kept, and the walk near the canal and the river basin with canal barges is great. The statues of Shakespeare himself and the characters of Falstaff, Hamlet, Prince Hal and Queen Margaret are very beautiful. The river Avon has swans, ducks and Canada geese, all waiting to be fed! The willow trees are memorable too.

Visited April 2014
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“open air and Avon river”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

This is next to the river Avon and close to many touristic attractions. There is a big space for walking, cycling, skating, having picnic and enjoying the gooses and ducks in the river, people passing by.

Visited May 2014
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stratford river avon walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Perhaps not the ideal time of year for a walk though gardens & along a canal and river you might think. But, the sun was out and the location fantastic. We had a great time. Bancroft Gardens has big open spaces, some formal gardens, Shakespearean statues, is bordered by both the canal & river. It has great access to attractions such as the theater and the church of Shakespears resting place. It also affords easy access to the town center. It's level & paths are paved so great for the old and young. It's free and a great way to spend an afternoon.

Visited March 2014
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“lovely gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Very pretty, watch out for the angry swans. Beautiful heron which let us get up very close. Make sure you walk along the Avon to the Holy Trinity church very pretty.

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful and scenic!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

Nice place to have a picnic or take a ride on the boats and have a scenic view of Stratford upon Avon.

Visited July 2013
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