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The autumn colours of the trees really made this place superb when we visited. These gardens are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul C
Billingham, United Kingdom
Peaceful Escape

Lovely escape located near to the theatre and the barges - even on a wet day. The trees are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Templecombe, United Kingdom
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“swan fountain”(13 reviews)
“canal basin”(13 reviews)
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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The autumn colours of the trees really made this place superb when we visited. These gardens are unique not only for the views but the fact that it can be such a peaceful venue as well as somewhere to take the children.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely escape located near to the theatre and the barges - even on a wet day. The trees are turning now and look absolutely stunning. There is a bright pink Acer at the moment that everyone photographs and cannot be missed - leaves are stunning....More

Thank MrsCWR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place to just relax and enjoy a nice view of the town and the River Avon while doing some people watching. The Swan Fountain was pretty nice.

Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 17 September 2018

A green space outside the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre where you can relax with views of the theatre and the river. Often buskers provide excellent diversions.

Thank parky210
Reviewed 15 September 2018

A good summer day out. Enjoyed the boat cruise down the river. Felt relaxing . Wondered into the city and walked around some gardens.

Thank mairemuseve
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Went on a river trip from Brancroft Gardens and couldn't believe how tidy the place was. There were lots of bins and everyone was using them!!!

Thank vampey666
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Well maintained park and gardens next to the river Avon and the canal. A rare green space in a busy town to relax and eat your lunch. Good place to sit and listen to the buskers some of which are very good, but please don’t...More

Thank Violet S
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The Swans sculpture on the small fountain/pond is nice. You can sit there and watch the world go by. Next to the Theatres for a play by Shakespeare who apparently wrote a few plays. The canal and river Avon are right next to the park....More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 28 August 2018

lovley place to sit and watch the world go by. Flowerbeds well tended and nice clean fountain area. Plenty of benches to sit and have a sandwich too

Thank Liane H
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Once a bustling semi-industrial canal terminus (goods were shipped up and down the Avon on biger boats) now a pleasant place for boaters to moor and tourists to stare. River trips leave from here through the shallow wide lock.

Thank Dr_Bob1
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