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Holy Trinity Church

Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG, England
+44 1789 266316
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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. In addition to Shakespeare's grave the 800 year-old church has some notable stained glass windows and 26 carved misericords dating from the 1400s. The high altar is one of the very few pre-reformation stone altars still in use in England today. Also of note is the sanctuary knocker on the inner porch door dating from the 1200s - anyone touching this could claim sanctuary within for 37 days.
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  • Average8%
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Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG, England
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"resting place"
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"buried here"
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"william shakespeare"
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"the stained glass windows"
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"small charge"
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"the river"
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"suggested donation"
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"small donation"
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"burial site"
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"worth a visit"
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"shakespeare family"
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"shakespeare connection"
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"per adult"
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"steeped in history"
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"town centre"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Shakespeare's burial place in this church. Very impressive building. Can walk all around outside, next to the Avon

1  Thank Warwick0001
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely church so was very exited about going inside, not only to pray but make a church donation but you can only donate ‘suggested donation of £3’ to go and view Shakespeare’s tombstone which is guarded by the church verger. I realise they have to...More

Thank Gazblackpooluk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect feature to a place all about Shakespeare. Explore this beautiful church and go to see the actual place of Shakespeare's burial. Very interesting and lovely to see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see where Shakespeare was buried and were very impressed with everything about the church. The interior of the church is every bit as impressive as the exterior.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the church as we were in the area, we received a warm welcome from the volunteers and gave the donations to visit the graves. Lots of interesting information about Shakespear and the church itself available.

Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a quick visit to see Shakespeare’s and family graves but a beautiful church overall. The grounds are very pretty also.

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived just as a lunchtime concert was performed- 30 minutes of classical music in an ideal venue. Beautiful stained glass windows and a wealth of history to enjoy.

Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful church and a great way to see how religious practice in England has changed over the centuries. You can see artwork from all different eras; there’s even a “hole” in the Reformation whitewash on the wall that reveals the medieval painting...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beautiful and holy place where William Shakespeare was baptised, where he worshipped and where he is buried... An extraordinary experience enhanced by the listening to the rehearsal of Orchestra of the Swan... Amazing... Feel the sky...

2  Thank Ivana Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely historic church must be on everyone’s list to visit in Stratford Upon Avon. It predates the life of William Shakespeare, who is arguably its most famous member. Here he was first baptized, then married, and finally rests in front of the altar alongside...More

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Andy W, Parish Operations Manager at Holy Trinity Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Many volunteers (and our small but dedicated staff team) work hard to keep everything in good shape for all of our visitors who are both local and from lands afar. We...More

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One review said they could take photos but there was a charge and they couldn't remember how much.. We'll... The charge was £3 per person and we had unlimited time to explore and take photos.. As historical attractions go... More
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