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A strong young man turns the handle that winds the chain that takes the ferry across the river... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rosemary W
The only chain ferry in the country

A convenient way of crossing the Avon without having to walk down to the main bridge. And fun!! And... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
parky210
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Take a scenic ferry trip across the River Avon to the Waterside gardens by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and recreation grounds. In operation since 1937, and fully rebuilt in 2010 by Avon Boating, 'Malvolio' as it is named has ferried thousands of...more
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Avon Bank Gardens | Southern Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A strong young man turns the handle that winds the chain that takes the ferry across the river. It's inexpensive and fun.

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A convenient way of crossing the Avon without having to walk down to the main bridge. And fun!! And at 50p each way, a bargain!!

Thank parky210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only took a few minutes to cross the river, but a good 50p worth. Saved out legs walking to town.

Thank retired35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used this service, firstly out of curiosity, but then found we used it quite a lot whilst in Stratford, as it really does cut off a long walk back to the other side of the river.

Thank net17lin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At 50p per person you can’t miss a quick ride on the chain ferry, simply transports you from one side of the river to the other, operated by man power, worth it jus to say you’ve done it

Thank Lisacreesey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great chain ferry, taking you back and forth across the river avon. Only 50p a lovely little ride well worth doing.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a wonderful way to get to one of the river to the other the poor bloke must have the strongest arms in Stratford well worth the 50 pence fare

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

A loveleey way to cross the Avon on a piece of floating history! Ferry eas restored and is kept in fantastic condition.

1  Thank Dr_Bob1
Reviewed 15 August 2018

My wife and I visited William Shakespeare's grave in Holy Trinity Church as part of a day out in Stratford. We decided to make our way back to the centre by walking along the river. A short distance from the church is a footbridge that...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

It's 50p per person to sit on a raft and be cranked across the river. It's novel and fun and worth the queue. You don't get to have a go, that would be my only criticism - but that would probably annoy other passengers. Do...More

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