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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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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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"the river"
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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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"steeped in history"
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Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday

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...

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Reviewed 5 days 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 4 days 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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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed seeing the gravestone of William Shakespeare and those of his family. There was an orchestra rehearsal going on when we were there which added to the atmosphere. Inevitably a tight space but well worth a visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this church on several occasions and recently - on a Sunday - took my partner there who had never been before. Shakespeare's church is, of course, magnificent, but it was greatly spoiled by the members of staff assisting the visitors. We were...More

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Andy W, Parish Operations Manager at Holy Trinity Church, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We take the visitor experience seriously and want to make sure that all those who visit the church get the most out of their time with us including being able to enjoy the very special atmosphere of a church with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited to see Shakespeare's grave but lingered to enjoy the atmosphere of this peaceful place in a beautiful setting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely church with thoughtful and fully explanatory notices about its role in Shakespeare's life. Well worth a visit if you can find a time without too many other people - it is deservedly popular. The misericordiae are worth the trip (and if you don't know...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful church full of history & in a lovely position on the River Avon . Shakespeare is buried at the far end with his wife Anne & there are other family members . The stained glass windows are awesome and there is a shop...More

Thank Phil570
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely church in Stratford Upon Avon. This is the church where Shakespeare was buried. Entrance to the church itself id free - but a "suggested £5 contribution" per adult seems to be obligatory. The church has a beautiful setting overlooking the river....More

Thank Mazmannan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is placed along the river and there is plenty of seating for a rest and a pick nick. Lots of visitors. Nice grounds. Went to see Shakespeare´s grave and memorial. The bell ringing practise could be heard from afar and set a certain...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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