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Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon

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As the final resting place of Shakespeare, Holy Trinity Church stands as one of England's most-visited parish churches. Head out to the 15th-century chancel (space around the altar in the east end of a church) to see his grave and the funerary monument on the wall beside it. The church holds other significant attractions. In the nave of the church, look for the large medieval stained-glass windows and three-manual-pipe organ, which dates to 1841. Check out the Clopton Chapel, which holds the altar-tomb of 15th-century mayor Hugh Clopton. He led Stratford-Upon-Avon's early development but is actually buried in London. From the outside, you can simply admire the church. Except for the addition of a wooden spire in 1675, it's changed little since Shakespeare worshipped here. The church still holds services today; introduce yourself to the Welcome Team for guidance if you plan to attend one. Put Holy Trinity Church at the forefront of your travel plans using our Stratford-upon-Avon vacation builder.
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  • Beautiful church, (though small), knowledgeable staff, unforgettable experience. Quiet and peaceful - very reverent. Highly recommend.  more »
  • I read many of Shakespeare's plays in my youth and I am a big fan. We walked around Stratford and stumbled across Trinity Church - Shakespeare's history from birth to death is well presented and the c...  more »
  • Very nice church, but was disappointed that they wanted you to pay £3.00 a person to view Shakespeare's​ grave. So we didn't bother!  more »
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  • Wonderful place of worship. These historical churches cost a fortune to keep open, so a donation of £3 is very little to pay to view this beautiful monument and one is blessed , a bonus , to see where the bard is buried.
  • Amazing experience. So tranquil place. William Shakespeare burial place is fabulous. Will have to go again to explore it in a bit more detail.
  • Beautiful old church in lovely grounds, impressive stained glass windows etc, however didn't really see the need to charge for seeing Shakespeare's grave but in this day and age it's hardly surprising.
  • Wasn't really my cup of tea. Thought Shakespeare's grave would have been more monumental considering the impact he had on the town.
  • Gorgeous old church with Shakespeare's grave. To see it you have to pay a mandatory donation of £3.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, has a wealth of hotels, guesthouses, country inns, and self-catering apartments. For big-name hotels, look no farther than the historical town center, where most of the area's big attractions are located. Stratford is also famous for its range of comfortable B&Bs, conveniently located in and around this compact town. If you're looking for something a little closer to nature and prefer the open air, consider exploring family-run hostels and working farms in the nearby countryside.
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