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. Using our world travel planner, Stratford-upon-Avon attractions like Holy Trinity Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Lovely church but felt a little annoyed as it states voluntary donation to see shakespheres grave but when we entered there was three people waiting to take your money there fore not voluntary more yo...  more »
  • We went to see the church because she is buried shakespeare and part of his family. outside of that is a church of the more normal. to access the chapel where this buried the writer you have to pay, the rest of the visit is free of charge, to both patios where there are tombs of different peoples.
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  • The church is quite nice and worth a visit. Shakespeare's grave costs GBP 3 to visit and that's actually a shame given the price already charged for the other locations.  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. The church's own website gives a great timeline /history of the place and is worth the read.
  • It was a great opportunity to see the resting place of such a renowned individual, and is absolutely worth the small admission fee to that area of the church.
  • The sight was lovely, though, technically when you require payment to visit Shakespeare's grave, it can no longer be called a "donation".
  • A must see place in England. The church where Shakespeare is buried is interesting, and be sure and tour the cemetery.
  • Amazing experience. So tranquil place. William Shakespeare burial place is fabulous. Will have to go again to explore it in a bit more detail.

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