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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  • A beautiful church in a beautiful setting. I feel that the the cost of visiting the grave should be included in the Shakespeare’s Birth Trust Story cost, with a donation going to the church. Despite i...  more »
  • So we called in to see Shakespeare’s grace. I was a little surprised to see they wanted to charge us to walk the few feet to see the grave. Although I must say if the money helps with the upkeep of th...  more »
  • Lovely church where Shakespeare is buried. It cost £3 to visit Shakespeare's grave well worth the money the staff are polite and helpful and tell you anything you wish to know.  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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