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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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  • We went here to see the final resting place of Shakespeare, the church is amazing from the stain glass to the statues so full of history and information not only did the adults enjoys walking around s...  more »
  • This is a beautiful and interesting church in its own right. No doubt most people visit because of the Shakespeare connection but it is worth seeing for itself. 
  • Definitely the place where he is buried in the great playwright remains one of the great charms of England as a whole. Recommend a visit cmpleta of the Church, but also a jump in what was once the birthplace of the poet.
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  • A moving experience seeing the great bards last resting place. The music concerts in August at 1 o'clock for 30 minutes which I was lucky enough to to catch and friendly members of the church made it all the more special.
  • Friendly people looking after visitors. Characterful old church.
  • Beautiful church, especially the stained glass windows. It costs an additional 2 pounds to see Shakespeare's grave, but I think it's worth it, and if you have been to Shakespeare's birthplace already then your ticket should already include the fee for entrance to the grave. You can get some history about Shakespeares connection to the church which I found particularly interesting. Make sure you don't miss the carving of Shakespeare which looks down on his grave from the wall on the left hand side, as it's said to have been created when Shakespeare's wife and daughter were still alive and got their approval, so should be a good resemblance to what he really looked like.
  • It's a simple church, nothing exciting, but you'll be able to see Shakespeare's grave (and those of other family members) and a copy of the records showing his baptism and burial. To see the grave you'll have to make a mandatory "donation" of £3 per person.
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