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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 called in here on a circular walk of the town centre and river bank. The church is very pretty and looks particularly lovely viewed from the opposite bank through the trees. There are some stunning...  more »
  • Interesting architecture with its weeping chancel and lovely stained glass windows. Also the place to see Shakespeare's grave if you want to pay £3.00. Easy to reach when strolling along the riverbank...  more »
  • Despite living in the area for many years as a youngster, I had never visited the church where Shakespeare and his family were buried. A beautiful and serene resting place and a very knowledgeable att...  more »
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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.
  • Can you please invite 6 bellringers to peal 1 new bellringing method on the back 6 for 4 hours at Holy Trinity Church Stratford-upon-Avon in March 2016. Longhill Park Minor: x1x3x1x23x4.3.4x2 [514263] Thank you