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Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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 visited the church after a lovely walk through the RSC gardens along by the river. The church is beautiful, and they ask for a donation of 3 pounds to visit Shakespeare's grave , there is a member ...  read more »
  • Very interesting, lovole church. It's very impressive where Shakespeare and Anne and their two children are buried. Take a camera with with you, you can't miss this holy location. It will take up to 3...  read more »
  • The Sunday we visited, the church was very full and it was their Harvest Festival. We enjoyed the Service and the welcoming atmosphere. 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Very easy to find from town centre and would recommend visiting this site as a final stop. Shakespeare and his family's graves are inside the church, so ensure you go during its opening hours to avoid disappointment.
  • What a lovely place and to see William Shakespeare
  • Extremely good place, if you are shake fan.
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