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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  • Set in a quiet location, this is an architectural gem and contains the Bard’s tomb. The Church staff are friendly and knowledgeable. 
    Set in a quiet location, this is an architectural gem and contains the Bard’s tomb. The Church staff are friendly and knowledgeable.  more »
  • Let's take the context away and you are left with a really interesting church with a warm welcome, a lovely feel and interesting architecture Now add in the Bard and you have a world class church... 
    Let's take the context away and you are left with a really interesting church with a warm welcome, a lovely feel and interesting architecture Now add in the Bard and you have a world class church...  more »
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  • William Shakespeare is buried here, along with several relatives. The walk to the Church is pleasant, as its located near a park and path to the Church is tree lined. The inside of the church is beautiful. The nearby Garden Of Remembrance nearby is also worth a visit.
  • A beautiful old church full of history and stories. We were free to wander around and look at everything. Names such as Beckett are also associated with this church. Staff shared interesting information. The spot where Shakespear is buried retains a simple but important place in the church. Free to visit but they do ask for a donation which you will want to give.

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