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A childhood memory still at work!

I used to live in Warwickshire as a child and well remember the Chain Ferry in Stratford upon Avon... read more

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Malcolm H
Colchester, United Kingdom

We didn't actually use it, but it was nice to see it in action and know it is being well used. Had... read more

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Cecil H
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Take a scenic ferry trip across the River Avon to the Waterside gardens by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and recreation grounds. In operation since 1937, and fully rebuilt in 2010 by Avon Boating, 'Malvolio' as it is named has ferried thousands of...more
Avon Bank Gardens | Southern Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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Reviewed today

I used to live in Warwickshire as a child and well remember the Chain Ferry in Stratford upon Avon, which was a treat (at a penny a crossing) when visiting 'the reck' to play on the swings. So nice to see that it is still...More

Thank Malcolm H
Reviewed yesterday

This would have been great for us on a Saturday afternoon because of our desired route but it was not available. It was a shame as other visitors seemed to be waiting to cross the river and have a short cut to our destinations.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed yesterday

We didn't actually use it, but it was nice to see it in action and know it is being well used. Had a sit on a bench near as a lovely afternoon and watched all the action. Learn't a bit more about it when we...More

Thank Cecil H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved this novel form of travel., Just hop on and enjoy the short trip. Dogs allowed at no cost. not much more I can add.

Thank Mr B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Make a point,when visiting Stratford to part with a few pence and take the chain ferry across The Avon.its so nice to see that this is still running as its certainly part of the heritage of this wonderful town!

Thank freddiedoncaster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views of the river, helpful ferryman turning the handle, a very different experience - and all for 50p!

Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A strong young man turns the handle that winds the chain that takes the ferry across the river. It's inexpensive and fun.

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A convenient way of crossing the Avon without having to walk down to the main bridge. And fun!! And at 50p each way, a bargain!!

Thank parky210
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We only took a few minutes to cross the river, but a good 50p worth. Saved out legs walking to town.

Thank retired35
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We used this service, firstly out of curiosity, but then found we used it quite a lot whilst in Stratford, as it really does cut off a long walk back to the other side of the river.

Thank net17lin
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