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- Located about a mile out of town is Anne Hathaway cottage. The walk from town is very pleasant and is well signposted. It was a about a 25 min walk. We almost didn’t venture out as the weather was a bit rainy but so glad we did. The grounds are beautiful, with a lovely orchard, gardens and a sculpture trail. The cottage is small but interesting to look around. Very helpful staff who were happy to answer any questions we had. Got a nice little shop too. You can drive from town but the walk is it far and well worth it. Very much enjoyed this.Written 5 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Paul and dion on the canal tour were great hosts, nothing was to much trouble and always made sure our experience was 5* Great tour, really relaxing and enjoyable.Written 28 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Was unable to visit the inside but the outside is a fine example of a period house, which originally belonged to John Hall, physician and son in law of William Shakespeare.Written 21 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We didn’t spent too long here, but it was lovely to go and see Shakespeare’s memorial garden. Loved the Shakespeare plays themed sculptures and particularly the bronze tree sculpture, that was unreal. The garden was beautiful and it was super cool to see the mulberry tree, rumoured to have been planted by Shakespeare him self. There is a small indoor exhibition about the new place that was also interesting.Written 5 August 2022
- Start from the canal basin and walk along the right hand bank (not always possible to be right next to the river!) but the streets along there are lovely. Past Holy Trinity church and down by the Lucy's Mill (small lane on left past HT church) and cross back over the river. If you turn right after crossing the river (good view of Lucy's Mill from the bridge) there is the brand new marina complex (still under construction when we visited). Retrace steps along this side of the river, towards town and take time to sit on a bench and watch boats go past. There is a weir near here, so boats mostly turn around and go back upriver, although some navigate the lock to carry on down river. Walk back to the town and cross back over Clopton bridge. Lovely way to spend a few hours.Written 23 July 2022
- Little oasis of calm and a good sun trap on a sunny late afternoon or for a stroll along the basin and to sit and read or just watch the world go by. All presided over by the Bard himself, keeping guard!Written 22 July 2022
- A great walk along a disused railway. Enjoyable scenery along the whole length of the walk. The great find was Bobby's Deli/Cafe at the Stratford end of the walk. A welcome break after the 10 mile round trip.Written 9 February 2022
- Visited the recreation ground to do parkrun when we first arrived in Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s a really beautiful spot. The parkrun is three laps around the park and the canal. One of my favs so far.Written 5 August 2022
- Thankyou so much for a fantastic birthday treat for samuel, he really enjoyed it and I would highly recommend you.Written 27 June 2019
- I have a special affinity with this place as my late father came up with the idea, in 1986, for the international streetlight installation throughout these gardens and on Waterside. Sadly the lamps could do with a clean up but it still makes a beautiful setting for a leisurely stroll.Written 1 June 2022
- Situated at the end of the Stratford-Upon-Avon canal,the basin is alongside the A3400 at the end of Bridge Street.
A delightful area to walk around,populated by swans and ducks,or to just sit alongside and take in the views towards the small park,River Avon(alongside) or Royal Shakespeare Theatre.Written 30 November 2021
- A really amazing place to fish. Since being taken over you can see the new owner and baliff have been busy. Different lakes for all types of fishing.
The grounds are really well presented and the fact the owner and baliff come round often to talk adds to the experience.
A real unknown gem of a place.
If visiting please respect the fishery and owner. If not it won't be available.Written 4 August 2022
- Lovely walk all uphill from the Riverside caravan site. Great views from the top on a nice clear day and an obelisk in memory of a local MP.Written 27 September 2020
- Really well laid out with interesting history to this memorial garden - very well kept, clean and well managedWritten 10 June 2019
- As a local we were aware of lots of negative views of the planning of the chinese pavilion with the usual 'not in my back yard' bunch of moaners brandishing signs and posters with all sorts of amazingly daft ideas like it was bigger than a Double Decker bus and it would distract drivers and cause accidents - how wrong they were and how stupid they look now. It looks amazing and is in the perfect location nestled perfectly in the trees - its subtle and beautifully made. As a gift to the town from a city in China its something most residents here do appreciate.Written 8 May 2019
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