Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon

#3 of 19 in Historic Sites in Stratford-upon-Avon
Religious Site · Architectural Building
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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  • Small church but has Shakespeare’s grave, Anne Hathaway, their daughter abs son-in-law too. Staff are informative and approachable, making the visit interesting.  more »
  • Not just a beautiful church and riverside surroundings, but such knowledgeable volunteers working within it with so much knowledge they wanted to share. Spent more time talking than wandering and we.....  more »
  • A beautiful historic church contain the resting place of arguably the world's most famous playwright. William Shakespeare. A small extra charge allows you to walk up to the grave inside the church. The grave is simple, in marked contrast with the majestic surroundings of this beautiful church.
  • A beautiful and ancient building, housing Shakespeare's remains. Lovely guides who delight in being helpful. A quiet and calm retreat from every day cares.

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