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Bancroft Gardens - Things to Know Before Visiting

Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AT, UK

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About Bancroft Gardens

Bancroft Gardens, a public park in which the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is located. The gardens were originally created during the Post Medieval period. They are situated in the centre of Stratford upon Avon. Enjoy sunny days in the wide grass lawns and gardens with the backdrop of the river. Features include a human sundial celebrating the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, a new performance area and two fully accessible bridges over the canal basin and the lock.


Attractions Near Bancroft Gardens

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre0.07km from Bancroft Gardens

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is a 1,040+ seat thrust stage theatre owned by the Royal Shakespeare Company dedicated to the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is located in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon – Shakespeare's birthplace – in the English Midlands, beside the River Avon. The Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres re-opened in November 2010 after undergoing a major renovation known as the Transformation Project.

Stratford Butterfly Farm
Stratford Butterfly Farm0.25km from Bancroft Gardens

Stratford Butterfly Farm is a visitor attraction in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. It is housed in a large greenhouse, landscaped with waterfalls, ponds and a wide variety of tropical plants. Hundreds of exotic butterflies from all over the world fly within this area. Visitors can walk throughout and observe behaviour and life-cycles at first hand. Many of the species on display are bred in the Farm.

Nash's House
Nash's House0.28km from Bancroft Gardens

Nash’s House is a Grade I listed building, constructed in the early 16th century. It is the house next door to the ruins and gardens of William Shakespeare's final residence, New Place. It is a grade I listed building. It is now a museum traces the history of Stratford-upon-Avon from the earliest settlers in the Avon Valley to Shakespeare's time.

Shakespeare's New Place
Shakespeare's New Place0.28km from Bancroft Gardens

Shakespeare’s New Place was his family home from 1597 until he died in the house in 1616. The house was demolished in 1759, and a registered garden has been designed on the site where New Place once stood to commemorate the importance of the site and allow visitors to make their own personal connection with Shakespeare. New Place (grid reference SP201548) was William Shakespeare's final place of residence in Stratford-upon-Avon. He died there in 1616. Though the house no longer exists, the site

The Guild Chapel
The Guild Chapel0.3km from Bancroft Gardens

The Guild Chapel of the Holy Cross, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire is a chapel of 13th century origins. Founded by the Guild of the Holy Cross before 1269. The chapel was gifted an extensive series of wall-paintings by Hugh Clopton, an earlier owner of New Place, and John Shakespeare, Shakespeare's father, undertook their defacement in the later 1500s. The paintings have recently been conserved.

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall0.32km from Bancroft Gardens

Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall is one of the newest visitor attractions in Stratford-upon-Avon, It was set in a complex of some of Stratford's oldest historic buildings. It was here that the playwright William Shakespeare attended school and here that he fell in love with poetry and drama. The guildhall was established as a meeting place for the Guild of the Holy Cross, a religious group of merchants in the town. It was sited adjacent to the 13th century guild chapel which was the place

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Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, and the largest town is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon and Victorian novelist George Eliot, at Nuneaton. It is a popular destination for international and domestic tourists to explore both medieval and more recent history.

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