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Nice place to relax by the river

This is a good place to just relax and enjoy a nice view of the town and the River Avon while doing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hong Kong, China

A green space outside the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre where you can relax with views of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom
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“swan fountain”(13 reviews)
“canal basin”(13 reviews)
Located in front of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and alongside the River Avon, this delightful park and garden area has a holiday feel with open-air performers.
Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
+44 1789 260616
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a good place to just relax and enjoy a nice view of the town and the River Avon while doing some people watching. The Swan Fountain was pretty nice.

Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 1 week ago

A green space outside the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre where you can relax with views of the theatre and the river. Often buskers provide excellent diversions.

Thank parky210
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good summer day out. Enjoyed the boat cruise down the river. Felt relaxing . Wondered into the city and walked around some gardens.

Thank mairemuseve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a river trip from Brancroft Gardens and couldn't believe how tidy the place was. There were lots of bins and everyone was using them!!!

Thank vampey666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained park and gardens next to the river Avon and the canal. A rare green space in a busy town to relax and eat your lunch. Good place to sit and listen to the buskers some of which are very good, but please don’t...More

Thank Violet S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Swans sculpture on the small fountain/pond is nice. You can sit there and watch the world go by. Next to the Theatres for a play by Shakespeare who apparently wrote a few plays. The canal and river Avon are right next to the park....More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovley place to sit and watch the world go by. Flowerbeds well tended and nice clean fountain area. Plenty of benches to sit and have a sandwich too

Thank Liane H
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Once a bustling semi-industrial canal terminus (goods were shipped up and down the Avon on biger boats) now a pleasant place for boaters to moor and tourists to stare. River trips leave from here through the shallow wide lock.

Thank Dr_Bob1
Reviewed 8 August 2018

These gardens are right beside the river Avon in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. There are formal beds, statues of Shakespearean characters, a fountain (not always working) and extensive grassed areas where children can let off steam. Everything is well maintained and generally clean. These gardens...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 31 July 2018

There are sculptures, open spaces and trees to shelter under. Very busy during the day as people head for the RSC and the other attractions in Stratford Upon Avon. You can see the RSC tower from the Bancroft Gardens and if you keep walking towards...More

Thank John R
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