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Just beautiful

Stratford is one of my favourite towns in England and these gardens are always a place I head to... read more

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Gympie, Australia
Such a lovely place to seat

We had a lovely walk around this park. There was a winter market on so we spent time there. I... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stratford is one of my favourite towns in England and these gardens are always a place I head to. So close to town but a lovely place to grab and little bit of quiet whilst enjoying the gardens and artworks.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We had a lovely walk around this park. There was a winter market on so we spent time there. I noticed you can go on a boat ride up the river. This service is not for wheelchair users tho. Nice to spend time watching people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank helen118
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The autumn colours of the trees really made this place superb when we visited. These gardens are unique not only for the views but the fact that it can be such a peaceful venue as well as somewhere to take the children.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brisca01
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Lovely escape located near to the theatre and the barges - even on a wet day. The trees are turning now and look absolutely stunning. There is a bright pink Acer at the moment that everyone photographs and cannot be missed - leaves are stunning....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MrsCWR
Reviewed 22 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank parky210
Reviewed 15 September 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mairemuseve
Reviewed 9 September 2018

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!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank vampey666
Reviewed 6 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank violets728
Reviewed 30 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul G
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