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The Guild Chapel

The Chapel Chapel Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8TY, England
+44 1789 293127
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Interesting chapel where Shakespeare's father worshiped

This very old church contains lovely murals which were painted over but have now been uncovered... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Edmund R
St Andrews, United Kingdom
Worth a Visit

We visited the Guild Chapel as a part of the Stratford town guided walk. This is said to be a place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chapel built by the Guild of the Holy Cross, which was established in the 13th century, whose aim was to provide for the religious and commercial needs of the clergy and merchants of the town.
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The Chapel Chapel Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8TY, England
+44 1789 293127

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This very old church contains lovely murals which were painted over but have now been uncovered. They are, however, very faint but nevertheless they let you see what once decorated the walls hundreds of years ago. In fact we have to blame Shakespeare's father for...More

Thank Edmund R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Guild Chapel as a part of the Stratford town guided walk. This is said to be a place were the very young William Shakespeare would have received his religious education. Only stayed briefly but this place has impressive architecture.

Thank LeighCenturion
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Definitely worth a visit. The original 16th century wall paintings are fascinating and there are more being exposed as funding is being raised. Saw a great concert there too. Duo Piccolo e Grande played Italian baroque sonatas. Lovely experience

Thank EnzoPuzzovio
Reviewed 7 July 2017

A gem of a church, right in the centre of Stratford, but not visited by the majority of tourists. A small group of us had a conducted tour given by two excellent and enthusiastic volunteer guides. As well as being a beautiful church architecturally, with...More

1  Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Was in Stratford for just the morning. Didn't intend to do much sightseeing however the Guild Chapel caught my eye for quite a distance and was drawn to it immediately. Its tower can be seen from a distance boasting a large white clock face and...More

Thank Amin A
Reviewed 24 June 2017

In the town centre and in immaculate condition, plenty to see and take in and nice architecture. Worth visiting if you are passing

Thank ColinRS0346
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A lovely little understated gem go a building steeped in history with the inevitable WS connections. Completely unspoilt by tourism and feeling like you are stepping back in time. Because of this don't expect the Guild Chapel experience guided tour - there isn't

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Located near Shakespeare's New place and shakespeare school where you can just walk in with no charge a beautiful restored place with markings uncovered on the high walls a great and free place to visit

Thank Joshua L
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Really interesting to see how restoration has uncovered many old wall paintings. Helpful and informative guides available.

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Wonderful medieval paintings have been discovered in the chapel and it has a history with Shakespeare's family. It also has a stain glass window depicting John Shakespeare.

Thank jeffbarton2017
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