Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England Sights

Bancroft Gardens

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  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 08/18/2015

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Between the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Clopton Bridge lie these well-tended expanses of lawns and flower beds. The swans gliding gracefully along the river are permanent residents, coexisting with the pleasure craft on the river and the nearby canal. The centerpiece of the gardens is the Gower Memorial statue, designed in 1888 by Lord Gower, and adorned with bronze figures of Hamlet, Lady Macbeth, Falstaff, and Prince Hal—symbols of philosophy, tragedy, comedy, and history, respectively.

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Off Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BA, England

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Published 08/18/2015


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