Stratford upon Avon

Planning your visit

Address: Waterside, Bancroft Basin, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6BB View on Google map

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: There are public toilets in the town centre

Bancroft Basin, on the Stratford upon Avon Canal, lies in the heart of historic Stratford. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and the River Avon, it's easy to miss this hidden gem. The basin is busy with colourful boats and is a great place to start your visit to Stratford and the many attractions devoted to William Shakespeare.

There's always something on - look out for the floating and Christmas markets here.

Or stop by our welcome station on the ‘William James’ to meet our volunteers and to pick up a copy of our local visitor guide.


Things to do and see

Places to eat:

Boat trips:

Picnic spot:

Picnic spots can be found along the riverside and in Bancroft Gardens

Wildlife spotting:

Be ready to feed loads of ducks, moorhens and swans - just make sure you feed them something healthy! No bread as it's bad for their tummies.

Getting here

By car - pay & display car parking is available along the riverside and in the town centre

By train - Stratford upon Avon train station is a 10 minute walk down the high street to the basin

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