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.
Places to eat:
- Countess of Evesham
- Shakee's ice cream barge
- The Baguette Barge
- Royal Shakespeare Theatre roof top restaurant
- Cox's Yard
Picnic spots can be found along the riverside and in Bancroft Gardens
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.
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