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The Stratford
The Stratford

Arden Street, Stratford-upon-avon CV37 6QQ

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of American Fountain, Shakespeare …

£98
per night
Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon
Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon

Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-avon CV37 6YR

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Stratford-upon-Avon, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Gower Memorial and Shakespeare Monument. …

£71
per night
The Queens Head
The Queens Head

54 Ely Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of The Old Bank, Royal Shakespeare Theatre …

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Arden House
Arden House

58 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LT

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Stratford-upon-Avon, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Civic Hall, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, an …

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Clopton Road Self Catering
Clopton Road Self Catering

167A Clopton Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6TE

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Stratford-upon-Avon, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Guild Chapel, Shakespeare Monument, and Royal …

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Stratford Manor - QHotels
Stratford Manor - QHotels

Warwick Road Black Hill, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0PY

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ingon Manor Golf Club, Shakespeare Monument, and …

£95
per night
Billesley Manor Hotel
Billesley Manor Hotel

Billesley, Alcester B49 6NF

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Billesley, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from All Saints Church and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Mary Arden's House. …

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Ettington Park Hotel
Ettington Park Hotel

Alderminster, Stratford-upon-avon CV37 8BU

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Alderminster, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from The Church of St Peter and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Phocus on …

£112
per night
Austons Down
Austons Down

Saddlebow Lane, Warwick CV35 8PQ

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Claverdon, this bed & breakfast is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Hatton Country World and within 6 mi (10 km) of Warwick …

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Kings Court Hotel
Kings Court Hotel

Kings Coughton, Alcester B49 5QQ

3.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Alcester hotel is located in the historical district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Coughton Court and Ragley …

£55
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Pocket Guide: Stratford-upon-Avon Guild Chapel Hotels

A remarkable medieval landmark that is one of the focal points of Stratford-upon-Avon, the Guild Chapel is adjacent to New Place, where William Shakespeare retired and spent his last days. It is within walking distance of several fantastic hotels and restaurants, and is a must-see for anyone interested in religious art.

History of the Guild Chapel

The Guild Chapel was completed in the late-13th Century and became an important meeting point for townsfolk by the 15th Century, when a new schoolhouse and almshouses were built nearby. The church fell into disrepair in later years, however, although it was carefully restored by the Friends of the Guild Chapel after the Second World War, who still care for the chapel today.

What to See at the Guild Chapel

The church has many impressive wall paintings, the most notable being a mural signifying the Day of Judgement, which is one of the largest of its kind in the country. The church also has many other elaborate artworks depicting key religious events, some of which were rediscovered in the late Georgian period after having been concealed in whitewash since the Reformation.

Other Attractions and Accommodation near the Guild Chapel

The Guild Chapel is just a short walk from the award-winning Falstaff's Experience, where you can learn about what life was like in Stratford-upon-Avon during the Tudor period. It's also just a few hundred metres from Holy Trinity Church, which is one of the most visited churches in the country, notable for being the location where Shakespeare was baptised in April 1564 and buried almost exactly 52 years later. This landmark is very close to the immaculate Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel, which is perfect for special events like corporate getaways and romantic weekend breaks.

You can also visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, one of the finest venues in the country, which showcases the playwright's outstanding plays and benefited from a £113 million transformation between 2007 and 2010. Also nearby is the popular Ashorne Hill Conference Centre, near the pleasant regency town of Royal Leamington Spa, which offers excellent corporate hospitality and first-rate business facilities.

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