Built in 1937, and one of the the last of its kind in Britain, the old chain ferry in Stratford is a bit of an institution, and one loved by locals and tourists alike. For less than the price of an ice-cream (and taking less than the time it would take to queue for one!) it'll take you the short distance from one side of the Avon to the other. The journey-time is just a couple of minutes, and you could easily walk to one of the bridges that cross the river in fifteen minutes, but don't – pay up up, sit back and let the ferry man (or woman) crank the handle and propel you across the river in old fashioned style. Children and dogs welcome.
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