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The Chain Ferry

Bancroft Gardens Stratford-Upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 7LS 01789 269 977

We say

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.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

Still a good way to travel ★★★★★

Going on the chain ferry is always part of our summer. I usually have three children and either a pushchair or bikes and the operator helpfully carries them on and off for me.

The Chain Ferry reviewed by on April 23rd, 2012

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50p per person (buggies free)

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Ferries run approx every 15 minutes between 10am-5pm Easter–September

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