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The Guild Chapel is one of Stratford-upon-Avon’s most important buildings, with a history dating back to the 13th century and long associations with the Shakespeare family.

The Chapel houses some of the finest medieval wall paintings in the UK, covered up under the supervision of the playwright’s father in the 16th century and discovered hundreds of years later.

Standing across from Shakespeare’s final home New Place, the Guild Chapel dates back to 1269; it’s an integral and fascinating part of the history of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Visitor Info


The Guild Chapel stands on the corner of Chapel Lane and Church Street, in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Paid-for on-street parking is available nearby for short visits and for longer visits, please use town centre car parks.

Opening hours

Open daily from 10am

Free admission, donations welcome



Conferences & meetings


Weddings can be held at The Guild Chapel, subject to a special licence. Please speak to the Parish Office on 01789 266316 to see if you are applicable.


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