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Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon Canal - Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Stratford-upon-Avon Canal
Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom CV37 6ERMap
Stratford Basin
+44 1827 25 2000
Neighborhood: Stratford Town

As 200-year-old feats of engineering and unique combinations of industrial heritage and wildlife havens, canals provide us with some fascinating walks. The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal is no exception. From its basin in the Bancroft Gardens, the canal extends for 26 miles before it meets the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. The canal boasts many features of architectural interest, including over 40 listed structures and buildings ranging from aqueducts and locks—of which there are 56 in all—to the British Waterways' office and workshop at Lapworth. And, yes, even here Shakespeare is remembered. A bust of the Bard can be seen on the portal of the Brandwood Tunnel—even though this tunnel is actually much closer to Birmingham than to Stratford-upon-Avon!

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