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This gallery welcomes its visitors to browse among the vivid and varied range of contemporary prints and paintings on display. With work by both local and worldwide artists, there is something for everyone looking for art with a minimalist touch. You will find abstracts, humor, some new realism—much of the work is figurative—including work from one of the gallery's best-known artists, Peter Mailer-Yates. For the investor, there are limited-edition prints. If you are looking for a special print, there is a search service. Once you have found your print, there are 1000+ moldings to choose from and a 48-hour framing service.
Hall's Croft was named after Dr. John Hall, husband of Shakespeare's daughter Susanna. It is a fine example of a gabled half-timbered house built in the 16th Century. Notice its three stories—the upper two of which are overhanging—which make it quite typical of its time. While you are here, take a look at Dr. Hall's consulting room together with the exhibition featuring medical treatments used in Shakespeare's time. Also on display are some superb 16th- and 17th-century paintings and furnishings, while the walled garden, with its fragrant herb garden, is a particular delight.
Since its establishment in 1874, the Stratford upon Avon Boat Club has come to be a popular choice for those looking to take up the noble sport of rowing. The club offers rowing lessons for all age groups and hosts an annual regatta each year in June. The club's squad members are also given the chance to compete in a number of international and local events throughout the year. Summer camps and other fun activities are organized each year. The clubhouse itself boasts a splendid Victorian design and is perched along the banks of the River Avon; the perfect backdrop for special events and celebrations, including wedding receptions, corporate events and charity dinners. Whether you crave the thrill of a boat race, or are simply looking for the perfect venue for your next event, stop by the Stratford upon Avon Boat Club and take a look around.
Sir Hugh Clopton, the Stratford-upon-Avon man who became Lord Mayor of London, is commemorated in this 14-arched stone bridge over the Avon known as Clopton Bridge. A great benefactor to Stratford, Sir Hugh not only paid for Clopton Bridge, but also provided funds for the restoration of the Guild Chapel in the 15th century. A few yards downstream, there is another bridge across the Avon. This dates back to 1823 and is built of brick, has nine arches and was constructed for horse-drawn goods wagons on rails. It is now a pedestrian-only bridge and provides a great vantage point for taking in views and photographs of the river.