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Avon Boating Ltd

Avon Boating - The Boathouse -


Swan's Nest Boathouse
Swan's Nest Lane
CV37 7LS


Tel : 01789 267 073
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£18.50 - £18.50

£4.00 - £4.00

£5.00 - £5.00

£6.00 - £6.00

Forty minute cruises along the glorious River Avon on a fleet of traditional passenger boats. Passing by the world famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church, burial site of William Shakespeare. The trip then winds its way upstream into the countryside once we have passed under Clopton Bridge. Regular departures from the Bancroft Gardens adjacent to the theatre. Digital Audio Guides available onboard in English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Ticket paid for on board £6.00 per Adult, £5.00 per Concessions and £4.00 per child, £18.50 Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)

Private charter and extended cruises, Special Packages and Riverside Functions also available for groups.

Help available in boarding and disembarkation.

Rowing boat, and punts available to hire from our Boathouse on Swan's Nest Lane, charged at £6.00 per Adult and £3.00 per Child for up to an hour, £17.00 Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children).

Self-drive motor boats by the hour for £33 and half hour for £22 (maximum of 5 passengers). A Deposit is required for the duration of your hire.

Private charter of an actual Venetian Gondola with Gondolier is also available by prior booking

Contact Avon Boating Ltd on 01789 267073 or via email at for further information, or see our website Online booking now available with a range of tickets for other visitor attractions.

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By Road

From Stratford town centre, cross over the road towards the river and go along Waterside. Avon Boating Ltd runs boat trips on the river frontage on your left-hand side just before the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Our Boathouse on Swan's Nest Lane is on the otherside of the river from the town centre, simply walk over the red bricked Tramway Bridge from the Bancroft Gardens.

By Public Transport

Our Boathouse is on Swan's Nest Lane which can be found on the South side of the River from the Town Centre. Easy access from A422 Banbury Road, A3400 Shipston Road and B4086 Tiddington Road.

From M40 Motorway leave Junction 15 and head along A46 bypass. Enter Stratford-upon-Avon via A439 Warwick Road or A3400 Birmingham Road. Travel around the one way Bridgefoot system that passes by the Leisure Centre and Holiday Inn Hotel travelling towards Banbury Road A422 and Shipston Road A3400. As you pass over the Clopton Bridge our Boathouse is on your righthand side.

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Avon Boating Ltd facilities include:

  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor event/attraction
  • Guided tours available for groups
  • Guided tours available for individuals
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Suitable for families
  • Suitable for young children
  • Delta accepted
  • Group discounts available (min group size)
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Picnic site
  • Car park over 5 minutes’ walk
  • Off site parking
  • Groups accepted
  • Pets accepted (other than service dogs)

Avon Boating Ltd accessibility includes:

  • Clear signage throughout attraction, eg colour contrast, large letters, pictograms
  • Designated parking within about 50 metres of main entrance
  • Flat route with no steps from parking area to entrance
  • Handrail by steps
  • Information available in audio format
  • Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point

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