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Bancroft Cruisers

Bancroft Cruisers


Bancroft Cruisers

01789 269 669


Holiday Inn Stratford,
CV37 6YR


Schools and colleges from around the world use Bancroft Cruisers to give their students a new perspective on history.

Our onboard guides provide an engaging and informative commentary that touches on the history of Stratford; the development and management of rivers and canals; the life, times and works of William Shakespeare and other notable figures; local architecture; and the wide and varied wildlife along the banks of the River Avon.

On the Rita Ellen we have tables and chairs that can be used as workstations. We also offer a number of information sheets and quizzes that can be used during the cruise and after. If you want to get closer to the river, or have a large group, our open-sided traditional cruiser, the Princess Marina, accommodates up to 56 passengers. For a total capacity of up to 100 passengers both boats can be booked together.

Special rates are available for all schools and colleges with students up to age 15.

45 minutes 60 minutes
Student £4.00 £5.00
adult £4.00 £5.00

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Disabled access and facilities.

Open all the time




    Plan route to Bancroft Cruisers using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: SP 206549  Lat: 52.19251 Long: -1.70001

    Our landing stage is located in the town centre at the rear of the Holiday Inn Hotel just off the one way system as you enter Stratford-upon-Avon from B4439 from Junction 15 of the M40. Or alternatively over Clopton Bridge from A3400.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

    Disabled access and facilities.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
      • YesHas a ramp

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
    • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
    • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
    • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
    • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system


    • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesEntrance is well lit


    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesSugar free (diabetic)
      • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
      • YesLow potassium
      • YesLow sodium
      • YesAdditive free
      • YesOrganic
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu


    • Our attraction is situated at the Holiday Inn hotel, where all usual hotel type facilities are available.

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