Stratford-upon-avon Tourism, United Kingdom

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Stratford-upon-Avon (/ˌstrætfərd əˌpɒn ˈeɪvən/) is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101 miles (163 km) north west of London, 22 miles (35 km) south east of Birmingham, and 8 miles (13 km) south west of Warwick. The estimated population in 2007 was 25,505, increasing to 27,445 at the 2011 Census. The town is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of English playwright and poet William Shakespeare, and receives an estimated 4.9 million visitors a year. The Royal Shakespeare Company resides in Stratford's Royal Shakespeare Theatre.


Stratford-upon-Avon is famous in the world as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. He also wrote some of his famous works in this town. It also serves as the headquarters of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Hundreds of literary pilgrims visiting Stratford-upon-Avon have made it one of the popular tourist destination in England. You can understand more about the era in which Shakespeare lived by visiting the Tudor World Museum. There are five houses in Stratford-upon-Avon that were lived in by the playwright. The house on Henley Street is where Shakespeare was born. His wife, Ann Hathaway lived in the cottage in Shottery before marriage. Her husband is buried in the Holy Trinity Church in town. You can explore the town by being a part of the Stratford Town Walk that also takes you through shops, pubs and other attractions in town. Nature lovers can pay a visit to the Stratford Butterfly Farm on the eastern bank of the river. Shopping can be done at the Maybird Shopping Park which houses various brands and eateries. The town square is also a good place where you can collect some pretty things in town. Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to see if the charming town inspires you as it did for Shakespeare.


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Facts and Stats for Stratford-upon-avon*

  • Pollution Statistics in Stratford-upon-avon

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    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 70 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Stratford-upon-avon: Crime and Safety

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    • Burglary and Theft 46.05 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.58 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 36.84 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 19.74 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.63 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 27.63 (Low)
    • Attacks 36.84 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.05 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.58 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.16 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.68 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.32 (Moderate)
  • Living in Stratford-upon-avon - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Stratford-upon-avon is 187.78 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 62.58 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.52 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 32.3 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.86 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.39 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 59.03 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.46 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 144.08 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Stratford-upon-avon

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Stratford-upon-avon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.81 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.03 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 65.68 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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