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. Wikipedia
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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