Sunday, 3 June 2012

Stratford upon Avon

Stratford is a major UK tourist destination. The birthplace of William Shakespeare, the world's greatest playwright, it nestles alongside the beautiful river Avon. The town certainly benefits from its famous prodigy. There is plenty to do and see in Stratford upon Avon. Visitors from all over the UK and abroad can be found wandering the historic streets of this unique town.

There has been a settlement at Stratford upon Avon since the Bronze Age. The Domesday book shows Stratford as a manor rather than a village. It belonged to the Bishop of Worcester. Developing into a thriving market town the area prospered. Although William Shakespeare was born, and also died in Stratford, he spent most of his time in London. However, he never turned his back on Stratford and made several investments in property in the town.

As you would expect, Stratford is famous for its theatres. There are actually three in Stratford. Many famous actors have started their careers here. Even if Shakespeare is not the reason for your visit, this beautiful town will inspire you. The town is popular with motorcyclists and street vendors always provide an element of interest to the visitor. The restaurants are excellent and the hotels and guest houses in the area are well used to receiving visitors and catering for their needs.

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