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.
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