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Stratford-upon-Avon (known locally as Stratford) is a market town and civil parish in south Warwickshire, England. It lies on the River Avon, 22 miles south east of Birmingham and 8 miles south west of Warwick. Stratford has Anglo-Saxon origins, and developed as a market town during the medieval period. The original charters of the town were granted in 1196, making Stratford over 800 years old. The name is a combination of the Old English strat, meaning "street", and ford, indicating a site at which a road forded a river.
The town is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare, receiving about 4.9 million visitors a year from all over the world.
The Royal Shakespeare Company resides in Stratford's Royal Shakespeare Theatre (one of Britain's most important cultural venues) and the Shakespeare houses, five beautifully preserved Tudor homes and gardens, all directly linked with William Shakespeare and his family. The area contains a variety of stunning historic houses for you to visit ranging from the splendour of Ragley Hall, the creativity of the sensory garden at Charlecote Park to the atmospheric Shakespeare's Houses. There is something to suit everyone and all budgets - unique attractions, historic buildings, stately homes, idyllic villages, health spas, golf, leisure, cycle ways, vineyards, canals, undulating countryside and winding rivers.