About Stratford-upon-Avon

June 28, 2022

About Stratford-upon-Avon

The market town of Stratford-upon-Avon was one of the main centres for distributing sheep and wool from the major sheep-producing area of The Cotswolds nearby. The town was also known for making gloves in the 15th and 16th centuries.

John Shakespeare moved to Stratford in 1551 and became a successful glove maker. He married Mary Arden and they had eight children – including one William Shakespeare in 1564.
Today it is an important tourist hotspot, thanks to the world-famous playwright. As well as tourism and hospitality, other industries in Stratford including IT, insurance, and boat building.

As you’d expect from a town with a population of around 130,000 which receives up to three million visitors a year, the hospitality trade is flourishing. You’ll find plenty of welcoming places to eat and drink.

It’s a fabulous place for lovers of Shakespeare, literature in general, theatre and history.

As William Shakespeare said: “Strong reasons make strong actions.” With plenty of great reasons to visit Stratford, take action to book your accommodation now.

 

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