Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: United Kingdom
Best of: Old Town
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town originally inhabited by Anglo-Saxons and remained a village before the lord of the manor, John of Coutances, set out plans to develop it into a town in 1196. The town is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of English playwright and poet William Shakespeare, and receives approximately 2.5 million visitors a year.
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