The town of Stratford-upon-Avon is located in the Warwickshire area of England. The most famous town of this area is that of Shakespeare. The birthplace of one of the greatest playwrights in the world, Shakespeare was born here and has made a home here. He spent much of his time here as a child and later lived for a good part of his adult life here. There are many famous people from this area that are still remembered by many people.
Sir Thomas Gainsborough was born here and became known as an author and playwright in his day. As well, he wrote some non-writing works such as an account of the English civil war. Also born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, John Milton is another well-known resident of the area. A notable quote from him speaks of his desire to visit all the parts of the country that lie within England’s boundaries. Because of this, when John Milton travelled to other countries, he ended up traveling to such countries as Australia and Canada.
Queen Victoria herself is another well-known resident and the birthplace of the third British Queen, Victoria. She reigned during the years of the 19th century. George VI was also born here. He abdicated the throne in the fourteenth century and was succeeded by his son and successor King Edward.
During World War I, this town served as a significant railroad connection between the east and the west. Locals who served during that time called the place Stalingrad. This is because this was the location where the town of Stalingrad was located. During World War II, the town got the name Stalingrad after the German city. During that time, this railway connection helped the military soldiers to get food and provisions to survive.
Stratford-upon-Avon was among those towns which had a civil war. Many of its residents served in the army. During that time, it gained a reputation as being particularly fierce due to the fact that it had been a point where two royal families fought for supremacy. It was from this tradition that the “Avonstone Banner” later became famous.
Today, the village is still occupied by one of the oldest communities in England. The population constitutes over twelve hundred strong. There are a couple of nice hotels in the area, but affordable and cozy accommodations are easy to find. There are a local airport as well as a train station that can take you to many nearby towns.
In addition to its large number of famous people, Stratford-upon-Avon has a lot of interesting historical buildings. Some of these include The Surveyor’s House, built in the eighteenth century; The Hope Hotel, built in the late eighteen hundreds; and The Roman Baths, which were built around the middle of the fourteenth century. All of these buildings tell their own story.
Another popular attraction is the Avon Valley itself. This part of the countryside is rich in beautiful rolling hills. The hills provide the Avon with much of its mild weather. For those who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and running, this is heaven. Additionally, the nature reserve at St. Cuthbert’s is a wonderful destination for bird watchers and nature lovers.
You can also spend some time shopping in Stratford-upon-Avon. The town is known worldwide for its clothing. Many popular brands of clothing are based here. You can find top brand names like Burberry, Dior, and Calvin Klein all in one place.
If you enjoy drinking, dining, and dancing, then you will be in heaven in Stratford-upon-Avon. There are a variety of pubs and clubs. These include the famous Barrow’s Bingo Hall and the Bulldog Drinkin Club. These establishments cater to both locals and visitors. And they are located all over the city.
As if all of that weren’t enough, the town also offers its own version of a mini-Olympics. The smallest Olympic event there is took place in 2021 when twelve teams from across the United Kingdom competed in the town’s annual July games. The winning team was the Royal and Ancient Engineers. Many famous people have won this competition including Lance Armstrong, Buster Douglas, Christopher Columbus, Queen Elizabeth, and Winston Churchill. If you want to see what all of these famous people look like sporting their signature hats, then you should go to the Stratford-upon-Avon games.