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Stratford-upon-Avon  is a market town  in the Stratford-on-Avon District, in  Warwickshire. It is  91 miles north west of London, 22 miles  south east of Birmingham, and 8 miles south west of Warwick. The estimated population was 27,445 at the 2011 Census.

Stratford was 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. In that same year, Stratford was granted a charter from King Richard I to hold a weekly market in the town, giving it its status as a market town. As a result, Stratford experienced an increase in trade and commerce.

The town is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) resides in Stratford’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

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The following are some photographs that show the various landmarks of Stratford.