Rainfall is spread evenly throughout the year, with an annual average of 614.8 mm (24 in), with over 1 millimetre (0.039 inches) of rain recorded on 114.1 days per year according to the 1981-2010 observation period.
The route then finishes in Old Town, which includes Hall's Croft and the Holy Trinity Church.
This contributed to the growing phenomenon of Bardolatry which made Stratford a tourist destination.
Sunshine hours are low to moderate, with an average of 1512.3 hours of sunshine annually.
However, more substantial expansion began following several enclosure acts in the late 18th century, with the first and largest new development by John Payton who developed land on the north side of the old town, creating several streets including John Street and Payton Street.
In 1769, the actor David Garrick staged a major Shakespeare Jubilee over three days which saw the construction of a large rotunda and the influx of many visitors.