|"Now no way can I stray; Save back to England,all the worlds my way" - Shakespeare, Richard II. First stop in Stratford-Upon-Avon was Shakespeare's birthplace on Henley St. It's a Tudor building dating to 16th century. From there we toured through the town visiting the church where Shakespeare is buried, and passed by the home of his daughter Susanna, and the picturesque Avon river. After lunch at a local pub we were off to the beautiful Hidcote Gardens which is arranged as a series of outdoor rooms separated by walls and hedges of many different species. From the gardens we walked back to the hotel along footpaths through the sheep pastures enjoying the beauty of the Cotswolds.