Today you are in the historic heart of England. Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace and home of William Shakespeare, and his house can still be visited in the centre of the town; the local church contains his grave and time permitting the house of Mary Arden, his mother, is well worth viewing. It’s then just a short drive to Britain’s best preserved medieval castle, Warwick Castle. The Kingmaker’s House, the dungeon, the gardens and the fascinating display of weaponry are just some of the highlights of a visit to this iconic location. Continue through central England into Yorkshire. Overnight York/Leeds area, England.