place is just exactly what you would hope it to be. It is a quiet little
village along the Avon River. And, so many of the buildings date back
hundreds and hundreds of years. Of
course, a whole industry has developed because Stratford was lucky enough
to be the home of William Shakespeare. The village was a bustling market
town when the bard was born there in 1564. And now, half-timber homes
have been preserved, English gardens have been manicured, and actors
have rehearsed for an entirely different kind of market.