Known the globe over as the birthplace of the most celebrated playwright, beautiful Stratford-Upon-Avon, home of the Bard, is unsurprisingly one of Britain's most visited towns. With no less than five 16th century houses connected with Shakespeare and his family the town is never short of tourists, and thanks to careful preservation, boasts some picturesque timbered buildings and characteristically wide streets that haven't changed much since Shakespeare's day.
It would be unlawful (and nye on impossible) to visit Stratford-upon-Avon on your coach tour without visiting a Shakespeare related building. The Henley Street house where the Bard came into the world is a must, with its painstakingly restored period furnishings and exhibition showing a copy of the visitors book signed by the likes of Dickens and Keats. Don't board the coach without seeing Anne Hathaway's Cottage, possibly the most famous building in Britain. Marvel at furniture, some of which belonged to the Hathaways and their descendants and take in the wonderful garden.