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Address: Ayot St Lawrence, nr Welwyn | Hertfordshire, St Albans AL6 9BX, England
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The writer Bernard Shaw lived and worked here from 1906 until he died in 1955. The building, whose exterior looks quite undistinguished, was built in 1902. I did not have time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The writer Bernard Shaw lived and worked here from 1906 until he died in 1955. The building, whose exterior looks quite undistinguished, was built in 1902. I did not have time to go inside the building, but instead took a quick look at its superbly maintained beautiful gardens. A curiosity in the gardens is Shaw's rather basic looking revolving garden... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Approached by narrow, winding and leafy lanes, Shaw's Corner sits discreetly in the Hertfordshire countryside. George Bernard Shaw's home for over 40 years is unspectacular architecturally, but its former owner, his story and possessions provide the main reason to visit this property. Rarely will you encounter a Nobel Prize and an actual Oscar statuette in the same room, but you... More 

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Thank Swetrat
United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great afternoon visit. The house is exactly as G.B. Shaw set it for posterity. The staff of the National Trust have been extremely helpful and welcoming. A beautiful garden and don't miss the Writer's Hut!

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Thank Massimo d
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

George Bernard Shaw lived here and, as you'd expect, the place is full of interesting objects relating to the author and history oozes out of every room. There are guided tours available but you might need to check the times of these - and opening dates and times - on the National Trust website. I believe the house is closed... More 

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Thank Geoff L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a bit hard to find but once we did the staff were extremely helpful and the house and grounds were delightful. Parking is limited but we arrived early and parked easily when we left the car park was full. It was worth going just to use the toilet which should be listed. My only issue is the entrance... More 

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Thank Tracey S
London, United Kingdom
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1,046 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 595 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Well maintained home of Shaw.You could almost imagine that he had just gone out for the day.Large garden,the main feature of which is the hut where he did his writing.Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Thank wingate
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78 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Enjoyed visiting the house, it was very homely and the volunteers gave a lot of information about the house and this made it more enjoyable to visit. The gardens were lovely too

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Thank Christine S
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We joined the national trust and this was our first place to visit, the guide was very informative, the house was interesting, the grounds also, worth a visit, nice in the summer to sit in the grounds during one of the plays etc that are put on there each year.

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Thank Markt2575
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

First visit. I like houses that you can imagine someone living in and this was good. Good views from house over countryside and the garden is pretty. No tea shop and a very small gift shop. You have to navigate narrow country lanes to find it - that's all part of the fun.

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Thank AndToby
London
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286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I like this place. Nice sturdy house, in a huge garden... it evokes a period, an atmosphere. It would have been a cosy home, I reckon, somewhere to enjoy reading while the clock ticked, taking afternoon tea in the garden in the summer months, playing the piano in the hallway when friends came for dinner in the winter... It's rather... More 

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