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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

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Address: Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, England
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+44 1789 338532
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This fifteenth-century, charming thatched cottage was the childhood home of...

This fifteenth-century, charming thatched cottage was the childhood home of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's sweet-heart and wife.Experienced guides explain the stories behind the Shakespeare connection and the history of some well-known English idioms such as "chairman of the board".There are nine acres of gardens and grounds to explore including a lavender maze, a woodland walk, the Shakespeare arboretum and a living willow cabin where you may listen to some of Shakespeare's sonnets.

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Delightful gardens!

The cottage itself looks pretty from the outside but there's nothing much to see inside. The gardens however are a delight. There's a small apple orchard, lavender bushes and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The cottage itself looks pretty from the outside but there's nothing much to see inside. The gardens however are a delight. There's a small apple orchard, lavender bushes and a cleverly designed path through a woodland area. We spent more time in the gardens than in the cottage on a pleasant summer morning!

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Bedford, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely old cottage, informative staff good at answering all our questions. A bit expensive! Looks like the garden would be lovely in the summer - but on the other hand, there were very few visitors on a cold January morning and we had plenty of space to look around the house. Adequate cafe across the road.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place. Staff are really great and helpful and will tell you all about the Hathaways and one of them was even lucky enough to have been to school with their descendants. Beautiful gardens which I'm sure look fabulous in spring with all those apple trees.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great choice to visit and a must when in Stratford. Fascinating grounds with carefully-tended cottage garden - still in rural setting despite the advance of Stratford's urban sprawl, through which you stroll if walking from town. The sustodians as friendly and very informative, the house is well presented, without the overdone interpretation of some of the venues in town.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some Australians staying with us over the New Year and thought they would be interested in visiting Shakespeare country! We hit the jackpot and they loved this place... Although this is a "Winter's Tale" when outside is dormant and dreary, as surely the garden here must be a blaze of colour in the summer; truly "A Midsummer Night's... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the house and gardens with informative guides who took time to explain the style of living and brought life to the surroundings

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens were very beautiful. The cottage had lots of information and artifacts. However it is a little difficult to get to the second level, the stairs are a little uneven and very steep.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must as the Cottage is very intresting, and the lady who greeted us gave us a 20 minute introduction she gave us lots of information making the visit very enjoyable she also have a good sense of humour. (sorry I did not get her name). It was a shame we could not go round the garden as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Anne Hathaway's cottage on a very wet day. We were wet through but still enjoyed treading in Shakespeare's footsteps and will definitely go back to see the gardens in flower. With a lovely shop and cafe there is lots to do and the history is mind blowing. The guides have the right balance of offering lots of facts... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Anne Hathaways Cottage. It was the only place in the Shakespeare's birthday group that we visited. The gardens are lovely, even in winter and the cottage is immaculate! One suggestion to make the visit even better would be to have more signage about the place (particularly room labels and garden signage) and information about... More 

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