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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

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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...more
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All reviews woodland walk anne hathaway's cottage hathaway family thatched roof across the road gardens are lovely full bloom hop on hop off bus worth a visit step back in time knowledgeable guides shakespeare properties the kitchen town centre sunny day lovely place to visit entrance fee
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Reviewed yesterday

Although the cottage is small the gardens are lovely even in early spring. The gentleman who was the first guide we met was extremely knowledgeable and helped make the visit even more interesting. Don't be put off with the fact it's not in the heart...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Erica J
Reviewed yesterday

This was the last attraction we came to see and was by far our favourite. Firstly because it is just so damn pretty, with it's thatched roof and lovely gardens. But also the staff were friendly and helpful and we were given with a lot...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank livbundy89
Reviewed yesterday

Sooo many people, you do actually have to wait outside for your group of 5-6 to be let in and shown round (but the gardens are attractive to view and explore). You really are guided, but it's a small place and that's fair enough. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tourist84903
Reviewed 3 days ago

One not to miss. A little out of town, but only a 1mile level, easy, well signposted stroll. It gives you the chance to see a few more ancient and beautiful private homes on the way. We timed it well, early Spring and not a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kevine142
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely cottage where The young William visited his love. In a pretty part of the world the cottage still tells us much about those distant times. Of course it has changed over the years with floors and rooms added but the expert guides bring those...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peter N
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an important part of the story - Shakespeare gets a woman ten years his senior pregnant. The house has some very historic features and an insight into how people lived. the on-site café has great staff (Sunday 17th March) and OK food.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BumpkinWiltshire
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable visit to the cottage. The guides were very informative and friendly. Nice cafe as well!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LisaR03
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very enjoyable to visit Anne Hathaway's cottage. The home itself is relatively small and somewhat claustrophobic as well as difficult to maneuver around when crowds are present, but overall it is a very quaint spot!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bbuffington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely cottage and grounds worth exploring. A lovely setting steeped in history away from the town centre. Easy parking and good cafe.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank blgriffiths
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As part of the Shakespeare experience there are several places to visit. The cottage was lovely and definitely worth seeing however as I was in crutches it was difficult to get around as you'd expect in a house of this age. The gardens were nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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5 November 2017|
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Response from soniau882 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is ample parking.
Sarah H
14 July 2017|
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Response from WNContheroadagain | Reviewed this property |
You access the gardens after paying for a ticket.
diane w
30 June 2017|
Response from bobblehead35 | Reviewed this property |
i think it would be very difficult to go round in a wheelchair and not worth it as you cant see the upstairs of the house the garden is also difficult to get round in a chair