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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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Quaint English cottage!

Beautiful, well preserved history! Go on a nice day and make sure you have time to walk around the gardens!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful, well preserved history! Go on a nice day and make sure you have time to walk around the gardens!

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Crewe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the cottage on a cold but dry February morning so there was little to see in the gardens although I would guess that these would be a real attraction in the Summer. We enjoyed the walk from town of around 1.5 miles but this is much more pleasant if you avoid the main road and take the footpath... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the last of the Shakespeare's properties we visited and we absolutely adored it. The property is set in picturesque countryside and a beautiful garden - it was truly captivating. In addition, this house is half-an-hour out of town - which meant there were far fewer people pushing round. When we got into the cottage a helpful guide asked... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning old cottage and it has been extremely well renovated and looked after. I would recommend you don’t walk there as it really is further than you think! We didn’t look around the gardens as there wasn’t much to see in February but we look forward to returning at a different time of the year

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Market Weighton, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did not go into this attraction, but they charged our niece £9.00 to use the toilet. Disgusting!!!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beautiful cottage is certainly worth the visit! The staff were very knowledgeable which added to the experience. We have been twice now and learnt different facts each time! It has a lovely feel to the house and it helps you to gain a greater understanding of what life might have been like. The gardens are also great to walk... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here with the majority of our time spent in the grounds completing the woodland walk, exploring the garden and looking at the sculptures. The house itself is small but has many original features as you might expect. The two women we met in the house were very knowledgeable and were easily able to answer... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an interesting cottage with heaps of history that was explained by a guide! Would definitely recommend the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived just as it was opening and were able to see the cottage before any other visitors arrived - would recommend this timing especially if visiting with children. My daughter loved the dressing up room. The boards to hold with Shakespeare quotes were great for our photos. There's a lot of space in the gardens and woods - great... More 

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

Really informative guides gave us a really clear understanding of the life and times of Anne Hathaway's Cottage

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