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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, England
+44 1789 338532
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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 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very informative and educational by the actors based here. Interacted well. Lovely gardens but we didn't have time to explore or linger so will return.

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This beautiful cottage is well preserved and presented with informative guides to give the history and background of the Cottage. The gardens I am sure wiould be lovely in the right season but not a lot offering during our visit. It's a little out of...More

Thank Philip R
Reviewed 6 days ago

As part of the overall Shakespeare experience of Stratford Upon Avon, a brief trip to the countryside to visit Anne Hathaway's Cottage is a must do. Set in the delightful English countryside, the cottage is well preserved, beautifully presented and situated in magnificent gardens that...More

Thank 590robinp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here as one of our choices with the ticket we bought from the tourist information office.It is a short drive out of town and there does seem to be a bus . Very interesting to see this lovely building and imagine what life...More

Thank Wanda110
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a lovely place to spend a couple of hours on a sunny day. The gardens lovely. The Thatch House lovely. Still in the family apparently. Lovely to see some of these places kept alive. Lucky William Shakespeare came here or may have a different...More

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously a beautiful place but we were greeted by the attraction having scaffolding on it. A mention about this on the website would have been good. The lady we bought our tickets from was quite pushy in getting us to buy the more expensive tickets...More

Thank Tessa V
ShakespeareBT, General Manager at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tessa Many thanks for your review; I'm delighted that you enjoyed your time in the grounds, gardens, and with the staff in the cottage. I'm sorry to hear that you felt our reception team member to be 'pushy' - all our staff are very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a solo tourist using buses it was difficult to find out how to get there, had to ask a local. Bus services are good but for visitors very little information on where they go and when. The cottage itself is small but well preserved...More

Thank regtripp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty disappointed, had a great visit around the actual cottage and then decided to get a bite to eat. The staff where friendly enough but seemed to forget about my food! I ordered a pork and stuffing roll from there menu and got a cappuccino....More

1  Thank Leah R
ShakespeareBT, Manager at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Leah R, Thank you for your recent review at Anne Hathaway's Cottage Garden Cafe. Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay you had receiving your food. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. The problem has now been resolved. I have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was sceptical when we first decided to visit and the approach through suburbs of Stratford did nothing to inspire me. We parked at the pay and display which is handily located and entered the reception. After a chat with the lady on reception we...More

Thank Cherrill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fulfilled a long term wish and visited Ann Hathaway's cottage. I wasn't disappointed. Our guide, Susan, was very knowledgeable of the history of the cottage and the Hathaway family. Great customer service at the entrance and in the souvenir shop also.

Thank Tracey M
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Lee R
5 November 2017|
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Response from Sonia U | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is ample parking.
Sarah H
14 July 2017|
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Response from JustAGoodNightsSleep | Reviewed this property |
You need to buy a ticket first. It's a National Trust property, so if you look it up on their website you'll find whether you can pay for just the gardens without the house, which is sometimes the case.
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