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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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Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, England
+44 1789 338532
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is beautiful historical place part of the local Shakespearian infrastructure. Take a guide, lot's of very interesting information. Beautiful garden, and if you be there in September all apples are yours.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Part of the local Shakespeare industry and priced accordingly. The guide was interesting and the farmhouse was well preserved (the outside view spoilt a little with scaffolding - but this is necessary maintenance work). There wasn't much to see in the Garden, but I imagine...More

Thank cga00
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A delightful property to visit, and one containing artefacts that Shakespeare would have seen. It is fascinating to read about, and see photographs, of Mary Baker, the first custodian of the house after it was obtained by the Shakespeare Trust, and his distant relative. The...More

Thank Oo2sulliedflesh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative.staff made the effort to explain the story and explain how the house and lifestyle evolved.very well presented

Thank Alan E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely house and cottage garden, with walks available too. Helpful, knowledgable staff, who gave us a huge amount of background detail on Shakespeare and his early days. If you are intending to visit other associated properties, it's well worth buying a ticket which gives access...More

Thank Reynard999
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is included in the Multi House Pass and is well worth a visit. It is well presented giving the visitor a good overview of how houses were built 500 years ago. They are clear about which parts of the house date from the 16th...More

Thank chichick63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

such friendly helpful knowledgeable staff, lots to see even on a rainy day. gardens are huge and well laid out

Thank 929Buzz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the walk from the town centre which is well signposted. No need to bring the car. Enthusiastic staff make the experience special

Thank ColmKelly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How nicely done is this little cottage and garden area. It was very worth it to come here and the guides are more than knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Thank Heike S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming old property a 30 minute walk / 5 min drive from the town centre. It has a fascinating history and the room guides do a really great job bringing its 500+ year history to light for you. Lovely gardens, cafe, shop,...More

Thank ScenerySteve
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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
13 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
29 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