Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

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 share tales about the Hathaway family who lived here from the mid-1500s to the early 1900s. There are nine acres of gardens and grounds to explore including 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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Janet M
2 contributions
May 2022
Fantastic staff, beautiful garden, lovely old house. A shop. Bee hives. Sculpture walk through woodland. Birdsong and peace
Written 9 May 2022
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SianH
Liverpool, UK74 contributions
May 2022
Think we got more out of visiting here than Shakespeare’s birthplace. So much historical information from the brilliant volunteer guides, really painted a vivid picture Such a beautiful, tranquil setting as well. Utterly spellbinding.
Written 5 May 2022
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TonyWanderer
West Sussex, UK44 contributions
Apr 2022
We enjoyed our visit and the staff were helpful. The cottage was very interesting and the guides provided informative explanations. However, the refreshment shed wasn’t that wonderful and the shop was typically pricy for this type of establishment. Value for money is questionable at £13 for concessions + extra if you wish to contribute to Gift Aid. The lady on the payment desk was unable to explain the Gift Aid aspect of the charge.
Written 3 May 2022
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Simone_hammy_bunny
England191 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Although out of town, you can get to the cottage via the hop on and off bus. You can walk from town centre but it's a good 30-45 mins walk. lots of artefacts to see. Volunteers are knowledgeable and friendly
Written 24 April 2022
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Mike Brennan
7 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
If you're on a Shakespeare tour then this house has to be on your list, it's a beautiful home, nestled in a little corner of paradise.

The tour guides were on point with their knowledge and were very approachable.

Some say it's expensive but you're helping keeping alive the history of the Hathaway's and Shakespeare's, so it's worth it.

Written 19 April 2022
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penguin1963
Rhyl, UK80 contributions
Apr 2022
Volunteers excellent.
The gardens were lovely and the house an experience and way to discover what it would have been like to live way back when - glad I live now though. A short way out of town but none the less worth a visit.
Written 19 April 2022
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kathy b
Ashby de la Zouch, UK3,903 contributions
Apr 2022
Sorry but after reading the reviews about the cost we didn`t go inside. We did appreciate what a beautiful house it is and glad it`s kept in good condition. The garden was very beautiful. I just needed to see the house as I`ve just finished reading Hamnet by Graham Swift which tells the story of Ann Hatherway`s life. A great book by the way. The access up the residential roads is a bit of a nightmare so i wouldn`t go at busy times.
Written 19 April 2022
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georgehs2015
Rushden, UK6 contributions
Apr 2022
Very interesting with informative guides, A little expensive at £13 per head with no reductions for senior citizens
Written 18 April 2022
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Elodie
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK219 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
I visited on Easter Sunday and had a relaxing walk around the gardens in the sunshine! The tulips all looked fabulous in bloom! There was also a trail of A boards with questions, clues and facts about animals in Tudor times, so you can enjoy a leisurely walk whilst learning something new! I had a lovely chat with some of the members of staff - Zack, Esme, Deborah & Sue - who were all very welcoming and eager to help.
Written 18 April 2022
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Davidmrm
Slough, UK41 contributions
Apr 2022
Let's be honest you want to see the house, but it takes no more than 15 minutes to take in all it has to offer.

There is no indication of price until your deep inside the main entrance, the nice woman points at the 10ft wide map on the wall which gives an impression of a huge property to explore.

With no concessions for OAP's its £15 per ticket if you gift aid. its £8 more to visit Warwick Castle if pre booked and that's a full day event.

Beautiful garden and interesting house but way to expensive.to see 7 rooms of how it might have looked with non-original furniture in 6 of them.

There are beautiful gardens to be found that are free so do

Staff on site were very friendly and polite with a good knowledge of the house. As is to be expected, the stairs were extremely narrow and definitely not suitable for those with disabilities/mobility issues.

I appreciate this is history its only worth a few pounds.
Written 5 April 2022
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