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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, England
+44 1789 338532
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All reviews woodland walk anne hathaway's cottage hathaway family thatched roof lavender maze 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so impressed by this visit .What an amazing house this is .Excellent guides and there is a real feel for the history here. A good cafe across the road and the house shop is worth sometime. .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lorenzo01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strolled through the gardens and explored the cottage. The docents were very helpful and knowledgeable describing daily life. If you are a Shakespeare buff, this farmhouse, which was Anne Hathaway's childhood home, is a nice way to spend some time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 757scf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit, we walked from Stratford, about one mile each way. The staff were very well informed and made the visit interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barbieonholiday
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought the whole story ticket and stopped into the cottage on our way into Stratford. It was really interesting and the gardens are beautiful, we will be returning in the summer so that we can spend more time in the grounds

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FarmersDonandStu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting and informative and historical venue. Well worth the visit to see life 400 years ago. It is well set up with an interaction with Ann Hathaway herself who looked great for somebody 420 years old!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I walked in Will's footsteps. Actually stood where he stood. The guides brought it to life. Blown away by our wonderful history - again.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MrTebes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a real step back in time, being able to actually go in the rooms and touch the things in there is a welcome change to some places, the guides are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about this place, a good few hours well spent.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice cottage with real charachter - the grounds would probably be nice in the summer, but in the winter just cold and a bit uninteresting - worth a visit, BUT - be aware parking is separate and charged for separately (does not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Earlystock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the places we saw in Stratford-upon-Avon were very nice and this was no exception but for the price it was a bit steep. Would recommend you go see for yourselves as my wife3njoyed far more than I did. It’s right in the centre of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately when we visited it was raining so we couldn’t do the woodland walk because it would have been rather muddy but apart from that was a great Visit! As you go in to the first room we had a lady called Alison tell us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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 WNContheroadagain | Reviewed this property |
You access the gardens after paying for a ticket.
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