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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Open today: 09:00 - 16:30
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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 full bloom gardens are lovely hop on hop off bus worth a visit step back in time knowledgeable staff the kitchen shakespeare properties interesting house town centre sunny day
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great place to visit, the staff had a great knowledge of the site. We had great weather so was able to walk around the gardens. Then visit to the gift shop and cream tea in the tea room across the road.

Thank blackiw29
Reviewed today via mobile

We only visited this house (having read skeptical reviews of the others) and were so glad we did - really felt we gained something new that we hadn't known before/seen around town. The guides are so helpful and chatty - we stayed for about 2...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Why would you not visit if you are a tourist in Stratford upon Avon? We visited as part of the Full Story ticket bundle! Great savings on individual ticket prices!

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our last stop on a busy day of visiting Shakespearean sites in Stratford. We may have expected to have seen enough by this time but we felt that Anne Hathaway's cottage was the best of the bunch. It is charmingly furnished and decorated...More

Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place. Credit to the ladies working there, they all had such good knowledge of the house and the family. All spoke with real passion and made you feel welcome. Well worth a visit, even if your not a Shakespeare fan!

Thank jen01_xxx
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely cottage, a must-see place in Stradford upon Avon. If you buy full ticket from Shakespeare birtplace, it is free to visit. It is a bit far from the centre, around 20min walking but the neighbourhood is really nice as well. There...More

Thank vildannbayram
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A short walk from Stratford (20 mins max on the flat) and well worth the visit. Well preserved cottages with beautiful garden and walls. Very friendly and informative staff. Thank you!

Thank YorkMax
Reviewed 1 week ago

A picturesque thatched cottage that was enlarged by Anne Hathaway’s brother in the 17th century to its current size. The gardens contain many pretty flowers, as well as herbs, fruit and vegetables. The interior of the house is staffed by knowledgeable guides who were available...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant place to visit lots to see and very enthusiastic guides made it all the more interesting Lovely gardens and impressive sculpture garden

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cottage is a joy to behold, a wonderful place, so worth a visit. The cafe was quite poor but the rest of the trip was delightful!

Thank Steve N
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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