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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

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Address: Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, England
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+44 1789 338532
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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This fifteenth-century, charming thatched cottage was the childhood home of...

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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Charming and rustic...worth the time spent looking around!

A rustic hideaway, bringing the old bard to life and seeing him and his wife for the couple that they were...more impressive was the maintenance of the home and the very willing... read more

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Pully, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A rustic hideaway, bringing the old bard to life and seeing him and his wife for the couple that they were...more impressive was the maintenance of the home and the very willing guides around who were more than pleased to add commentary to visitors...and took pride in showing off the way of life in those days! A place to bring... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting visit, could not see everything due to high winds. What we did see was very good, staff where very knowledgable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great example of a Tudor cottage in lovely well maintained gardens. Worth a visit for those tracing the history of Shakespeare

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Hunmanby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Telling the story of Shakespeare's wife's family this is great place to visit. If you are an English Heritage member you can get a 30% discount on a year long ticket which lets you visit all the Shakespeare properties in Stratford. You can even see Shakespeare's bed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful chocolate box home, took about 20 minutes walk from the town centre on the footpath, lots of beautiful houses to see on the way. The cottage is amazing, you stand on the floor that Shakespeare stood on. Unfortunately due to strong winds, the garden was closed, on a warmer day they would have been worth the visit. Cafe over... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we visited the garden was in full bloom. The cottage was brought back to life by the volunteers telling you how life used to be. An eye opener for the younger generation.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the area for a couple of days away & had been to most of the other Shakespeare buildings in the past, so only wanted to see the cottage. Felt at £27 for a family ticket it was overpriced for what it was. I guess buying a ticket for all the properties would make it better value for money. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Anne Hathaway (Shakespeare's wife) cottage is a place full of character and history. A definite must when you visit Stratford.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This quaint little cottage is tucked away, but well sign posted. In very good condition and again as with the other local attractions and place that must be seen. Have a good walk around the gardens.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff told great storeys about the history of the place. Very well kept historical building. An excellent place to visit.

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