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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
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"woodland walk"
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"anne hathaway's cottage"
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"hathaway family"
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"lavender maze"
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"thatched roof"
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"across the road"
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"full bloom"
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"hop on hop off bus"
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"beautiful house"
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"worth a visit"
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"step back in time"
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"knowledgeable staff"
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"shakespeare properties"
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"town centre"
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Reviewed yesterday

The gardens are substantial and reveal much about country life. The home is in wonderful condition and has period furnishings (some original).

Thank Passport92
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

550 years later, Ann Hathaway's parents farm is still standing! Walk on flag stones that William Shakespeare walked on, his chair is also here. How this building has survived is beyond comprehension. But remember Will Shakespeare was a rockstar in his day!

Thank ingridm909
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Reviewed yesterday

A short drive out of Stratford with paying car park. Extensive grounds which must be lovely in the summer. Interesting cottage with rooms laid out for different periods. Very little original features (apart from the flagstones!) of when Shakespeare stayed there.

Thank jillisaac
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cold and unwelcoming Staff in carpeted warm area.Late opening and not much hands on unlike Mary Ardens Farm. Dingy plastic meat and veg and rooms not marked or encouraging to spark interest for visitors Expensive poor experience.

Thank suedocs
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got the full story ticket and we will be back. At every property we were warmly welcomed and the staff were all knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. It was a great experience and we will definately be back.

Thank wolveplains
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely place to visit. The weather was cold but sunny when we visited so we were able to walk around the gardens, which are very peaceful. All the staff are very knowledgeable about the history of the house and the Hathaway family....More

Thank Jenny P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Anytime is good, but better high summer for the garden, if you go early or late to avoid the crowds. The house is informative as are all the staff, helpful and friendly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved this experience. The weather was awful so not many tourists about! The knowledge of the guides who shows you around was really good and the area is picturesque! Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Lindyloo502330
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant place to visit with very informative staff. Definitely recommend the multi attraction ticket as this offers the best value for money.

Thank Tilly490
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly we didnt have much time left in our 1 day visit when we arrived here, felt cross there was a minimum charge of £2 to park, the cottage itself was lovey, great history and knowledgeable staff, full of furniture that has been in the...More

Thank Sarah D
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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.
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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.
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diane w
29 June 2017|
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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
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