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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Closes in 24 min: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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 staff shakespeare properties town centre sunny day entrance fee lovely place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank James R
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Earlystock
Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank emilyf1997
Reviewed 5 days ago

A pleasent couple of hours. Worth seeing. Can go on the tourist bus, so you see, and get to know more.

Thank dmimrsmith
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the house, furnishings and staff were all very interesting and the full story ticket which gives access to all of the sites for a year is well worth the money. we hope to visit again next year.

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful location. The home is extremely well maintained but a tad difficult to navigate for elder visitors. (stairs and tight spaces) I took MANY phenomenal photos for my scrapbook here. Rich with history, vibrant colors for photographers, good time for tourist and an appropriately...More

Thank wonderwheeler01
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the house tour. The house itself is in very good shape, well presented from both the outside and inside. The docents or guides that were at the house made for a very enjoyable experience. The fact that it was not crowded the...More

Thank Alan4B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cost of going in was ridiculous with no concessions. Everything geared towards the foreign tourists who were offered group discounts. Not very exciting and the gardens were drab at this time of the year. Leave it for the summer!!More

Thank Michael M
ShakespeareBT, General Manager at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Michael - Thank you for your review The cost of our 'full story ticket' which covers admission not just to the Cottage, but to Shakespeare's Birthplace, New Place, Hall's Croft and Mary Arden's Farm too, works out at less than £5 per house; includes...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Anne Hathaway's cottage while in Stratford-Upon-Avon using a ticket that allows you to visit all of the Shakespere properties in and around Stratford. Great value for money! Interesting guided tour, staff very pleasant and knowledgeable. A must do if in Stratford.

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November 5, 2017|
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Response from Sonia U | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is ample parking.
Sarah H
July 13, 2017|
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Response from WNContheroadagain | Reviewed this property |
You access the gardens after paying for a ticket.
diane w
June 29, 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