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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
Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, England
+44 1789 338532
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage defines charm. The home is cozy. The condition is astounding. But, the garden is a lovely, calming stop along the tour route. Rest here. Take your time and soak up the sunshine amongst the daisies!

Thank travelingBard23
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a quaint little area.Had some time to roam around.L We took a few pictures here as it is the house of Anne Hathaway..

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find and good parking, having to pay for 3 hours is a bit excessive as it's not a huge place. Very interesting and friendly staff. Not crowded when I went but I can see it would be difficult when full. I was able...More

Thank Chrisgale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is the cottage adorable and so historic, but if you have the chance and you're there in the fall, there are apples EVERYWHERE. Heirloom apple varieties . . . and (I can't tell you how I know this) . . . but they're...More

Thank Jernae K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a MUST if you are interested in Shakespeare and the history around him and his family. Not only do you go inside the house but a nice garden and wooded area where you can walk your dogs on the lead.

Thank nbyrne2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into Anne Hathaway’s cottage on our way home from our 2 night stay in Stratford upon Avon. Beautiful setting , very friendly informative staff . A definite must

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if this were not the home of Shakespeare's future wife, this house would be interesting as it is so old and so much is so intact. The staff really help you to understand what you are looking at as well. The gardens are also...More

Thank Red_Bus_Zeal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here after Shakespeare’s birthplace it is a beautiful place to be, very calming and interesting to hear about the happenings over hundreds of years. Surprised to find out that it wasn’t Wills that was the catch in the marriage but Anne. We were...More

1  Thank lindkaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our fault for coming in winter, the garden was covered with snow, sleet and quite slippery. John, the guide in the first room/ entrance of the cottage was very informative, we were interrupted by a group of very loud banging tourists from Cxxna who said...More

Thank hs8733
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in December and had a wander around the cottage lower floor only as upstairs is not suitable for disabled visitors lots of steps and steep stairs. The guide was exuberant and talked to us for over 20minutes which was unnecessary... the ticketing system...More

Thank Bee H
ShakespeareBT, General Manager at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bee H Many thanks for your review. I’m delighted that you found us to be a lovely location to visit and that you have enjoyed our gardens and grounds so much. I was sorry to hear however that you thought us to be expensive...More

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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.
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.
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