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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
09:00 - 17:00
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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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Beautiful garden

A must if you're visiting Stratford Upon Avon. A classic and educational place. The guides at Anne Hathaway's family home were very friendly and enthusiastic in sharing their... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Corona, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the hop on hop off bus to Anne Hathaway's Cottage, which was located about 2 miles away from Stratford town center and there were way too many people, it was impossible to get a decent picture of the cottage. The employee only let a group of people into the cottage at a time so we had to wait... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must if you're visiting Stratford Upon Avon. A classic and educational place. The guides at Anne Hathaway's family home were very friendly and enthusiastic in sharing their stories. They gave the visit to the cottage a different feel and some of their stories could really bring us back to the Tudor era. The gardens surrounding the cottage were amazing.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a wonderful trip back in time by visiting Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens. We purchased the combined ticket which allowed us access to all five venues. The guides are excellent and happy to share info with you. Truly beautiful!

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must . You can feel the history in this building and grounds. The original parts of this building which is about 90% is excellent

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Well presented with guides providing useful information and open to questions. Excellent nearby cafe.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a truly lovely place to visit. Lovely gardens and grounds and a wonderful cottage. The staff were simply fab and lifted the experience to a very high level. They were well informed and passed on their knowledge in an engaging and friendly way. A great mix of indoor and outdoor interests. Very well presented and enjoyable

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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I brought my students for fourth time and as always liked it. Excellent place to start visiting Stratford and begin talking about Shakespeare. Then proceed to his birthplace and other sites.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit. Recommend it highly. Well set out and informative regarding the history of the house.

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Karratha, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The house was the family home of Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare. The well presented and preserved 15th C home and gardens are mostly self guided with some very helpful guides throughout to help you get the picture of the life and times. The parking is the only disappointment asking £2 for an hour minimum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had wanted to go here for years and not disappointed it was just as beautiful as I had thought.The gardens were lovely and the people at the cottage were very informative and I learnt so much.

Thank Terri B

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