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Shaws Corner, Ayot St Lawrence, near Welwyn, England

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What a great setting. Ayot St Lawrence is one of my favourite locations. I’ve been coming here... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
South Mimms, United Kingdom
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Home to George Bernard Shaw where some of the great works of English Literature were written

Lots of interesting displays in the house regarding the life and times of GBS. Very pretty gardens... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Mike T
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

What a great setting. Ayot St Lawrence is one of my favourite locations. I’ve been coming here since I was 16. It’s so peaceful and tranquil and such a lovely setting

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Lots of interesting displays in the house regarding the life and times of GBS. Very pretty gardens and you can see where he sat in the garden to write. One for adults rather than young children but a very interesting slice of literature history

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mike T
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place - the house was interesting to look round and the gardens absolutely lovely. Definitely will be visiting again. One thing to note- bacause of the nature of the house, cannot take buggies up stairs- fine carrying little ones but maybe nore...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Spent a pleasant afternoon at GBS home and garden. The guides were both pleasant and knowledgeable. The house is a time capsule from 1950, just as Shaw left it. The children (aged 10 & 12) were kept interested in the artifacts including his Oscar and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I was 17 years old when Shaw died and i heard on the radio or read in the paper that he had left the house to the National Trust and that it would be open to the public. I was a keen cyclist and lived...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank ge0f
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Shaw's corner is tucked away in side village of Ayot St Lawrence, but here is Parking and easy access Toilets are old but clean. No Team rooms and a very small shop. The House are open and airy, but we found disappointing, Shaw was not...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ducknzzz
Reviewed 25 March 2018

One of very few National Trust properties in the locality, this one is worth a visit to learn how George Bernard Shaw lived and worked. It's not very grand but it's as peaceful reminder of another era.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank KeepSmilingUK
Reviewed 3 March 2018

On a summers day there are few local places to beat this quiet corner of Hertfordshire. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity which helped one of our well known writers pen for the genrations to come.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Helen B
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We visited on a windy autumn afternoon, the roads on approach in some places were single track with passing places, so appropriate speed advisable. The Shaw's, George and Charlotte, rented the main house for fourteen years prior to buying it outright, by this time George...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Greeenmantle
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Not a grand place, very domestic home of the play-write and his wife, with large and very nice gardens. The staff were welcoming and helpful and encouraged us to picnic in the gardens. Small shop and kiosk. While you are there do not miss the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Zoe C
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Response from Jenny L | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any either & the website doesn't say. You'd have to contact NT I guess.