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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, England
44-1789-204016
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: This fifteenth-century, charming thatched cottage was the childhood home of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's sweet-heart and wife.Experienced guides... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Chobham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We went to SuA for a couple of days, to see a bit of culture, and we saw plenty, we decided to come here first as we a had a few hours spare after arriving in the afternoon. We followed the signs to the cottage from the main roads. At first we thought we were in the wrong place until... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We took the open top bus tour to reach the cottage , the staff are friendly, we didn't find them that informative, as we entered they offered us a sheet of information between two people to read as you walked round, you are left to walk around then hand in your sheet when you leave.

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

WE visited this place today excellent and brilliant. I recommend buying the beer very nice also great skull cups. I found the gardens great and peaceful great day for the family

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We loved all of the Shakespeare houses associated with S-u-A. The gardens were a complete surprise, beautifully maintained. We were lucky enough to be there on a Bank holiday with lots of Shakespearean actors doing free performances. The cottage itself was a look back into the past, it helped us feel like we knew Shakespeare and his family a little.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

If walking , it is at least a 20 - 30 min walk down a path and across a park, then follow road signs.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We took the hop on/hop off bus to visit Anne Hathaway's cottage, which made it a breeze. It's set amongst a spectacular working garden which is well worth exploring. There are "experts" on site who are eager to share all the fascinating bits of history about the family and the facility. Definitely worth a visit,

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New South Wales Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

A most enjoyable and informative couple of hours. The guide at the beginning of our tour was extremely knowledgable and also entertaining. It is a beautiful spot. Yes there are narrow stairs not for everyone but that is what it was like at that time. The grounds are beautiful. There are walks to go on that are only 20 minutes... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Gardens. The tour of the cottage (which was a larger one!) was interesting and informative, but the lovely gardens were the star attraction the day we were there. We recommend a visit if you're able!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We didn't have an opportunity to go inside the cottage, but it was a charming visit to the grounds. The thatched roof of the cottage is what caught my eye first. The gardens got my attention immediately afterwards. Across the street you will find a small creek. Very pretty place all around.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A lovely cottage to look at, and nice gardens. The cottage is not suitable for wheelchair users but you can get round the gardens

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