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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, England
44-1789-204016
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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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Poole united kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Loved everything about the visit and ended it by going across the road and having refreshments at the new cafe/restaurant.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A beautiful cottage and gardens best visited when the flowers are in bloom. There is a very good gift shop on site and a tea shop nearby. The staff are very knowledgable and helpful. The best way to visit is on the red bus where you can buy a ticket for one or more of the Shakespeare properties. We did... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

An excellent tour enhanced by some excellent information given by friendly staff who were on hand to give that additional touch .

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely little visit here a couple of weekends ago. We did 3 Shakespeare houses and this was our favourite by far. Take your time to walk around the gardens too. Nice little gift shop is available at the end. We used the Red bus tours to visit the houses.

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manchester
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a beautiful cottage and gardens. The staff were very knowledgable. There is a parking fee which I did not think you should have to pay when you had also bought a ticket for all the attractions.

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Wootton Bassett
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Whilst it is rather pricey it is worth a visit and best to buy the ticket that allows you to visit five properties in the area and can be used again within 12 months. Although the cottage isn't huge, it is a cottage after all, there are a variety of rooms and some interesting history told by the staff. The... More

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My friend and I had come for a weekend of sightseeing and started here. It was a lovely cottage and gardens however I did not feel £9.50 per person was acceptable for this. I'am a member of English Heritage and asked the lady at the ticket office if it entitled me to a discount. Apparently this expired on 31st March!... More

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Thanks for leaving a review of your visit to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens. I’m sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations and particularly disappointed that your experience with our Front of House and Guiding teams was not not up to our usual high standards. I'd like to apologise for this and to assure you that... More

Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very friendly staff, and a beautiful cottage. The lady who gave the introductory talk was informative and knew the answers to all our questions!

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sheringham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If I had young children, I would say fantastic but for adults it's a little underwhelming - nothing but animals and an empty house.

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Linslade, Beds.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We spent a very pleasant morning here at Anne Hathaway's Cottage. We had a guided tour of the house by a very informative young lady. Then ambled around the gardens and did the walk through the woods. All very peaceful and relaxing. Thoroughly recommend this attraction in Stratford Upon Avon.

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