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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

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Address: Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 338532
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Description: This fifteenth-century, charming thatched cottage was the childhood home...
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!!!!

Loved the thatched roof cottage, getting a glimpse of so many years gone by and the gardens were so impressive. I could have stayed many hours just to roam and relax among the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the thatched roof cottage, getting a glimpse of so many years gone by and the gardens were so impressive. I could have stayed many hours just to roam and relax among the beauty!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

we enjoyed touring the various homes and gardens associated with Shakespeare, the gardens are lovely in the spring and the hosts inside the houses bring history to life!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to anne hathaways cottage and went into their cafe for a drink.they had been busy and there were a few tables to clear, but not too many people in there. We walked for two lattes and they gave us a number and said they would bring them over. We waited 25 minutes for these two coffees! Very... More 

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wigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Everything was wonderful from the visit to the cottage and helpful but not obtrusive guides to the stunning gardens and grounds. Nothing to dislike

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was a lovely visit where all of the guides were very knowledgeable about the house and made the talk very interesting. A lovely garden with sculptures and a wood to walk through, if you like a longer walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We visited this beautiful cottage and it was an absolute joy to see. Wonderful gardens that you can wander round and the most fantastic Tudor cottage. As you walk round you can read all about the Shakespeare family and see exhibits centred around William Shakespeare's marriage to Anne, her family and the items, clothing, furniture etc of the time. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my visit the Ann Hathaway's cottage, it is a lovely old cottage, but did think it was rather an expensive entry fee, however the gardens were beautiful, full of spring flowers.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely house, again lots of information and a gift shop. Parking is just around the corner, just a £1 for up to 3 hours, on my review of Mary Ardens House I think I put that the cafe was across the road but it is in fact across the road from this house. The staff are on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Stunning home and grounds. Very well maintained and preserved. We bought the 5 house pass, even though we were only interested in 2, so can see that it could be overpriced. The area was very quiet and the walk was over quite quickly but still well worth a visit for the historical importance. Absolutely gorgeous setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great stories from the lovely guides, a pretty place to visit especially on a bright sunny day! You had the weather on your side!

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