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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, Cultural
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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.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Loved this beautiful house and gardens. The woodland walk was a bit of a waste but imagine it would be beautiful in the summer.the garden ornaments were stunning.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit, but it will be short unless you take the time to tour the gardens during warmer weather. Make sure you purchase a 2 for 1 ticket with your rail proof of purchase.

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Birmingham
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the lot!!! The Shakespeare guides are superb, knowledgeable, humorous and make history fascinating. To think the Hathaway family were fairly 'well to do' with some of the luxuries of that time, makes one realise how lucky we are now. So worth the visit with beautiful gardens, spring would be wonderful so I shall go again! And will then include... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The person who greeted us was very polite but also very friendly with the knack of telling stories which brought the life and times alive. He gave us lots of details while we were in the parlour then let us wander through the building with the provided crib notes. I look forward to going back in the summer when the... More

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Brisbane Qld Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We went here and totally loved it, its like you have stepped back in time ! of course there is an entry fee with a discount for seniors.

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Bolton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Went to Anne Hathaway's cottage in the package of the Shakespeare pass. We walked here from the town centre and was signposted so it was ok to find . Was quiet when we went but was really good to look around the house and the gardens. Well maintained ( especially the beautiful thatched roof ) and knowledge of the house.... More

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Grayslake, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

So enchanting. The gardens are exquisite. The house is very well maintained and well worthy the admission price.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The grounds are both beautiful and immaculate. Exquisitely maintained, designed and invite ful area with many photo opportunities. It is amazing to what is actually invilobedinvolved in placing a thatched roof on a building. There are now very few craftsman that can still put a thatched roof on a building. The buildings are very quaint and interesting to see and... More

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Mullaloo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Lovely very peaceful, not much else to see there but well worth a visit. Garden would be best seen in spring or summer. Great interior and beautifully furnished.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited after seeing an RSC production the night before, then going to Shakespeare's birthplace - the complete WS weekend package. Anne Hathaway's cottage is lovely - remarkably well-looked after, with lots of information about her & her family & WS's life and times. Fascinating to see the house, so much period furniture, and to realise too how much families... More

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