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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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This fifteenth-century, charming thatched cottage was the childhood home of...

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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Lovely visit, cottage really well preserved.

Really enjoyed visiting the cottage. Apart from how really well it has been preserved, the staff are incredibly knowledgeable. Would recommend it to anyone visiting Stratford.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed visiting the cottage. Apart from how really well it has been preserved, the staff are incredibly knowledgeable. Would recommend it to anyone visiting Stratford.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed out trip to Anne Hathaway's cottage. Weather wise, it wasn't a good day to see the outside interests, but the cottage itself was very interesting. The guide that was at the cottage was really informative and we really enjoyed listening to him telling us the history of the cottage,especially the history of Anne and William Shakespeare.

Thank elained459
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Given the importance of Shakespeare and that we were not far from Stratford upon avon, we decided to visit the places where the most famous author lived. The house and gardens are lovely and the staff very friendly. We enjoyed the description and the stories.

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Kings lynn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to Anne Hathaway's cottage on a very rainy February day was sufficient to stir the romance in the hardest of souls. The guides were very helpful and knowledgeable. The story of Shakespeare's courtship of Anne and the ability to see the house in its original form was good value. The cost per adult for an entrance to this... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cottage itself as been dressed with period furniture from the time of William Shakespeare and his wife Ann Hathaway, to describe things I believe could spoil it for people, we enjoyed our visit it is part of the 5 places to visit on the Shakespeare tour, nice gardens and people/guides who know lots about the cottage and its former... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think we were lucky to visit on a sunny winter's day. There were very few people which I imagine would not be true in summer. Consequently, we were able to wander around the cottage at our leisure and really soak in the atmosphere of this wonderful old building. Much larger and more impressive gardens that I expected and, as... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the history of the house and the great volunteers. Loved the beautiful gardens and how the words of Shakespeare were brought to life there. Brilliant!

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent history. lovely place to browse. The countryside is enchanting the cottage superb. Staff are very helpful and know a lot so they will always let you know the answers to your questions. Its lovely in the spring and summer. Autumn with its dapple shades and winter with nothing but the cottage to explore. 22 Cottage Lane, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides were very knowledgeable and happy to provide visitors with lots of information about the house and the family. The gardens are not at their best in winter however the house makes up for that!

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Aussie in UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This a beautiful place to walk around. The guides in the cottage are extremely knowledgeable and the gardens are beautiful.

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