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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, England
+44 1789 338532
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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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Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, England
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"anne hathaway's cottage"
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"woodland walk"
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"hathaway family"
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"thatched roof"
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"lavender maze"
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"across the road"
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"gardens are lovely"
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"full bloom"
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"hop on hop off bus"
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"knowledgeable staff"
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"worth a visit"
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"step back in time"
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"the kitchen"
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"shakespeare properties"
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"town centre"
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"interesting house"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely place, great day with all the history. A lot to see and to find out finish up with a cup of tea across the road.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The cottage was very realistic and informative the staff was excellent and had a great deal of knowledge to share highly recommend this National Trust facility

Thank Marvin R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well they say it’s Anne Hathaway’s Cottage - and it probably was but just how much is authentic. The building andromeda arts of the collection are fascinating but such s lot has been homogenised and the marketing crowd have got their teeth into every aspect.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cottage is gorgeous, the flowers overwhelming beautiful and if you use your imagination you can picture her there with Shakespeare’s enjoying.s Walk through the garden

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Reviewed 1 week ago

as queues were so long to obtain tickets at desk, we did not bother to go in and we had limited time on coach trip, just looked around the outside could not even look at gift shop as that was after the ticket desk.

Thank rugbylynn
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to have a good guide with us who explained a lot that we did not know about and this was very interesting a must do

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This should really be Hathaway's Cottage as Cooks Cottage was his parents and not his like this one was her parents and not hers. It is remarkable that it is still in such good condition considering it is over 500 years old.

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is super pretty and worth a walk. The guide (unfortunately I have forgotten his name) was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history that he wouldn't be out of place as a professor in history class; we enjoyed his talks so much that...More

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good visit, full of lots to do and a very interesting house lovely woodland walk, lots of history

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly my visit here was shorter than I would have liked but time wasn't something I had a lot of. Of all of the Shakespeare attractions, this was the one I really wanted to see & I am so glad that I did. The cottage...More

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Lee R
November 5, 2017|
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Response from Sonia U | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is ample parking.
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Sarah H
July 13, 2017|
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Response from WNContheroadagain | Reviewed this property |
You access the gardens after paying for a ticket.
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diane w
June 29, 2017|
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Response from bobblehead35 | Reviewed this property |
i think it would be very difficult to go round in a wheelchair and not worth it as you cant see the upstairs of the house the garden is also difficult to get round in a chair
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