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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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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...more
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Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, England
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Reviewed today

Best of the 4 houses, a short presentation in the first 2 rooms and then look around at your leisure. Gardens seemed lovely and I bet they are gorgeous in the summer.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kiwichick73
Reviewed today via mobile

For tourists staying in Stratford upon Avon the cottage is in easy walking distance. It was fascinating to step back in time and walk in the footsteps of the Hathaway family and Shakespeare. It really brought history alive. To see the centuries old furniture and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank littlebrat2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited 4 houses associated with Shakespeare on our visit and this was by far the best experience! Although, the advertised 1 mile from town is surely more, it's well worth the visit. On arrival you walk through an orchard and outside area, pretty even...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank feelinghungry99
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time visiting this cottage and the gardens which are beautifully planted and maintained. We walked from Stratford which was a 30 minute brisk walk but good exercise on a spring day! The guides were very knowledgeable and really brought the history of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gramic
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took my wife for her birthday as part of a full day. The house is small and there are loads of head banging hazards so be warned duck! The house was lovely it is well staged and has the benefit of truly knowledgeable and passionate...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mrouteuk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here on the 12 feb 19 I must admit I didn’t really know anything about her but accompanied my wife what a beautiful place to see such a untouched cottage blew me away and once you’ve paid if you want to return within 12...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank seanbO8065ZP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even in winter, it is a beautiful and interesting place even the garden. We were shown inside the house and told so many historical facts. We could easily visit again if we did not live so far away.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting tour and eerily weird waking through the cottage knowing Shakespeare had courted Anne whilst she lived here. Tour guide was excellent, very passionate

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank traceyjtaylor1973
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was good to visit but with the wind the woodland walk was closed. This leads to a reasonably quick visit. To its credits the guides were friendly and informative and we left knowing a lot more about the house and family.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PhilHough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helpful and informative guides, worth the trip out of town! Enjoyable walk around the well looked after gardens.

Date of experience: February 2019
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5 November 2017|
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Response from soniau882 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is ample parking.
Sarah H
13 July 2017|
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Response from WNContheroadagain | Reviewed this property |
You access the gardens after paying for a ticket.
diane w
29 June 2017|
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