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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

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Address: Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, England
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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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Expensive but turned out to be worth the money.

After a quite 'hard-sell' at the entrance for various permutation of tickets for Shakespeare places to visit, we stuck to this one only, at £18.50 for two seniors. This is... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a quite 'hard-sell' at the entrance for various permutation of tickets for Shakespeare places to visit, we stuck to this one only, at £18.50 for two seniors. This is normally more than we would have expected, but there is no subsidy other than from ticket income, as far as we could see. And you have already paid the car... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The parking is interesting and worth it to visit in March as the weather is great and the crowds bearable. Great piece of history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Initially viewed as expensive but understandable given it's historic interest. However you can secure discounts by buying a multi ticket for other Shakespeare related venues around Stratford and ticket last 12 months which offers better value overall. Quaint place with an age range of items on show.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best part of the Shakespeare experience ticket. The rooms have been well known appointed to the period.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Building and grounds are authentic and original. Docents on hand to explain history of the families who lived here though the ages

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful sunny day for our visit, and it was glorious. The staff were so friendly and informative. Fortunately we missed the tourist buses and had the place to ourselves, arriving at about 13.30.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think of all the attractions that Stratford has to offer that Anne Hathaway's footage is right up there amongst the best. Informative staff, wonderfully preserved building and thoroughly enjoyable and informative visit. Thank you to everyone!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful staff that helped to provide an informative and relaxing visit to this historic cottage that I recommend that anyone visiting the area should visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time to the cottage. the staff are excellent and very informative. It is well worth buying the pass for all the sites as this does save both time and money

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Stratford several times and never done the houses as, whilst looking amazing from the outside was never sure there would be much on the inside. But I was wrong, so worth the visit. We did the 4 town houses, bought together online for £20.50 and had a whole day of culture, art, stories and history for it... More 

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ShakespeareBT, Manager at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, responded to this review

Alison - Thank you for your lovely review; I'm delighted that you enjoyed your experiences of our guides, the new visitor route and our freshly re-interpreted cottage interiors, as well as our wonderful gardens -they will become even more beautiful now that spring is upon us and summer looms ever closer, so come back and see us again - your... More 

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