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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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+44 1789 338532
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth the visit. The realisation of the age and heritages involved makes one humble. To walk through a home that has raised many generations and was around prior to Captain Cook sailing to Australia is humbling again.

Thank Craig977
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting historical site, especially if you are a fan of Shakespeare's. There are actors quoting passages from works. Staff in costume to explain items in home and information about life at the time.

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Unless you're really into Anne, it's not a big deal. This is her childhood home; therefore, no great insights about her and Bill.More

Thank toomuchfunnow
ShakespeareBT, House Manager at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback. As well as Anne Hathaway's childhood home, the site also proudly boasts a listed garden, a woodland walk, a sculpture trail, family activities and trails and a garden cafe. All complimented by guides passion about the entire history of the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We thought that this might be a bit boring but when on the tourist trail you do these things in spite of ones perception. As it turned out it was very interesting with knowledgeable guides & a view of how hard life must have been...More

Thank Ballcock
ShakespeareBT, House Manager at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback. We are so please you enjoyed your visit to Anne Hathaway's Cottage and that we were able to surprise and delight. Please do use your annual pass to visit us again, we change our offer throughout the year, I am...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We found this place a very interesting place to visit so much history both with the Hathaway and Shakespeare families

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visitors are well informed by the volunteers. The building has been well maintained and the grounds are well kept.

Thank ColinRS0346
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I just couldn't pass up an opportunity to visit the house of his wife's family. The thatched roof was interesting and much thicker than I imagined. Although the original building had apparently been extended by its owners, it provides a good insight into the living...More

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location, lovely gardens and a peep in to the past in the house. The bonus as well is that tickets are valid for 12 months from date of purchase

Thank mycotswoldlad
Reviewed 1 week ago

the tour bus takes you to all well know places around stratford and is a easy way to see things and talking about anne hathaways cottage it was authentic and has it was years ago and well worth the visit

Thank balawaya
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely cottage and gardens. Everything is set out to show how the people lived through the times that the Hathaways lived there. The staff are friendly and informative. A lovely interesting visit. If you buy a ticket for all five of the Shakespeare locations it's...More

Thank Jojos417
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Are dogs allowed at anne hathaways?
7 May 2017|
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Response from ShakespeareBT | Property representative |
Yes they are, on a lead - everywhere except inside the cottage itself unless they are an assistance dog
We are going to be staying in Stratford on a Saturday night in May. We have booked tickets to a play at the Shakespeare Theatre in the evening and would like to visit a few of the Shakespeare properties on the Saturday and Sunday. Does buying the house passes online save you any time during your visits? If you buy the house passes do you have to book entrance times and can you avoid any queues? Thank you.
4 March 2017|
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Response from Ceri S | Reviewed this property |
The pass is great and well worth it. You don't need to pre book, you just walk in and they scan the ticket. Great value as you see all 4 properties