Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Hertfordshire  /  St. Albans  /  Historic Sites  /  Shaw's Corner

Shaw's Corner, St. Albans

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
Shaw's Corner is located in St. Albans. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Shaw's Corner by using our St. Albans itinerary planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • We joined the national trust and this was our first place to visit, the guide was very informative, the house was interesting, the grounds also, worth a visit, nice in the summer to sit in the grounds...  read more »
  • First visit. I like houses that you can imagine someone living in and this was good. Good views from house over countryside and the garden is pretty. No tea shop and a very small gift shop. You have t...  read more »
  • I like this place. Nice sturdy house, in a huge garden... it evokes a period, an atmosphere. It would have been a cosy home, I reckon, somewhere to enjoy reading while the clock ticked, taking afterno...  read more »
  • If you are a fan of George Bernard Shaw, this is a must-see. Shaw and his wife lived and worked here for decades. The gardens are charming and contain Shaw's "writing shed". The house is much as he left it but several rooms have been made into display areas, showing his Oscar, his Nobel prize for literature and paintings and sculptures os Shaw. It's a little remote but we'll worth the drive. The staff in the house and gardens were volunteers and they were excellent; so knowledgeable and friendly.
  • Nice for an afternoon out. Very quiet and peaceful
  • Great little place, don't arrive before 11 as gates are shut and it is has to find somewhere to wait, as the country lanes around are narrow.
  • A very interesting place in a beautiful area between Welwyn Garde City and Luton. You'll get a time travel to the first half on the 20th century and essential insights into the mind of a great writer and thinker. Highly recommended!
  • Lovely garden and intimate atmosphere. The house is decorated as Shaw left it in 1950. It's a cosy house and the room to explore it yourself allows you to explore Shaw from a different angle than his literature. Highlight is Shaws study room which speaks volumes (and contains many too!)
Nearby Attractions