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Shaw's Corner, St. Albans

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  • Take care driving here as the lanes are very narrow. There is only limited space in the car park too, though the staff are very adept at helping you. The National Trust staff/volunteers are pleasant a...  more »
  • Shaw's Corner, in the tiny village of Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, was the country home of playwright George Bernard Shaw. The house and gardens are now owned by the National Trust, so entry is f...  more »
  • As a playwright old George had the knack Cos' he wrote his plays in the shack Its a long way to go And the roads are quite slow I'm not sure we'll ever go back  more »
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  • Visited on a beautifully sunny day with my 2 youngest children (5 & 7). Venue is a surprising insight into a fascinating man. The staff clearly try really hard to keep everything as authentic as possible, which they do quite successfully. However, this also means that signs are at a minimum and although they were very knowledgeable, I found the opportunities to ask one of the guides was very much dependant on how many other visitors wanted to ask questions at the same time. That would be my only gripe though. We're very likely to go back in the future and would certainly recommend it as a very well preserved insight into years gone by and to the life of George Bernard Shaw.
  • Shaw's corner is gorgeous. Beautiful home, stunning grounds.. and all of this a stones throw away from home, and the link to the playwright is perfect.
  • Lovely, quiet spot, not very busy even on a Saturday in August. This property has a small house, varied gardens and an unusual rotating shed (shed can be moved round by hand). Friendly staff, altogether well worth a visit for a morning or afternoon.
  • Excellent if you are into GBS. Interesting garden too. A fair about of background information available, but sadly a lot of it has been dumbed-down, as is sadly typical today. House has disabled access, but the practical realities of the Building mean this is incomplete and imperfect, but someone in accordance wheelchair would still be able to have a good visit.
  • It was interesting to look around. The gardens were beautiful and the house was kept in its original state. The guides were very helpful. A good place for a quick visit.

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