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Shaw's Corner, St. Albans

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  • We went here as a family, 2 adults, one teenager and one 8 year old boy. We listened to a guide who spoke nicely but too quiet about th place. We loved the house and the garden. All was so perfect kep...  more »
  • Really interesti g seeing shaws house and beautiful gardens. Particularly lived his little writing shed.  more »
  • We had a lovely afternoon at Shaw's Corner starting with a picnic in the garden. We then had a 15 minute talk from one of the volunteers which told us the basics about George Bernard Shaw's life befor...  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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