Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon

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Garden Historic Site
Set among extensive gardens, Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens is located only 1.6 km (1 mi) from Shakespeare's birthplace. The house was passed down through the Hathaway family until 1846, but the family still lived there as tenants in 1892 when the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust acquired the property. Inside you'll see spacious rooms that have been redecorated to resemble what they may have looked like during the life of Anne Hathaway, William Shakespeare's wife. In the gardens, you'll find modern sculptures depicting Anne and Shakespeare's sad story. Save money by buying your tickets in a package that includes entry to all the Shakespeare sites in the area. Wear good walking shoes and consider walking between each site to enjoy the surrounding countryside. Use our Stratford-upon-Avon itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens and other attractions in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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  • What a beautiful setting, so well cared for. The guided tour around the house was excellent and we loved the feeling of going back in time.  more »
  • The chocolate box cottage where Shakeaspears wife lived before her marriage, although it is very likely it wasn't so pretty in her time. The staff are very knowledgeable and one of our party was unabl...  more »
  • Enjoyed the gardens very much. Particularly the willow structures and the Shakespeare Sonnets. Also enjoyed the cottage garden and the main cottage. Wish i had stood inside the Yew Tree Circle.. don't...  more »
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  • Beautiful thatched cottage with parts dating back 550+ years! Lived in by the Hathaway family for many generations. Opened to the public in early 20th Century (about 1911?)
  • Great place to spend a few hours in the sunshine. Beautiful house and Gardens. With so much history.
  • Great place of visit! Lovely cottage which was Shakespear's wife's former childhood home. Must visit! Only a mile from the town. Delightful garden.
  • Buy the combined ticket. If available, get a guided tour. Then after enjoy the gardens and listen to the sonnets.
  • Lovely gardens..agreat peace of our history..well worth avisit.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, has a wealth of hotels, guesthouses, country inns, and self-catering apartments. For big-name hotels, look no farther than the historical town center, where most of the area's big attractions are located. Stratford is also famous for its range of comfortable B&Bs, conveniently located in and around this compact town. If you're looking for something a little closer to nature and prefer the open air, consider exploring family-run hostels and working farms in the nearby countryside.
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