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Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Anne Hathaway's Cottage -


Cottage Lane
CV37 9HH


Tel : +44 01789 204016

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Savour the history of a 500 year-old thatched cottage and relive Shakespeare’s love story where he courted his bride-to-be, Anne Hathaway.

A house with history

Relive Shakespeare’s Tudor love story where he courted Anne his bride-to-be and see original furniture, including the Hathaway bed. Uncover five centuries of stories in this picturesque cottage and 13 generations of the family who lived there.

Woodland, orchards, listed gardens

Walking nine acres of grounds, every season holds something new. From the cottage garden bursting with life in spring, to sculptures and stunning autumn colours in the orchard.

Opening Hours for 2016

Extended Summer Season 4 July– 28 August - Monday – Sunday - Open 09:00 Last Entry 17:00

Summer Season 19 March – 3 July & 29 August – 30 October - Monday – Sunday - Open 09:00 Last Entry 17:00

Winter Season 31 October – March 2017 - Monday – Sunday Open 10:00 Last Entry 16:00

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Recent News

Peter Knight scores soundtrack for Woodland Walk at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Peter Knight, the renowned violinist and composer (Steeleye Span and Gigspanner) has created an original soundtrack for the Woodland Walk at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens, the childhood home of William Shakespeare’s wife.

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posted 22/03/2013 12:00:00

New ‘Singing Tree’ at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens- - powered by Raspberry Pi and a hug

A ‘Singing Tree’ which responds to your movement and touch to create a soundscape of music and verse will be installed at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens on 19 March.

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posted 21/03/2013 17:00:00



By Road

By Road

Stratford-upon-Avon is geographically located in the historic heart of England. It is easy to reach from London, the Midlands and the North and is close to the M40, M42 and M6 motorway networks.

The town is a short drive from Junction 15 of the M40 and is well sign posted on all major routes from Coventry, Birmingham, Oxford, Banbury, Worcester and Evesham. Car parking within the town centre is plentiful.

By Public Transport

Nearest train station: Stratford-upon-Avon

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Anne Hathaway's Cottage facilities include:

  • First aid facilities
  • In countryside
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Village Location
  • Demonstrations given
  • Guided tours available for groups
  • Guided tours available for individuals
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Suitable for families
  • Delta accepted
  • Group discounts available (min group size)
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Café/restaurant
  • On site parking
  • Groups accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Toilets

Anne Hathaway's Cottage accessibility includes:

  • Clear signage throughout attraction, eg colour contrast, large letters, pictograms

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