Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Discover where the young William Shakespeare courted his future bride Anne Hathaway at her picturesque family home.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage is a thatched farmhouse containing many original items of family furniture, including the Hathaway Bed. It is nestled within stunning grounds and gardens, overflowing with fragrant blooms and traditional shrubs.

The cottage is in the hamlet of Shottery, which is just over one mile from the town centre and can be accessed via a pleasant, well sign-posted footpath.

Highlights at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
Explore the realities of trying to find a husband or a wife in our new Tudor Courtship exhibition.

Seek out our remarkable giant willow creations around the cottage gardens.

Relax in our Cottage Garden Cafe, offering a range of hot and cold meals and refreshments (open from 10am).

Children's Activities
Be sure to look out for the latest puzzles, quizzes and trails to help bring your visit to life!

Seasonal trails run around the cottage and grounds through out the year.

Family Architecture Detectives. Can you guess what the quirky architectural oddities are around the cottage? Work as a family to figure out what our oddities were, and what they would have been used for.

Object Mystery Eye Spy. Use the picture clues and match up the photograph with the object around the cottage. You will have to look high and low to match them up.

During the spring and summer:

Explore our butterfly trail, with specially created conservation borders designed to attract a broad variety of butterflies. Stroll along our beautiful sweet pea trail, at its best in the height of summer, and enjoy a riot of colour and scent.

See a map of the cottage gardens.

Fancy a Walk? Download the route of how to get to here from the town centre.

Want to see more? Take an online tour of the parlour and the bedrooms at Anne Hathaway's Cottage.

Tickets and location
Save on tickets with the Shakespeare Five House Pass; including entry to all of Shakespeare’s family homes and Shakespeare’s final resting place at Holy Trinity Church.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens can be reached via a pleasant 1.3 mile walk from the town centre. The postcode reference for sat nav is CV37 9HH.

Dogs are welcome in the gardens at Anne Hathaway's Cottage, provided they are accompanied and on a lead.

22 Cottage Lane,
CV37 9HH
Tel: 01789 338532


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