Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Gardens
Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Shakespeare Aloud! at Shakespeare's Birt

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Visit this beautiful twelve-roomed farmhouse where Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare, lived as a child in the village of Shottery in Warwickshire.

Your group can take a step back in time to 1463 when John Hathaway, Anne’s grandfather, built this picturesque farmhouse in Shottery, one and a half miles from the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon. Anne, who married literary genius William Shakespeare in 1582, was born in the cottage is 1556, one of 13 generations to reside there before the last relative departed in 1911. 

This ‘cruck’ constructed property now sits in 9 acres of cottage garden and heritage orchards, and continues to be a place of literary pilgrimage to a global audience, as it has been since the late 18th Century. It was purchased from Anne’s decendents by the Trustees of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust who preserve this extraordinary slice of literary heritage. 

After your tour, which should take about an hour, take your coach* into Stratford-upon-Avon where you will enjoy a two course lunch.

You then meet your Blue Badge Guide who will take you on a fascinating half day walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon.  

One free place after 30 paying passengers

*You will require a coach transfer to Stratford. Coach travel not included. 

Groups 25+  £35.00pp
11:00 Arrive at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage for self-guided tour of Cottage, grounds and gardens
12:30 Two course lunch in Stratford-upon-Avon (10 minute coach transfer*)
14:00 Your Blue Badge Guide will meet you at the restaurant to begin your walking tour of Stratford
Departure time flexible

*Coach travel not included

“Brilliant. Our favourite Shakespeare house. The guides in the house are all excellent, giving a huge amount of fascinating information about the Hathaway and Shakespeare families.”

“If you only have time to see one thing in Stratford, I recommend choosing this.”