Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Fantasic For Families

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the family home of Shakespeare’s bride-to-be, is the most romantic of the Shakespeare houses. The pretty thatched farmhouse with its stunning grounds and gardens, overflow with fragrant blooms and traditional shrubs during summer months.

The location where William courted his future bride is in Shottery, a hamlet within the parish of Stratford-upon-Avon. Just over one mile from the town centre, it can be easily accessed via a pleasant, well sign-posted footpath.

See for yourself the many original items of family furniture, including the Hathaway Bed, dating from Anne’s time and take in the beauty and tranquility of the charming cottage gardens.

Explore this 600-year old cottage and some of its original family furniture, including the Hathaway four-poster bed and the courting settle.

Enjoy nine acres of beautiful cottage gardens and heritage orchards, woodland walks and sculpture trail.

Find us at...

  • Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
  • Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
  • Cottage Lane
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • CV37 9HH

Our Events

  • 1940’s Tea Party for RAF 100

    1940’s Tea Party for RAF 100

    02 June 2018

    People have visited Anne Hathaway’s Cottage for hundreds of years including during WW2, when lots of British and American soldiers and pilots visited the cottage with their sweethearts. To celeb...

    Age Friendly
  • Ladybird Release Day!

    Ladybird Release Day!

    07 May 2018

    Help us create safe habitats for our plants and flying friends! Learn about the creatures that reside in the grounds of Anne Hathaway’s cottage, and have a go at releasing ladybirds. Get craft a...

    Age Friendly
  • The Big Picnic!

    The Big Picnic!

    21 July 2018

    Pack a picnic and bring the family to the annual Big Picnic celebrations at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Enjoy garden games, musical entertainment and browse the stalls filled with goods from local ...

    1 - 16 years
    Age Friendly
  • Shakes-paw

    Shakes-paw's Day!

    25 August 2018

    All paws allowed down at the Cottage! Celebrate National Dog Day in the beautiful historic gardens at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.

    1 - 16 years
    Age Friendly


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