Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Visit the centuries-old family home of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife, where new love bloomed. Savour the rural beauty of the place where Shakespeare’s wife grew up and lived for many years. Prepare to be captivated by stories handed down from generation to generation - and now from our guides to you. A lot happened in the 400 years this cottage was home to the Hathaways. Retreat into nine acres of gardens, orchards and woodland. Enjoy breathtaking seasonal transformations, and treat yourself to a delicious light bite in the cafe whatever the time of year.
What makes it special
- The home of Shakespeare's wife
- Picturesque house and gardens
- Near to Stratford-upon-Avon
Open Monday to Sunday all year round. Opening hours vary by season so please check our website for the most up to date information: www.shakespeare.org.uk
Other things to do nearby
Admire stunning period interiors in the house built for the next generation: Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, physician John Hall.
Take time to explore Shakespeare’s childhood world, right where it all began. Explore Shakespeare’s childhood world where he was born and grew up. Hear tales of his life from our costumed guides.
Be inspired at the site that was Shakespeare’s family home for 19 years, and uncover the fascinating story of the house that is no longer there.
On his mother’s Tudor farm, experience the country life Shakespeare and Mary Arden herself would have known.
Stride out on foot to discover this beautiful, vibrant town.
The splendid 12th land and 16th century house and gardens include a formal parterre, woodland walk and parkland inspired by 'Capability' Brown in the 18th century. Visit the National Trust website
Still waiting for your Hogwarts letter? Don’t worry, you can experience the next best thing at King’s Cross station.
The iconic guideframe of Gasholder No 8 frames the new park at King's Cross.
London Wildlife Trust’s flagship reserve, it hosts pond-dipping and nature-watching sessions for children and its wood-cabin visitor centre is used by the Wildlife Watch Club (re-opens 2020)