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Anne Hathaway's Cottage - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Cottage Ln, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, UK

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About Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage was originally a farmhouse. It was built in 1463 of cruck construction, when the building would have comprised of just three rooms. The kitchen and parlour still remain from the original medieval construction. The first Hathaway to live in the cottage was Anne’s grandfather John Hathaway, who was a tenant sheep farmer. Anne, later Shakespeare’s wife, was born in the cottage in 1556.

Attractions Near Anne Hathaway's Cottage

The Stratford Greenway
The Stratford Greenway1.39km from Anne Hathaway's Cottage

The Stratford Greenway is a wide flat pathway out in the open countryside of Stratford on Avon. Ideal for beginners, young children, and trailers.The Greenway is traffic free, but you will need to cross some minor roads along the way. As you travel the route you can spot wild plants such as walnut trees, cowslips, knapweed, wild carrot and tansy.

Hall's Croft
Hall's Croft1.6km from Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Hall's Croft is a building in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, which was owned by William Shakespeare's daughter, Susanna Hall, and her husband Dr John Hall whom she married in 1607. It is the place in Stratford that gives the best indication of how well William Shakespeare had done for himself just twelve years after leaving Stratford for London. The property includes a dramatic walled garden which contains a variety of plant life that John Hall may have used in his treatments.

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall1.63km from Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall is one of the newest visitor attractions in Stratford-upon-Avon, It was set in a complex of some of Stratford's oldest historic buildings. It was here that the playwright William Shakespeare attended school and here that he fell in love with poetry and drama. The guildhall was established as a meeting place for the Guild of the Holy Cross, a religious group of merchants in the town. It was sited adjacent to the 13th century guild chapel which was the place

Shakespeare's Birthplace
Shakespeare's Birthplace1.64km from Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Shakespeare's Birthplace is a rambling half-timbered house on Henley Street where, it is believed, playwright Wiliam Shakespeare was born and spent his childhood years. It was now home to a library, archive and museum collections which have been designated as world class. As well as caring for the largest collection of Shakespeare related material in the UK. It has been referred to as "a mecca for all lovers of literature".

The Guild Chapel
The Guild Chapel1.65km from Anne Hathaway's Cottage

The Guild Chapel of the Holy Cross, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire is a chapel of 13th century origins. Founded by the Guild of the Holy Cross before 1269. The chapel was gifted an extensive series of wall-paintings by Hugh Clopton, an earlier owner of New Place, and John Shakespeare, Shakespeare's father, undertook their defacement in the later 1500s. The paintings have recently been conserved.

Nash's House
Nash's House1.67km from Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Nash’s House is a Grade I listed building, constructed in the early 16th century. It is the house next door to the ruins and gardens of William Shakespeare's final residence, New Place. It is a grade I listed building. It is now a museum traces the history of Stratford-upon-Avon from the earliest settlers in the Avon Valley to Shakespeare's time.

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Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, and the largest town is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon and Victorian novelist George Eliot, at Nuneaton. It is a popular destination for international and domestic tourists to explore both medieval and more recent history.