Anne Hathaway's Cottage

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Anne Hathaway's Cottage: Our most recommended tours and activities

Shakespeare's Story Tickets

1. Shakespeare's Story Tickets

Discover the people and places that shaped William Shakespeare, the ordinary boy from Stratford-upon-Avon who went on to do extraordinary things. Walk in the footsteps of Shakespeare at the house where he was born. Hear captivating tales from the costumed guides, see live performances by the resident acting troupe, Shakespeare Aloud! and access the Famous Beyond Words exhibition. Relive the Tudor love story between Shakespeare and his bride-to-be at the 600-year old Anne Hathaway's Cottage. See original family furniture, including the four-poster bed and courting couch. Stroll the cottage gardens, heritage orchards and woodland walks. Visit the newest attraction on the Shakespeare trail at New Place, the site where his family home once stood. Meet the man behind the works in a fascinating new exhibition! Discover beautiful gardens and specially-commissioned artworks. Visit the Famous Beyond Words exhibition and don't miss Shakespeare's Second Folio. Explore his father's reputable trade in the glovemaker's workshop. Don’t miss the Giant Wallbook of Shakespeare’s plays brought to life in the order he wrote them.

Warwickshire: Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass

2. Warwickshire: Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass

Choose a pass valid for 1, 2, or 3 days. Benefit from free entry to 10 attractions, tours, and museums. Visit Shakespeare’s Schoolroom to see where he first put quill to paper, immersing yourself in a world of literary wonder. Enjoy the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world’s most spectacular and colorful butterflies flying all around at Stratford Butterfly Farm. You can see them feeding and flying in a wonderful tropical environment. Enjoy spectacular re-enactments at Warwick Castle and Knights Village. Walk along the ramparts of some of the oldest medieval ruins in England at Kenilworth Castle. Cruise the Avon River, and enjoy the breeze and river sounds. Then, explore the grounds of Stoneleigh Abbey. Visit the British Motor Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars. Discover a hidden Victorian Garden at Hill Close Gardens. Explore the crazy world of the MAD Museum, which is a hands-on experience for kids. Spend the afternoon learning about the juniper berry at Shakespeare Distillery, with a guided gin distillery tour.

From Oxford: Cotswolds and Shakespeare Full-Day Tour

3. From Oxford: Cotswolds and Shakespeare Full-Day Tour

See the natural beauty of the North Cotswolds and historic Stratford-upon-Avon on a full-day tour from Oxford. Make several stops in quaint Cotswolds villages and learn about the birthplace of Shakespeare. Head west from medieval Oxford and your first stop will be the old market town of Burford. Explore the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’ and stop for a refreshment. From there you’ll be taken on a scenic drive through some of the old quarrying villages of the Cotswolds until you arrive at Bourton-on-the-Water. Wander along the pretty riverside with its historic stone bridges and browse some of the country shops and cafes. Next, after crossing some rolling hills you’ll reach the charming old market town of Chipping Campden. Visit the old market hall and perhaps stop for lunch in a local pub or restaurant. Finally, follow a route that takes you past more breathtaking views until you reach Stratford-upon-Avon. Here you’ll receive a tour of Shakespeare’s hometown, where you’ll see picturesque timber-framed houses, the famous Shakespeare theaters, the River Avon, and Shakespeare’s birthplace.   After Stratford, head back to the Cotswolds via Shottery, where you’ll see the enchanting Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Return to Oxford via the market town of Shipston, the idyllic village of Great Tew, and Blenheim Palace (birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill).

From Brighton: Stratford-upon-Avon & the Cotswolds Day Trip

4. From Brighton: Stratford-upon-Avon & the Cotswolds Day Trip

Enjoy a scenic drive through the Cotswolds before arriving in the charming village of Bourton-on-the-water. You will have some free time here to relax in the "Venice of the Cotswolds". You will then continue your journey from The Cotswolds prettiest village, to one of England's most beautiful houses, for a photostop at Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Your guided walking tour of the medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, includes the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare, the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatre, and other important sights connected with the great writer. There will be plenty of free time for you to visit Stratford's museums and other attractions.

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What people are saying about Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 44 reviews

The guide at New Place was fantastic. His actual birth place was way too busy. Limiting amount of people that are allowed at any one time would help tremendously.

Excellent value.

Value for money and ease of entry to the properties was invaluable. Had we been staying longer we would have benefited from the 5 house pass.

It works really well as there were 6 and it made it so much easier booking it and beating the queues

Fantastic value for money! A truly satisfying and beautiful experience.

Avoided long wait

Very good way to see the various house throughout a period of time.