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Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Anne Hathaway's Cottage


Cottage Lane,
CV37 9HH



Discover where the young William Shakespeare courted his future bride Anne Hathaway at her picturesque family home.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage is a thatched farmhouse with stunning grounds and gardens, which overflow with beautiful blooms, and traditional shrubs. The cottage is in Shottery, a hamlet within the parish of Stratford-upon-Avon. It is just over one mile from the town centre but can be 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 tranquillity of the charming cottage gardens.

New for 2013 – A magical singing tree, remarkable giant willow sculptures, specially created butterfly borders and a new musical journey through the woods.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Summer Season (April - October)
Shakespeare's Birthplace
April-May - Mon - Sun, 9am - 5pm
Extended Summer Opening - June-August - Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm
September-October-Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm

Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Mon - Sun, 9am - 5pm
Mary Arden's Farm - Mon - Sun, 10am - 5pm
Hall's Croft, Mon - Sun, 10am - 5pm
Nash's House & New Place, Mon - Sun, 10am - 5pm

Winter Season (November - March)
Shakespeare's Birthplace - Mon - Sun, 10am - 4pm
Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Mon - Sun, 10am - 4pm
Mary Arden's Farm - Closed
Hall's Croft, Mon - Sun, 11am - 4pm
Nash's House & New Place, Mon - Sun, 11am - 4pm

1. Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Hall's Croft and Nash's House & New Place are open daily throughout the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day; Mary Arden's Farm is open from 21 March - 31 October.

2. Allow about 45 minutes to 1 hour to visit each house, except Mary Arden's Farm, which is on a much larger site and can take two hours or more if wished.

3. Please note that on-site car parks will be closed half an hour after last entry


Anne Hathaway's Cottage: Adult £9.00; Child £5.00; Concession £8.00; Family £22.50
Mary Arden's Farm: Adult £9.95; Child £6.50; Concession £8.95; Family £26.50

Free, Unlimited entry for 12 months from date of purchase

BIRTHPLACE PASS: Includes entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace, Nash's House & New Place, Hall's Croft and Shakespeare grave at Holy Trinity Church.
Adult £14.95
Child £9.00
Concession £13.95
Family £38.50

FIVE HOUSE PASS: Includes entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace, Hall's Croft, Nash's House & New Place, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's Farm and Shakespeare's grave at Holy Trinity Church.
Adult £22.50
Child £13.50
Concession £20.50
Family £58.00

Children Under 5: free
Child: between 5 - 15 and 16 - 17 year olds in full-time education*
Concession Student 18 + , Seniors 60+ and Disabled persons
Adult: 16 + NOT in education
Carer: Free
Family: 2 adults and up to 4 children aged 5 -16
School/college groups: One member of staff free for every 10 students

* Children (5-15 incl.) will not be allowed to visit unsupervised. 16-17 year olds may be required to prove their age.

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Plan route to Anne Hathaway's Cottage using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SP 178551  Lat: 52.19447 Long: -1.73968

This can be easily reached on foot across Shottery fields and is well signposted from Stratford-upon-Avon town centre. The walk takes approximately half an hour and takes the walker through the pretty village of Shottery. By car from the Tourist Information Centre take the main road through the centre of town and follow signs for Evesham or Worcester (Alcester). Anne Hathaway's Cottage is well signed and is situated approximately one mile from the centre of Stratford.


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 6
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps


  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

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