Shakespeare Country: Anne’s Hathaway’s cottage & Mary Arden’s Farm

For the unfamiliar, Anne Hathaway was William Shakespeare’s wife and Mary Arden his mother.  The Shakespeare business is BIG business and dotted around Stratford-upon-Avon are numerous Shakespeare-related venues.  I was overly ambitious and thought we could visit them all in one day, but my eyes were too big and we didn’t make it into the town centre itself (both D and I had been before).

What we did visit was a chocolate box cottage (above) and had a lovely experience at the farm, which is set up as a working homestead, with period-correct animals and people cooking in the kitchen.  Lovely.  Very lovely.

Entrance costs are high but free with the ArtFund card.  We therefore only stayed about 45 minutes at the cottage and about 90 minutes at the farm (although the farm promises a whole day of activity on an events day).

When visited: May 2014

Website: http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit-the-houses.html

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4 thoughts on “Shakespeare Country: Anne’s Hathaway’s cottage & Mary Arden’s Farm

  1. Your photo of Anne’s Hathaway’s cottage and its surrounding garden is utterly gorgeous. But the half timber farm house looks as if it is falling down. Will it be rescued?

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