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Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Stratford-Upon Avon, via Flickr. Anne was Shakespeare's wife, but it was not a happy arrangement.  Y'see, Will Shakespeare got pushed into an old-fashioned shotgun wedding by Annie's furious dad.  Need I say more?

Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Stratford-Upon Avon

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This is Anne Hathaway’s picturesque cottage home, the place where young William Shakespeare wooed and cooed over his future bride. The cottage is in Shottery, a hamlet one mile from the town centre of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire and accessible via a sign-posted footpath. (image Mark Wordy flickr)

Close your eyes and dream of England

Today’s floral feast for those yearning for spring, or the glories of gardens, or England; where the loveliest of gardens grow. This is Anne Hathaway’s picturesque cottage home, the place where young...

The Common Poppy, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Flanders Poppy and Red Poppy are all names for the poppy most associated with England but there are actually a number of native poppies, some of which are extremely rare. The Common Red Poppy shown here, in Anne Hathaway's Garden, is prevalent in English Cottage Gardens. This is the Poppy that sprang up in continental Europe after bombing in WWI and  the Poppy that the Royal British Legion attempt to replicate in their Remembrance Day Poppies.

Poppies at Anne Hathaway's Cottage

I loved the combination of herbs, berries and country flowers in the garden around Anne Hathaway's Cottage

In The Cotswolds we visited Anne Hathaway's cottage in Stratford upon Avon where a young William Shakespeare once courted his future wife.  A quintessential English cottage garden.  LOVE this town.

To go or not to go

When spending our holiday in The Cotswolds last year, we had doubts whether to visit Stratford upon Avon or not. We heard stories about bus loads of tourists brought into town, to pay homage to William Shakespeare. The realisation that we would be part of the crowd, did not really appeal to us. Nevertheless, the fact that our holiday cottage was close to Stratford, made it too good an opportunity to miss. So it was that at half past seven in the morning, we were among the first visitors at…

The beautiful gardens at Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the childhood home of William Shakespeare's wife in the village of Shottery, Warwickshire, England

The beautiful gardens at Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the childhood home of William Shakespeare's wife in the village of Shottery, Warwickshire, England

Ann Hathaway's cottage (Shakespeare's wife)

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anne hathaway's garden

anne hathaway's garden

Anne Hathaway's cottage, Shottery, Nr Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Shakespeare came here to court his future wife. Anne's home before her marriage has been preserved as it was in her childhood. 'English cottage' conjures up an image of a thatch roofed, timber-framed dwelling with a bit of garden. But this cottage is no cramped, old fashioned house; its 12 rooms leave us to deduce that her family were extremely well-off by the standards of the Elizabethan period.  {been here - loved…

Anne Hathaway's cottage, Shottery, Nr Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Shakespeare came here to court his future wife. Anne's home before her marriage has been preserved as it was in her childhood. 'English cottage' conjures up an image of a thatch roofed, timber-framed dwelling with a bit of garden. But this cottage is no cramped, old fashioned house; its 12 rooms leave us to deduce that her family were extremely well-off by the standards of the Elizabethan period. {been here - loved…

Anne Hathaway's Cottage Garden - Stratford-Upon-Avon

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Beautiful archway in Anne Hathaway's Garden

Beautiful archway in Anne Hathaway's Garden

Anne Hathaway's Garden

A Visit to Anne Hathaway's Cottage

A visit to Anne Hathaway's cottage near Stratford-upon-Avon is a delightful way to spend an afternoon. In the spacious drawing room of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage is a large, carved, wooden chair. It’s known as the ‘courting