Step back in time to the years of Shakespeare's courtship of his future wife, and explore her picturesque family home before enjoying some Midlands treats with this Visit to Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Gardens with a Light Lunch for Two. Anne Hathaway's Cottage is where Shakespeare's wife lived when she was young in Warwickshire, a spacious cottage with extensive gardens and grounds. It's now been restored to how it was during Shakespeare's time, containing many family items and furniture from Anne's time, and you can walk through the cottage's rooms and halls and imagine a young William and Anne during their youthful courtship. Wandering outside you can take in nine acres of beautiful gardens and orchards, carefully maintained by the Shakespeare Trust. At the Cottage Garden Caf' just a short stroll away you'll both get to enjoy a light lunch of caf' goodness, including the homemade soup of the day, sandwiches, cakes and a pot of tea or coffee. The perfect end to a Shakespearian pilgrimage ' though you're welcome to spend the whole day at the Cottage if you'd like.
Need to Know
On arrival at Anne Hathaway's Cottage your time will be yours to use as you please, strolling through the rooms and gardens at your leisure while taking in all there is to see. If you fancy a further walk you can enjoy a pleasant, well-signed footpath between the cottage and the hamlet of Shottery. When you find yourself in the mood for refreshment you can swing into the nearby Cottage Garden Caf' for a light lunch, coupled with a pot of tea or coffee.