Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Anne Hathaway is the wife of William Shakespeare. This was her family home. Located about a mile outside of Stratford, it offers a wonderful look at the Tudor Cottage lifestyle.

The gardens here are particularly beautiful.  They feature rows of Sweet Peas strung up on natural trellis.

Lots and lots of Roses, a large variety of cottage flowers, a huge lavender maze, a butterfly garden  and many other little touches here and there.

Anne Hathaway was courted by William Shakespeare while living here, so this is the place where you learn the Tudor customs of Courtship and Marriage.


Linda Jennings said...

I just love the English gardens. That's a great reason for visiting in the summer.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

I guess I missed the link for the bus that takes you around in Stratford! Just perfect for me who will not have a car! I have a picture of her cottage and I would like to see it in person. Thanks as always for sharing!

Antiques And Teacups said...

That's a well visited area for us...my husband was born a few miles to the NE in a village called Lady Wood. I have blogged about the traffic problems coming into town at the humpback bridge...buses are definitely a great idea! Did you get to Trinity Church? My honey was baptized there, and the bust/memorial of Shakespeare is a great attraction...Love the area! Thanks for the memories!

Marilyn Miller said...

I did enjoy visiting here a few years ago. Thanks for remembrances.

relevanttealeaf said...

I saw Anne Hathaway's cottage in 2001 but we weren't in Stratford long enough to see everything the area had to offer. I loved seeing your photos.

Angela McRae said...

Roses AND sweet peas ... I would have loved this place, for both literary and horticultural reasons!