Saturday, 9 August 2014

Retrospectives - Anne Hathaway's cottage

Retrospectives - Looking back at old memories to bring the past into the future.

A visit to Anne Hathaway's Cottage.  Anne was William Shakespeare's wife.  We visited her house as part of a tour of all of the Shakespeare family houses around Stratford Upon Avon some years ago.

We really enjoyed our visit just wandering around, so I will leave you to look at the pictures.

















I hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Amy

50 comments:

  1. Dear Amy, We've been there - in 2004. I love it that you have been there also, and isn't it the prettiest of cottages!? The garden was gorgeous too, and we were completely charmed by the whole place, as I am of your photos, too. xxx

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  2. So beautiful and so full of history, I've never been there thank you for the tour x

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  3. I remember this place, although for once we didn't go to see the gardens.
    We were restoring a similar wattle and daub cottage and wondering what to do about the junction between the walls and floorboards. So we went on the tour. Everyone else was eagerly absorbing the history and interesting facts spouted by the guide, which were interesting actually, but we were also furtively looking into corners and down at the floor to see how it all worked. Fascinating!

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  4. I remember going here on a school trip back in about 1984. We were studying Romeo and Juliet for our English Literature O level so we went for a tour of Shakespeare country. I don't really remember much about it, I don't think history has the same meaning at that age as it does when you get older, I'd love to go back again now.

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  5. It's lovely Amy, I remember going on a bus trip with two of my sons to stratford upon Avon and I really wanted to visit the cottage but my sons were bored and wouldn't go in with me so it's lovely to see the pictures here, I will hopefully go back for a visit again some time. Thank you for sharing. xx

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  6. Gorgeous pictures. I lived not far from Stratford when I was at Warwick University and now wish I'd visited the house.

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  7. HI Amy. I'm trying to remember if we went there in '92. It's a lovely cottage though. I love the thatched roof. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Pam

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  8. The last time I was there,I was about ten!
    Lovely to see the gardens,which I don't remember from all those years ago.
    Jane x

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  9. I really want to visit England someday. There are so many charming, beautiful things to see. This would be on my list!

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  10. Hi Amy! Sorry I haven't been by much - I've been getting things ready for our move to New York! Oh, I was just thrilled when I saw your post. We were blessed to tour this lovely place many many years ago and I will never forget the lovely flowers. I bought a teeny little wooden house (very rustic) that was cut from one of the branches of one of the bushes and I bought a pin that holds a pressed flower from her garden. I love England! :) Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  11. What a gorgeous place she lived in, the gardens are so beautiful,
    Thank you for taking us along.
    Meredith

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  12. What a beautiful setting, and the cottage is like from a fairy tale! Thanks for sharing your trip there Amy :) Wendy x

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  13. It looks a lovely place to visit. I've never been to Stratford on Avon.

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  14. I would love to visit there someday. I studied Shakespeare extensively in college. I used to carry my huge anthology around everywhere I went and people teased me that he was my boyfriend because we were always together. :)

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  15. It's beautiful. I love the herb garden as well, wonderful. It's somewhere I'd like to visit. CJ xx

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  16. So beautiful Amy. The garden is just stunning! Bee xx

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  17. Isn't it beautiful! I visited here some years ago, its nice to be reminded of this lovely little place. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Oh that is just beautiful, I am so in love with cottages, I would love to live in one :)

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  19. What a beautiful cottage. Love the history behind it. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. What a gorgeous place. Love the perfect, chocolate box cottage.
    Marianne x

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  21. Lovely place- we took my parents a few years back. It looks very like a house we all used to live in when I was a kid- which I said to ma when we were there, and an American lady visitor looked scandalised for some reason! xx

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  22. Another place I need to visit at some point. I visited Stratford many years ago but we didn't make it out to the cottage. Really enjoying your retrospectives - it's such a good idea. x

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  23. What a beautiful place. I have never been but after seeing your pictures I would love to go! Anna x

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  24. My mum was born and spent her childhood in Stratford on Avon so I have been many times years ago visiting my grandparents. It really was nice to revisit along with you.

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  25. It's beautiful and thanks for the tour. Love Stratford, but it's been a long time since I've been there.

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  26. I remember going there when I was about 10 and thinking how short the people would have been due to the low ceiling and short bed. I really must get back there one day. Thanks for the tour xx

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  27. It's very beautiful. I've only been to Stratford Upon Avon once, many years ago, to do with work.

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  28. Oh Amy I did enjoy this and your beautiful photos-we spent the weekend after our wedding in Stratford many years ago and visited the cottage the day after the wedding so it evokes wonderful memories-thank you! Alison xx

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  29. What lovely photos! I have always wanted to go to Stratford and see Anne's cottage but haven't yet made it - thanks for the insight. Looks lovely :) xx

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  30. Amy, thank you for the tour, How womderful the house is!

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  31. dear amy
    thanks for the wonderful tour! the house and garden is beautiful!
    have a nice week,
    regina

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  32. Wonderfull rood on the cottage, greeting from Belgium

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  33. Fascinating post, Amy. I've just caught up on all the ones I've missed as well - for some reason my bloglovin link didn't show me them until today - weird! Anyway, I apologise for not commenting on them all but I did read them and nodded along with you. :o)

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  34. So interesting Amy and what a wonderful cottage and gardens.
    One day I must insist I take myself for a visit. . . . :)
    Cheers ~ Eddie

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  35. I so enjoyed it!! Now that is a cottage I could live in!!! Every bit of the garden flowed so seamlessly with the cottage! Thanks for taking us along for the visit pal! A wonderful week to you! Nicole xo

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  36. What a charming cottage - I do love the diamond pane windows and thatch roof! The gardens are wonderful. What fun to explore it all! xo Karen

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  37. Great place and wonderful photos, Amy. I was there years ago with my Mom. We had such fun! Thanks for bringing back the memories.

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  38. it must have been fascinating place to explore… I do love an established garden and it's so green! x

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  39. I can imagine life back then was NOT easy, but the home sure was cute. That is right out of a fairy tale.

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  40. beautiful walk about and how lucky to see in person! I love that style of house and can only imagine the insides. looks like you had a great day for weather as well :)

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  41. Been there a few times and always enjoy it - thanks for the memories that came to me via your lovely pics. xCathy

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  42. Oh my, now that is a place I would love to visit. Lovely photos. xxx

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  43. Is there anything more charming in the entire world than an English cottage? I think not! *hugs* :)

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  44. The cottage looks fairly large.

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  45. That house is amazing! The timbers and the thatched roof are something you would never see here in Canada. I remember when we were driving through the Cotswolds last year and spotted our first thatched roof homes. We were so impressed! You are lucky to be surrounded by so much history.

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  46. Hello Amy

    Thank you for sharing your pictures with us. The house looks amazing and the grounds stunning.
    I think my favourite picture is of the chocolate box thatched cottage.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  47. Nice cottage, I like the windows. I went there a long time ago, would be good to visit again. :)

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  48. Thank you for the trip down memory lane. I have been there years ago and this has just reminded me that I must go back .There is nothing as lovely as thatched roof.

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  49. What a beautiful place and so well looked after - I've never been but I've heard how pretty it is.

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  50. Amy, I would love to visit here, I have heard so much about it and it has been recommended to me by quite a few people. Your photos make me want to visit even more! Thanks for sharing. :)

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