Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Straford-upon-Avon

The Story Behind the Image - Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon

Anne Hathaway was William Shakespeare's wife. She grew up in this picturesque thatched cottage in the hamlet of Shottery, on the edge of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The cottage has been restored by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and offers a wonderful glimpse in Shakespeare's early life before he left to find fame and fortune as a playwright in London.

You can easily reach Anne Hathaway's Cottage from central Stratford via a signposted footpath. That's what my family and I did to get this lovely photo in the early morning of a sunny day in summer.

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