It's name is a bit misleading, as it wasn't actually owned by Anne Hathaway, but where Anne, the wife of William Shakespeare, lived as a child. Set in extensive gardens it's located in the village of Shottery, about 1 mile west of Stratford-upon-Avon. The earliest part of the cottage was built prior to the 15th century, and was known as Newlands Farm in Shakespeare's day, having more than 90 acres (36 hectares) of land attached to it. It was owned by the Hathaway family until 1846, when financial problems forced them to sell it. However, it was still occupied by them as tenants when it was acquired in 1892 by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Before stopping off in Stratford centre, we had a guided coach tour of the town and surrounding area, taking in the Hathaway Cottage, where we had a 20 minute stop off to grab a few photos, but not long enough to actually go inside. Couldn't decide which of these images to lead with, so uploaded in the order taken.
Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.
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Anne Hathaways Cottage
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