I had a little walk around after my lunch in the local pub, and took some photos of the lovely buildings in the centre of the village.
It is very very pretty indeed. I wish you could have smelt the wisteria which seemed to be growing everywhere.
This house looks more modern, but had a lovely front garden, packed with herbaceous perennials
Shottery is most famous for Anne Hathaway's Cottage, which was the childhood home of William Shakespeare's wife. (photos on right and below)
Ann was the daughter of a yeoman farmer, Richard, who when he died in September 1581, bequeathed Ann £6 13s 4d "atte the day of her maryage". The marriage to William Shakespeare duly took place in November of 1582.
There were about 8 children in the home when Ann lived there; 2 siblings by Richard and five others by a second marriage by Richards wife, Joan.
The house remained in the Hathaway family for several generations. The male line became extinct in 1746 on the death of John Hathaway, but the property then passed, through his sister Susanna, to his nephew, John Hathaway Taylor, whose son, William Taylor, lived there until his death in 1846.