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Shaw's Corner

Ayot St Lawrence, nr Welwyn | Hertfordshire, St Albans AL6 9BX, England
+44 1438 820307
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An Autumn visit to Shaw's Corner

Shaw's Corner, in the tiny village of Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, was the country home of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
aramis
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Off the beaten track but worth a quick visit

As a playwright old George had the knack Cos' he wrote his plays in the shack Its a long way to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jnismith
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Harpenden
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Ayot St Lawrence, nr Welwyn | Hertfordshire, St Albans AL6 9BX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shaw's Corner, in the tiny village of Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, was the country home of playwright George Bernard Shaw. The house and gardens are now owned by the National Trust, so entry is free to NT members, but other visitors will have to pay....More

Thank aramis
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a playwright old George had the knack Cos' he wrote his plays in the shack Its a long way to go And the roads are quite slow I'm not sure we'll ever go back

Thank jnismith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited recently with friends. On the face of it, it is as another reviewer has said "just another house" BUT what a house! I would very much like to live there. It is hard to describe the atmosphere. It is homely, filled with objects and...More

Thank Rozzar1
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Having driven past Shaws Corner many times over the years, I visited forthe first time on a slightly blustery day which curtailed the exploration of the gardens. The volunteers did an excellent job of describing the life here of GBS. Though I left a little...More

Thank derekmcl2015
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I suspect that you do need to have enough a of literary bent or at least a personal interest in George Bernard Shaw to get full value from a visit to this lovely cottage. We loved it and readily swallowed up everything that was offered....More

Thank DavidVictor01
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We went here as a family, 2 adults, one teenager and one 8 year old boy. We listened to a guide who spoke nicely but too quiet about th place. We loved the house and the garden. All was so perfect kept and many helpful...More

Thank Semplicetta123
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Really interesti g seeing shaws house and beautiful gardens. Particularly lived his little writing shed.

1  Thank Anthea B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We had a lovely afternoon at Shaw's Corner starting with a picnic in the garden. We then had a 15 minute talk from one of the volunteers which told us the basics about George Bernard Shaw's life before going into the house. The house is...More

Thank Trixee2015
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The house is unpretentious but it has so many little reminders of George Bernard Shaw's life and work. There are also many fascinating photos and documents on display . The gardens are beautiful in May and June, and you can just imagine him writing, or...More

Thank ChristineBiggleswade
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My sister and l went together. Lovely lovely place. An Arts and Crafts house kept in the late 1940/50's beautifully preserved. Loads of information at hand to read. The house guides were extremely knowledgeable. It was a beautiful sunny and warm day. We brought a...More

Thank 2612BSB
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edwebster46
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Response from VacaCouple2014 | Reviewed this property |
You really need navigation to get there. It is complicated with lots of narrow back and side roads.
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