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Shaw's Corner

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An interesting visit in the country

The National Trust has preserved Shaw's home in all its original glory, although one can see that... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Fascinating insight into the life of George Bernard Shaw...

We decided to travel on way back from holiday. It is only 5-10 minutes off the main road A1M - from... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
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| Ayot St Lawrence, nr Welwyn, St Albans AL6 9BX, England
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Visited this house in September 2018. Those interested in George Bernard Shaw will find the house fascinating. Those less interested will be astounded by a remarkable time warp; those in their 60s will be instantly reminded of visits to grandparents. It is a credit to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AdamPhilips
Reviewed 18 November 2018

This was such a surprising find. The house itself is very interesting full of historical wows. The gardens are beautiful and it is nice to visit Shaw's study in the garden and imagine writing there.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Anthea B
Reviewed 17 November 2018

We went there as we are National Trust members.It is only small and is where George Bernard Cshaw lived.Interesting but not special.Also not a lot of parking but you can park a little further up the road

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gerald B
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Called in having left work early to visit the home of Bernard and Charlotte Shaw, and managed to see it between 4-5pm before it closed. The NT property is set off the beaten track in the village but is well signposted. As others have said...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Pfeiffer
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The National Trust has preserved Shaw's home in all its original glory, although one can see that it was not a luxurious home, but you can get a feeling of how they lived. I was disappointed in the garden on arrival as it needed some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mppherts
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Off the beaten track this well cared for Edwardian house and gardens are a treat. Originally Shaw’s holiday home it is surrounded by quiet Hertfordshire countryside. The house is full of Shaw’s paintings and books as well as the usual paraphernalia of an early 20th...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Louise673
Reviewed 24 August 2018

An unsolved puzzle. Why does every room downstairs have a door to the garden? Fantastic house with many stories and insight into Shaw, his wife and their life.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Peter Y
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to travel on way back from holiday. It is only 5-10 minutes off the main road A1M - from memory. A very small car park. Certainly not the biggest national trust property you will visit, but definitely one of the most interesting. Neat,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Stumpy12345
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Pretty Arts and Crafts house, furnished with George Bernard Shaw’s possessions. He and his wife Charlotte lived here for over 40 years. A bedroom contains an interesting exhibition of photos from the days of the suffragette movement which the Shaws supported. There is a superb...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Katieclem46
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Tucked away down narrow Hertfordshire country lanes is Shaw's corner, George Bernard Shaw's house. The property and garden doesn't open until mid day which we hadn't realised. We arrived a little earlier and parked up waiting for the place to open. Staff and volunteers were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank RoutemasterCambridge
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16 September 2017|
Response from Conquester | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the slow reply. It is about 25 miles from the centre of London in a village called Ayot St Lawrence. It is only a small village but five minutes walk away there is a good old fashioned pub called the Brocket Arms... More
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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.