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Published January 17th 2012
Step back in time to Elizabethan era and visit the Elizabethan Village in Armadale, where the classical architecture harks back to an age of refinement and splendour. See the historical William Shakespeare's birthplace and Anne Hathaway's cottage nestled in the rolling hillside of Armadale, which are surrounded by beautifully tended gardens of the village green. Admire the refinement of the cobblestoned pathways, the shady trellised archways and the intricacies of the lattice work on the buildings.
The lovely cottages of Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway now provide Bed and Breakfast accommodation The William Shakespears Bed & Breakfast guest house has several gorgeous large rooms available from around $160.00 per night, per person including breakfast. The whole experience is fantastic and it is a great way to spend a relaxing night or weekend.
Also in the same complex are an English-style pub and restaurant, and The Last Drop Brewery. TheElizabethan Village Pub and Cobwebs restaurant offers a wide selection of tasty meals and a variety of beers brewed at The Last Drop Brewery. Serving starters and light meals such as bruschetta for $12.00, garlic prawns for $17.50 or spicy wedges for $8.90, you will be sure to find something you will enjoy as you relax and soak up the historical atmosphere of a bygone era. For main meals, try the fish and chips for $18.50 or the open steak sandwich for $18.90, both are generous sized servings and absolutely scrumptious. To finish off your meal have an ice cream sundae for $8.90, in the flavour of your choice served with nuts, topping, cream and a cherry. There are also salads, children's menu items and daily specials available. The Elizabethan Village Pub and Cobwebs Restaurant are both open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
This fantastic location is also available for parties, functions and weddings and offers a buffet style menu for these occasions. This scenic delight may be slightly out of the way, but the picturesque serenity would provide the most wonderful photographs and the most magical place to hold a special occasion or function.
This authentic historical replica village was built in the 1970s and was a huge tourist attraction in its heyday. In those days you could go inside the houses, which were fully furnished as they would have been in the 1600s; now you can only view them from the outside which is still impressive. The Elizabethan Village is still worth a visit just to wander around the amazing buildings and gardens.
Lovely place, but management is seriously terrible. Service is a disgrace and they dont care. Please check it out before endorsing this establishment. Been going downhill for ages, but hit rockbottom today. We will never go back.