Shaw’s Corner

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5/5

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Things to do

Location

Shaw's Corner

Date of travel

2012

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Travelled with

Solo

Reasons for trip

Shaw's Corner is the home George Bernard Shaw moved into with his wife in 1906 and stayed until he died in 1950. The house sits off a winding lane near Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire. Shaw left the house to the National Trust. The Oscar he was awarded in 1938 for his screenplay adaption of Pygmalion sits next to his Noble Prize for Literature. Shaw loved to write in his revolving shed at the bottom of his garden. His typewriter still sits on the small desk inside the shed. He also loved bird watching and photography and his garden gave him plenty of subjects to study. His wife Charlotte Townsend the Irish heiress died in 1943 and she is shown in many of his photographs. The magnificent garden is a treasure of hidden paths and beautiful flowers and willow trees give a glimpse of the house as they wave with the wind. I could have stayed all day in the garden if the sun had bothered to shine. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) The famous playwriter was born in Dublin and moved to London in 1876. I spent a happy couple of hours here on a Saturday afternoon. It was quite with only a few visitors about but the weather was miserable and I am sure it would be busier on a nice day. You only need two hours for your visit but it is not to be missed if you are nearby. I don`t live far but had not been there before but I will go again.

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