This pretty and peaceful village is a charming place to stay with an unspoiled High Street that winds its way past attractive stone cottages to Dovedale woods; an idyllic place to walk and a haven for wildlife. Not surprisingly, it has been used extensively during filming of the BBC ‘Father Brown’ TV series. There are many pleasant walks leading around and from the village, taking you through lovely countryside and offering gorgeous views. At the centre is a village green surrounded by period Cotswold stone houses and cottages, a bowling green, the 12th century Norman church, two good pubs and the Community Shop & Cafe.
The historic market town of Chipping Campden, with its magnificent medieval architecture, delightful shops and wonderful countryside, is arguably one of the most beautiful spots in the Cotswold. The splendid High Street boasts a superb variety of restaurants, pubs and hotels to suit all tastes. Dover’s Hill, with its panoramic views, is close by and the 100-mile Cotswold Way walk begins by the town square. The impressive St. James’ Church is a popular choice for visitors along with the Guild of Handicrafts for it’s long history within the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Broadway is internationally known for its beautiful village centre with honey-coloured tea rooms, bustling hotels, popular eateries and fine period houses set around the traditional village green. This picturesque village nestles at the foot of the Cotswold Escarpment and is a popular location for touring the Cotswolds, Shakespeare’s country, Cheltenham and Bath. The village boasts many individual shops and art galleries, making it popular all year round for visitors and discerning locals alike. The famous Broadway Tower sits above the village, at the Highest point for miles around and is a must-see Cotswold Landmark with an unrivaled view.
Situated at the meeting place of the Roman Fosse Way (A429) and the old road to London (A44) Moreton became a popular coaching stop in the 17th century. The town is now a thriving community with a good range of shops, hotels, pubs and restaurants along the wide stone High Street and has a large, pleasant park for children to play. There is a busy open air market on Tuesdays and the town hosts one of the largest one day agricultural shows in the country at the end of each summer. There are good public transport links with trains direct to Oxford, London (Paddington) and Heathrow. Nearby is the popular Batsford Arboretum with the country’s largest private collection of trees, all set in beautiful grounds by the stately Batsford Manor and with a great Falconry Centre , Garden Centre and Cafe on site.
Stow On The Wold
Standing at 800ft above sea level, Stow is the highest settlement in the Cotswolds where glorious and far-reaching views can be enjoyed just a few minute’s walk from the popular market square. Famous for its antique and art shops, the village also boasts an array of fine and indevidual gift, craft and food shops to tempt you. There is a wide and varied choice of restaurants, pubs and hotels for that special meal or tea time treat.
Here in this bustling historic market town, you will find the award winning Corinium Museum – a feast for those interested in the area’s Roman heritage. Along with many fine restaurants and specialist smaller shops, the town hosts twice weekly markets in the large Market Place and collectors can browse the regular craft fairs and work shops held locally in a converted Victorian Brewery. The nearby Cotswold Water Park and Nature Reserve is worth a visit for walkers and water sport lovers alike. A 20 minute drive from the town is the fabulous Westonbirt Arboretum and with its beautiful autumn leaves and amazingly colourful flowering shrubs in spring and early summer is a treat for the whole family.