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Out and About

Out and About

If you want to venture out of Chipping Campden there are plenty of local attractions just a stones throw away.

Dovers Hill near Chipping Campden, Cotswolds.
Thatched cottages at Broad Campden, Cotswolds.

A nice walk from Chipping Campden, Dover's Hill (30 minutes walk) was the site of the original English Olympic Games, which began here 400 years ago in 1612. The tradition continues with the annual 'Cotswold Olimpicks' - a fun-packed day for all ages.

The pretty village of Broad Campden (1.2 miles). Many of Broad Campden's cottages are thatched, which along with the honey Cotswold stone, makes Broad Campden a beautiful village.  There's also a pretty pub called the Bakers Arms

Batsford Arboretum (6.7 miles),

a fabulous place to visit in any season.  There's a new visitor centre and Garden Terrace Cafe if you need a bite to eat.

Broadway Tower near Broadway, Cotswolds.
The bandstand at Stratford upon Avon, England.
Anne Hathaway's Cottage near Stratford upon Avon.

Broadway Tower (4 miles) was the brainchild

of the great 18th Century landscape designer, Capability Brown. His vision was carried out

for George William 6th Earl of Coventry with the help of renowned architect James Wyatt

and completed in 1798. Easy parking, great views and a cafe.

Stratford upon Avon (12 miles) the birthplace

of William Shakespeare, is set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the River Avon, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage,

(12 miles). Visit the twelve-roomed farmhouse where the wife of William Shakespeare lived.

Arlington Row at Bibury, Cotswolds, England.
The village cross at Bourton on the Water, Cotswolds, England.
Bourton on the Hill near Moreton in Marsh, Cotswolds, England.

Bibury (27 miles) was once described by William Morris as "the most beautiful village in England".  Lots of places to eat and drink, there's even a pretty trout farm you can look around!

Regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, Bourton on the Water (14 miles) has a unique appeal for visitors, there's plenty to see and do for the kids with Birdland and a Model Village to name but two.

Bourton-on-the-Hill (5.9 miles) is a charming Cotswold village in a beautiful area of Gloucestershire. You can pick up the Heart of England Way here and there's a great pub, the Horse and Groom.

Wintertime at Broadway , Cotswolds, England.
Thatched cottages at Ebrington near Chipping Campden, Cotswolds, England.
Flower beds and topiary at Hidcote Gardens, Cotswolds, England.

The beautiful and historic Cotswold village of Broadway (6 miles) is a memorable place to visit with lots of gift shops, pubs and restaurants. One of the most notable places for a meal is the Lygon Arms where Oliver Cromwell stayed before the Battle of Worcester.

Just a couple of miles from Chipping Campden is the pretty hilltop village of Ebrington.

Hidcote Gardens (4.5 miles) owned by the National Trust was created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston.  It's colourful and intricately designed outdoor ‘rooms’ are always full of surprises. It’s a must-see if you’re on holiday in the Cotswolds.

The old mill at Lower Slaughter, Cotswolds, England.

Lower Slaughter (13 miles), of which the name stems from the Old English meaning for wet land 'slough' or 'slothre' (Old English for muddy place) upon which it lies. This quaint village sits beside the little Eye stream.  Attractions feature The Old Mill and The Slaughters Inn.

Cottages at Mickleton near Chipping Campden, North Cotswolds, England.

Mickleton (3 miles), home of the famous Pudding Club at the Three Ways Hotel. This pretty village also boasts a traditional village pub, The Butchers Arms and gastro pub,

The Kings Arms.

Lower Swell village Cotswolds, England.

Lower Swell, a quaint village overlooking the valley through which the little River Dikler runs. This is crossed by a small 18th-century bridge, above which is a moss-covered weir retaining an extensive mill pool.

Thatched cottage at Stanton, Cotswolds, England.
Snowshill Church, Snowshill, Cotswolds, England.
Saintbury Church near Chipping Campden, Cotswolds, England.

Stanton (10 miles) is probably one of the prettiest and idyllic villages in the whole of

the Cotswolds. Little changed in 300 years,

it nestles beneath the slopes of Shenbarrow Hill. The Mount Inn can be found at the top of the street with far reaching, excellent views.

Snowshill village (5 miles), set amongst

rolling countryside is located 2.8 miles from Broadway and is home to the well known National Trust property, Snowshill Manor and nearby Cotswold Lavender.  

If you fancy lunch there's a lovely pub too,

The Snowshill Arms.

Not far from Chipping Campden

is the small village and pretty church

at Saintbury (3 miles).

Pretty gardens at Snowshill Manor, Cotswolds, England.
The village green at longborough, Cotswolds, England.
Pretty gardens at Kiftsgate, North Cotswolds, England.

Snowshill Manor (5 miles) is a Cotswold manor house packed with extraordinary treasures collected over a life time by Charles Wade, set in the pretty village of Snowshill.

Longborough (8 miles), attractively sited

village on a hill slope looking out eastwards over the broad Evenload Valley with a

pleasant inn called the Coach and Horses.

Kiftsgate (4.5 miles) private garden is the creation of three generations of women gardeners. Started by Heather Muir in the 1920s, continued by Diany Binny from 1950 and now looked after by Anne Chambers

and her husband.

Cottages and church at Ilmington, Warwickshire, Cotswolds, England.
Thatched cottages at Hidcote Bartrim, Cotswolds, England.
Stanway House water fountain, Cotswolds, England.

Ilmington (5 miles) is a beautiful village mainly built of warm honey coloured local Cotswolds limestone nestling at the foot of the Campden Hills. There two places you can eat, The Red lion and The Howard Arms.

Hidcote Bartrim and Hidcote Boyce are two

tiny settlements that epitomize the Cotswolds region with their picture postcard appeal and rainbow coloured blooms.  If your visiting Hidcote Gardens be sure to take a walk down the lane to Hidcote Bartrim.

Stanway House and Fountain (12 miles). Visit the worlds highest gravity fed fountain and a Beautiful Jacobean house thats been the home of the Tracy family for over 500 years.

Shakespeare's Birthplace, where the story began. This house has been welcoming visitors for over 250 years. William was born here, grew up here and played here. A shrine to millions of enthusiasts worldwide.

Sezincote is a unique and extraordinary Indian house amidst the Cotswold Hills. The house is set within a romantic water garden - a fine example of the picturesque style, with pools, waterfalls, a grotto and a temple to the Hindu Sun God.

Take a River Cruise on the Avon.

Sit back and relax as you enjoy the glorious Warwickshire countryside from a wide-beam open cruiser, a heated modern cruiser or try the restaurant cruiser.

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is a grade II* listed 1,040+ seat thrust stage theatre owned by the Royal Shakespeare Company dedicated to the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. 

Bourton House Garden - a splendid Cotswold stone building accompanied by beautiful restored gardens. Bourton House Garden is known as one of the Cotswolds best kept secrets!

Mill Dene Garden - an English country garden full of fun and surprises which tells a romantic story of a young couple falling in love all set around a Cotswold stone water mill.

A rare gem of a Jacobean country house. Chastleton House was built between 1607 and 1612 by a prosperous wool merchant as an impressive statement of wealth and power.

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