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