Chipping Campden is a small market town built largely by wealthy medieval wool merchants. One of the most charming and unspoilt of the Cotswold towns, it is often described as having the most perfect High Street in England, with beautiful honey coloured stone buildings dating from the 14th to the 17th centuries. The Market Hall (now in the care of the National Trust) is an imposing open sided stone arched building erected in 1627 to provide shelter for the local produce market.
Visitors are welcome in the Old Silk Mill and the workshop of Harts (Gold and Silversmiths), descendants of C R Ashbee’s Guild.
There is a wide range of interesting small shops and a variety of good restaurants, tea rooms, hotels and pubs catering for all tastes.
The Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden in Chipping Campden is open 7 days a week with free entry. Hidcote Garden, owned by the National Trust and world renowned is just two miles away and, almost opposite, is Kiftsgate Garden which is well worth a visit.
Guide Friday - Around Stratford-upon-Avon and Cotswold villages in vintage open top coaches.
Oxford Classic Tour - Guided Tour of Oxford and the Colleges.
Guided Tours of Chipping Campden - These walks will take place each Wednesday during July, August and September. Meet at the Market Hall, Chipping Campden for a 1.30pm start for tours led by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens.
Cheltenham Walking Tours - The official tourist office guide will bring history to life as you stroll for 90 minutes through the best of Regency Cheltenham. Start point Cheltenham Tourist Information Centre, The Promenade 11.00 am.
CASTLES & MANOR HOUSES
Broughton Castle, near Banbury (where Shakespeare in Love was filmed); Chastleton House (NT) Moreton-in-Marsh; Chedworth Roman Villa (NT); Snowshill Manor (NT), Kelmscott Manor (William Morris); Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe; Blenheim Palace, Woodstock ; Upton House (NT), Middle Tysoe; Warwick Castle; Anne Hathaways Cottage and Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford upon Avon; Stanway House and Fountain, Stanway.
Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford; Birdland Park and Gardens, Bourton on the Water; Cotswold Motoring Museum (home of Brum), Bourton on the Water; Hatton Country World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick ; Miniature Village, Bourton on the Water ; Cotswold Falconry Centre, Batsford Park, Moreton in Marsh ;
New Recreation Ground, Chipping Campden; Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power (Adam Henson); Broadway Tower and Country Park; The Cotswold Countryside Collection at Northleach; The National Waterways Museum at Gloucester Docks; The Soldiers of Gloucestershire at Gloucester Docks; Butterfly Farm, Stratford upon Avon; Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway, Toddington.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton
OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST
Chipping Campden Morris Men - Traditional English Ritual Folk Dancing,
Horse Racing at Cheltenham and Stratford upon Avon,
Hire a rowing boat, punt or go on a cruise at Stratford upon Avon.
Chipping Campden is the start of the Cotswold Way, which goes all the way to Bath. There are many lovely walks in this area. Our cottages have an Information File with lots of circular walks in the area for you to enjoy.
Brailes Golf Club, Sutton Lane, Brailes, near Banbury; Broadway Golf Club, Willersey Hill, Broadway; Burford Golf Club, Burford; The Wychwood Golf Club, Lyneham, Nr Chipping Norton; Chipping Norton Golf Club, Southcombe, Chipping Norton; Naunton Downs Golf Club, Stow Road, Naunton; Stow-On-The-Wold; Vale Golf and Country Club, Bishampton, near Evesham; Cleeve Hill Golf Club, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham (visitors welcome).
Jill Carenza Equestrian Ltd, Washpool Equestrian Centre, Stanton, near Broadway
Durham Farm Riding School, Chastleton, Moreton in Marsh, GL56 0SZ
Woodlands Glebe Farm, Wood Stanway, Winchcombe,
Chipping Campden Leisure Centre, Chipping Campden School - swimming, badminton, multi-gym, tennis courts.
Tennis Courts are at The Recreation Ground, George Lane, Chipping Campden.
Non residents can use the courts Mon - Fri 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Cotswold Country Cycles, near Chipping Campden,