Whichford Pottery & Cafe

CV36 5PG ~ 15 mins ~ 01608 684 416

Lovely garden pots and the like – well worth a trip IOHO.

Chedworth Roman Villa

GL54 3LJ ~ 40 mins ~ 01242 890256

This Roman villa located at Chedworth, Gloucestershire, England.

It is one of the largest Roman villas in Britain, dating from 120AD

Upton House and Gardens

OX15 6HT ~ 20 mins ~ 01295 670266

Upton is a long low stone house built at the turn of the 18th century.

It was much expanded from 1927; a main attraction of Upton are the sweeping gardens.

Chipping Campden Market Hall

GL55 6AJ ~ 15 mins ~ 01386 438 333

An outstanding 400-year-old Cotswold market hall. Surrounded by ancient houses it’s easy to imagine the market-place alive with the bustle of wool traders from centuries past.

Broadway Tower

WR12 7LB ~ 25 mins ~ 01386 852390

An historic folly, the brainchild of Capability Brown. His vision was completed by renowned architect James Wyatt in 1798.  With exhibitions and links to the Arts and Craft Movement. Located on a pre-medieval trading route and beacon hill; the view from the top of the tower is dramatic.

Butterfly Farm, Stratford on Avon

CV37 7LS ~ 20 mins ~ 01789 299288

Thousands of butterflies in a rainforest-like greenhouse – you can walk among them yourself.

Cotswold Archery and Falconry Centre. Batsford Arboretum

GL56 9AB ~ 20 mins ~ 01386 701043

The Cotswold Falconry Centre is right next to the Arboretum and is home to around 150 Birds of Prey – many of which can be seen in free-flying demonstrations each day.

Cotswold Archery has a dedicated archery range at Batsford and run pre-booked archery experiences for all abilities, from 8 years old upwards.

The Batsford Arboretum covers a wide range of plants from around the world but has an emphasis on the Far East.


CV37 6PU ~ 20 mins

A tourist town with a few buildings that would have been familiar to Shakespeare. Apparently, years ago, he was the local “go to” pencil squeezer.

His house is worth a visit, as is the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

If you are not a rower you might like to humiliate yourself by hiring a boat and rowing along the picturesque River Avon.


GL56 9AW ~ 20 mins

Sezincote is unique. At the heart of a traditional, family-run estate covering some 4,500 acres of rolling Cotswold countryside stands a 200-year-old Mogul Indian palace, and set in a romantic landscape of temples, grottoes and waterfalls. It comes complete with green copper domes and canals.

Bourton House

GL56 9AE ~ 20 mins ~ 01386 700754

An award-winning three-acre garden surrounding a fine 18th century Manor House. The garden features luxuriant terraces and wide herbaceous borders with stunning plant, texture and colour combinations.

British Motor Museum

CV35 0BJ ~ 30 mins ~ 01926 641188

The world’s largest collection of historic British Cars. Over 250 classic cars on display with free tours and interactive family activities.

Chastleton House

GL56 0SU ~ 20 mins

With virtually no intrusion from the modern age, this fascinating and ancient place radiates a relaxed and timeless air in a resplendently unspoilt location. – Barbara Clutton-Brock, the last private owner of Chastleton House said “Poverty is a great preserver”.

Hook Norton Brewery

OX15 5NY ~ 20 mins ~ 01608 737210

Victorian brewery and visitor centre offering guided tours with free beer samples (must be booked). Obviously, not for the kids.

Moreton in Marsh Outdoor Market

GL56 0AZ ~ 15 mins ~ 01608 652 556

The largest street market in the Cotswolds with stalls selling leather goods, a great range of books, fish, fruit and veg, pet products, clothing and cookware.

Market day is every Tuesday on the High Street.

Compton Verney

CV35 9HZ ~ 15 mins ~ 01926 645 500

An historic ‘Capability’ Brown landscape, with an 18th Mansion in it’s grounds. Take in an art exhibition or have fun in the outdoor Adventure playground. All ages.

Daylesford Organic Farm & Farmshops

GL56 0YG ~ 20 mins ~ 01608 731 700

Daylesford is Britain’s most famous farm shop – Harvey Nichols on the Wold. It is the mothership of all things Chipping Norton.

Not cheap, but an experience.

The Regal Cinema, Evesham

WR11 3LD ~ 15 mins ~ 01386 421007

A Grade II listed cinema, designed in 1932 by architect Hurley Robinson – it shows mainstream and arthouse films plus, from time to time, live opera and drama; it has a cafe/wine bar plus gallery.

Cotswold Lavender

WR12 7JY ~ 25 mins ~ 01386 854821

In a typical English summer, the lavender fields should start to come into flower mid-June. Please note they do grow the Lavender as a crop – and just like any crop it’s harvested – unfortunately when it’s at its peak! Harvest usually starts during the last week of July and continues until early August.

Tewkesbury Abbey

GL20 5RZ ~ 50 mins ~ 01684 850959

One of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Britain, and it has, possibly, the largest Romanesque crossing tower in Europe.


GL55 6LR ~ 20 mins

One of the country’s great gardens, though created by an American. The garden is divided into a series of ‘outdoor rooms’, each with its own character. The formality of the ‘rooms’ melts away as you move through the garden farther from the house.


GL55 6LN ~ 20 mins ~ 01386 438 777

Kiftsgate Court Gardens, over the road from Hidcote (mentioned above) are spectacularly set on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment; the ‘Kiftsgate’ Rose claims to be the largest in England and produces huge growth each year. In early to mid-July, when it usually flowers, it is a remarkable sight.

The Rollright Stones

OX7 5QB ~ 15 mins

The Rollright Stones are an ancient site located on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border in England. The complex consists of three main elements, The King’s Men stone circle, the King Stone, and the Whispering Knights. They span nearly 2000 years of Neolithic and Bronze-age development and each site dates from a different period.​

The Bower House

Market Place

Shipston on Stour

CV36 4AG

01608 663 333

Market Place
Shipston on Stour
CV36 4AG

01608 663 333

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