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Around and about


All around Stow-on-the-Wold you will find quiet mellow stone villages in valleys between rolling hills. The wealth of history of the area is reflected in Cotswold stone architecture that is around every corner. Numerous antique shops and galleries are to be found in Broadway, Burford, Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold.

Stow has its own place in the history books. The last encounter of the Civil War was fought in and around Stow-on-the-Wold in March 1646. Sir Jacob Astley, en route to Oxford with 3,000 men finally surrendered to Cromwell's army after one of the bloodiest battles of the war. St Edward's Church in Stow temporarily doubled as a prison when it hosted Astley and 1,000 of his men.

Just down the road is the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water with its attractions such as The Motor Museum, The Model Railway, The Model Village, Birdland and The Dragon Fly Maze.

Probably the finest Arboretum in England, Batsford, is found at Moreton-in-Marsh, as is the Cotswold Falconry Centre.