Local Chipping Campden Gloucestershire Cotswolds, UK Information on Accommodation in Hotels, eating out at Pubs and Restaurants, the history, Public Transport, What's On, Estate Agents, Health Sport and Leisure Guide
Chipping Campden nestles in the bottom of a deep valley and as you descend into the town the tower of the parish church of
St James dominates the skyline ahead.
My view of the town reflects how all Cotswold towns and villages should be.The lovely honey-coloured yellow of the old buildings, constructed by the rich wool merchants of the 15th century standing guard along the long High Street.
The centre of the town offers a harmonious main street lined with Cotswold stone buildings and has basically remained unchanged since the 14th century when the town was at the height of prosperity as a major wool town.
One of the oldest houses in the town is Grevel House, built by a wealthy merchant Sir William Grevel. The house has a tall bay window with crafted mouldings and carved stonework, all topped with a pair of gargoyles and a sundial on one of its walls.
A wealthy benefactor by the name of Sir Baptist Hicks built many of the prominent features in the town including the Market Hall, which is owned by the National Trust and the Almshouses in Church Street.
The town is the site each June for the "Cotswold Olympicks". These traditional games, established by Robert Dover in 1612 and revived a few years ago, are followed by the Scuttlebrook Wake Fair on the following day.
The town is situated about 12 miles from Stratford Upon Avon & about 40 miles from Birmingham International Airport.
On Street Parking. If you are visiting the town please park with respect and care
The nearest rail station is at Moreton in Marsh operated by First Great Western Link
Bus services connecting to Chipping Campden are:
17th Century property with Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie nestling in the Cotswold Hills.
The Red Lion is a traditional Cotswolds inn with five rooms, sitting along one of the most beautiful High Streets in UK. Oozing history and character, the Red Lion provides cosy overnight accommodation..
The Charingworth Manor is a veritable oasis of calm and tranquillity. 14th Century Manor House with cosy rooms, log fires, leisure spa, tennis court and helicopter pad.
Chipping Campden is one of the most famous and best-loved towns in the Cotswolds.
With its excellent location near to Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Cheltenham, Oxford, Snowshill, The King's is an ideal base for walking, sightseeing, or just eating & drinking in our award winning restaurant.
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More old photographs of Chipping Campden can be seen at here.