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Chipping Campden-The Town

High Street, Chipping Campden 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 17th century Market Hall 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.

Getting Here

Nearest Rail Station Honeybourne Nearest International Airport  Birmingham International Nearest Motorway M5

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:


Chipping Campden hotels and hotel breaks

Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden Gloucestershire Cotswolds, UK Hotels

17th Century property with Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie nestling in the Cotswold Hills.

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Red Lion Inn, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Red Lion Inn, Chipping Campden Gloucestershire Cotswolds, UK Hotels

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..

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Charingworth Manor, Near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Charingworth Manor, Near Chipping Campden Gloucestershire Cotswolds, UK Hotels

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.

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Noel Arms Classic, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Noel Arms Classic, Chipping Campden Gloucestershire Cotswolds, UK Hotels

Chipping Campden is one of the most famous and best-loved towns in the Cotswolds.

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The Kings Arms, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

The Kings Arms, Chipping Campden Gloucestershire Cotswolds, UK Hotels

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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Old Photographs

All images are reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection. All photographs can be purchased by clicking on the image

Chipping Campden, The Eight Bells 1958.  (Neg. C335041)   Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2006. Chipping Campden, Church Street and the Almshouses c1935.  (Neg. C335005)   Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2006. Chipping Campden, High Street c1955.  (Neg. C335024)   Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2006.

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