The Villages Of The Cotswolds
Avening is a large village perched on a steep hillside of the Gloucestershire Avon. Formerly a cloth-making centre, the village became prosperous
during the period of the Cotswold wool trade & mills continued to produce cloth late into the twentieth century. There
have been settlements in or around the village for thousands of years & several burial chambers are situated within
walking distance of the village.
The village church is the only church in Britain to be built by a Queen. Dedicated to the Holy Rood, the church was consecrated in the presence of Queen Matilda in 1080.
During September the custom known as "Pig Face Sunday" is celebrated & is said to date back to the consecration of the church.
The village is 3 miles from Tetbury & 3 miles from Nailsworth.
Bus services connecting the village:
- 268 Gloucester-Tetbury Jackie's Coaches
- 92 Gloucester-Tetbury Stagecoach in the Cotswolds
- 92A Gloucester-Tetbury Stagecoach in the Cotswolds
Nearest rail station is Stroud
If you are visiting the village, be aware that there is only on street parking so please be respectful.
- The Bell at Avening
- The Cross Inn
- Post Office & Village Stores
- Avening Primary School
- Alfresco Cattery