Chipping Campden is one of the most beautiful ancient Cotswold market towns, situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The buildings are of mellow, honey coloured stone and the surrounding countryside is breathtaking. The town is associated with the Arts and Crafts movement and offers a wide range of attractions for visitors, including medieval architecture, historic gardens and monuments, regular markets and unique shops. There are also numerous beautiful, quaint little villages waiting to be explored within a short drive.
Cultural events are held throughout the year, such as the Chipping Campden Music Festival, the Open Gardens weekend and the Robert Dover's Olimpick Games, described as "the first stirrings of Britain's Olympic beginnings". Stratford on Avon and Blenheim Palace, the birthplaces of Shakespeare and Churchill, are cultural gems situated nearby, as are the dreaming spires of Oxford. Cheltenham and the famous racing festival lie 15 miles away.
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock www.blenheimpalace.com Tel: +44 (0)1993 811325.
Broadway Tower - a folly overlooking Broadway with stunning views over several counties www.broadwaytower.co.uk
Chastleton House, Moreton-in-Marsh (National Trust) www.nationaltrust.org.uk Tel: +44 (0)1494 755585
Chedworth Roman Villa www.nationaltrust.org.uk Tel: +44 (0)1242 890256
Dover's Hill: A natural limestone amphitheatre and venue for the annual Cotswold Olympick Games.
Hetty Pegler's Tump, Uley www.english-heritage.org.uk
Shakespeare's Stratford Find the tourist office at Bridgefoot www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk
Snowshill Manor, Snowshill www.nationaltrust.org.uk Tel: +44 (0)1684 855376
Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe www.sudeleycastle.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1242 604357
Upton House, Edge Hill www.nationaltrust.org.uk Tel: +44 (0)1295 670266
Warwick Castle, Warwick Tel: +44 (0)870 442 2000. www.warwick-castle.co.uk
Children and Families
Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk
Miniature Village and Birdland, Bourton-on-the-Water
Cotswold Farm Park and Guiting Power www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk
Steam Railway, Toddington, Nr Winchcombe www.gwsr.com
Brailes Golf Club, Sutton Lane, Brailes, near Banbury Tel: +44 (0)1608 685633
Broadway Golf Club, Willersey Hill, Broadway, Worcs Tel: +44 (0)1386 853683
Burford Golf Club, Burford, Oxon Tel: +44 (0)1993 822583
Chipping Norton Golf Club, Southcombe, Chipping Norton Tel: +44 (0)1608 642383
Naunton Down Golf Club, Naunton, Near Cheltenham Tel: +44 (0)1451 850091
at Willersey Stables, Willersey Road Farm, near Badsey Tel: +44 (0)1386 858189
Royal Shakespeare Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Tel: +44 (0)1789 403403 www.rsc.org.uk
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton
Apollo Theatre, Oxford
Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Theatre Royal, Bath