Chipping Campden

About the Area

Chipping Campden, a beautiful Market Town, described by the historian G.M. Trevelyan as having ‘the most beautiful village street now left on our Island’

Chipping Campden is a 7 mile scenic drive from Broadway. This delightful Market Town sits atop of the Cotswold Hills but ‘tucked away’ in a valley, surrounded by rolling hills which offer the most stunning views. It is a sanctuary for tourists, walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

The area is surrounded by the picturesque villages of Broad Campden, Blockley (with its mill stream, and where the famous ‘Father Brown’ tv series is filmed), Paxford, Draycott, Aston Magna, Charingworth, Ebrington, the Hidcotes, and in the lea of the rolling hills, the lovely village of Ilmington. And closer to the Vale of Evesham, Aston Subedge, Saintbury and Mickleton.

Chipping Campden’s famous High Street dates from the 14th century and in the Middle Ages enjoyed the patronage of wealthy wool merchants. The High Street is lined with grade 1 and grade 2 terraced houses, antique and independent shops, all built in local Cotswold stone. Halfway along the High Street is the Market Hall, over 400 years old, and at the end of the High Street towers St. James’ Church, one of the finest ‘wool’ churches in England.

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M5 Motorway – 20 miles
M42 Motorway – 33 miles

Birmingham Airport – 39 miles
East Midlands Airport – 68 miles

Moreton in Marsh Railway Station – 7 miles
Honeybourne Railway Station – 5 miles

Blockley village church, Gloucestershire, England

Blockley Village

Blockley is nestled in rolling hills with stunning countryside, six miles from Broadway, two miles from Chipping Campden and three miles from Moreton in Marsh (and its main line station to Oxford, London and Worcester).

In the 18th and 19th century Blockley was famous for producing silk, using water from the local brook which weaves along the edge of the village. Today, the village is famous as the location for the filming of the Father Brown TV series. Blockley with a population of 1,067 is a delightful, peaceful and unspoilt village. The church of St. Peter and St. Paul dominates the village, and from the church the narrow High Street weaves through terraced houses and cottages all built in Cotswold stone.

Blockley has two pubs, The Crown Inn and Hotel, and the Great Western Arms. There is a communal shop featuring a café, post office, newsagent and grocers. There is also an excellent restaurant. The local school is the Blockley CE Primary School. The village boasts a Sports and Social Club, a Bowls Club and children’s playpark.

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