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The Cotswolds - Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire is simply a perfect Cotswold town. The town's Church of St James, one of the finest in the Cotswolds, was built in the 15th century, financed by merchants who bought wool from Cotswold farmers and exported it at high profit.

The 17th century Market Hall in Chipping Campden was donated by Viscount Campden in 1627.

The oldest house in Chipping Campden is believed to be Grevel House built by William Grevel c1380. Found in the High Street, Grevel House is the oldest in a fine row of buildings, and is distinguished by a double-storey bay window.

The "Cotswold Olympicks" was founded in 1612 by Robert Dover, long before the modern Olympic Games had been established. The Cotswold version still takes place on the first Friday after the Spring Bank Holiday. The Games are held in a spectacular natural hollow on Dover's Hill above the town, from the top of which views over the Vale of Evesham can be seen on a fine day.

Chipping Campden Accommodation

Brymbo Bed and Breakfast, Chipping Campden   Brymbo Bed and Breakfast is a comfortable farm building conversion, set in tranquil surroundings in the beautiful Cotswold countryside. Situated close to Stratford upon Avon, Broadway and Chipping Campden, with easy access to Oxford and Cheltenham, it provides an ideal base for walking and touring in the Cotswolds, and visiting the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.   Visit the Brymbo Bed & Breakfast web site

Full Chipping Campden hotel, Chipping Campden bed and breakfast and Chipping Campden self catering holiday accommodation can be found on the Chipping Campden accommodation page

Cotswolds towns and villages

Bibury   Home to the famous and picturesque Arlington Row
Bourton on the Water   Bourton on the Water is sometimes known as "The Venice of the Cotswolds"
Broadway   One of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, and probably England
Burford   Burford is a beautiful town on the river Windrush
Chipping Campden   An historic town with impressive buildings such as one of the finest wool churches
Chipping Norton   The highest town in Oxfordshire and sometimes known as "The Gateway To The Cotswolds"
Cirencester   One of the oldest and most beautiful market towns in the country
Fairford   Gloucestershire town, probably most famous for being the home of RAF Fairford
Lechlade   Lechlade is a small market town on the southern borders of the Cotswolds
Moreton in Marsh   Moreton-in-Marsh is in the heart of the Cotswolds, located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode valley<
Nailsworth   Situated about 4 miles from Stroud, Nailsworth is a charming town with winding streets and a plentiful supply of nooks and crannies to explore
Northleach   A charming, under-developed Cotswold village
South Cerney   One of the largest villages in the Cotswolds
Stow-on-the-Wold   Stands along the old Roman Fosse Way on a 700 foot high hill
Stroud   The oldest market town in Gloucestershire
Tetbury   A centre for antique shops and home to The Market House built in 1655
Westonbirt   Home to the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum
Witney   Famous for Witney blankets
Woodstock   Home to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill
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