Lechlade in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds

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Lechlade in Gloucestershire

Lechlade-on-Thames in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds

Lechlade is a small market town on the southern borders of the Cotswolds where the rivers Coln and Leach join the Thames, and Inglesham, just above Lechlade, marks the head of its navigation.

Lechlade Bridge  

Lechlade is a town busy with the comings and goings of pleasure boats. There are two fine bridges, the 18th century Ha'penny Bridge with its little square toll house overlooking the boatyard at the southern end the Lechlade, and St John's Bridge, dating from as early as 1228, in meadows well to the south-east.

In summer many boats moor on the river banks between the two bridges and there is a busy Riverside Parking and Leisure Area just upstream from Ha'Penny Bridge, and reached from the A361 to its south. Tourists can hire boats from the Riverside Boatyard.

There are several places to eat including pubs.

Lechlade makes an ideal base for touring the southern Cotswolds and is also only 20 miles west of Oxford.

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Lechlade Accommodation

Lechlade Hotel Accommodation

The Crown Inn, Lechlade  

The Crown Inn, Lechlade

We are pleased to be able to offer brand new en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation at The Crown Inn. Three newly built rooms enjoy a peaceful spot away from the pub, with views of the garden. A full English or Continental breakfast is included. Treat yourself to a weekend break at the Crown Inn.

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

Lechlade Attractions

Attractions within a short distance of Lechlade include:

Cotswold Wildlife Park
Filkins Woollen Weavers
Kelmscott Manor
The Blue Cross Animal Adoption Centre

Lechlade Accommodation

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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