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Chipping campden

Things to do around the Chippen campden area.
We will be staying in this town with our 2 school aged sons for 2 days. Would like recommendations on what see/do/eat. Thank you! You guys are always so helpful!

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Chipping Campden (Chipping is an ancient word for market)

The Old Market

Hidcote

Kiftsgate

Broadway Tower

Snowshill

Broadway

Dovers Hill (famous for the Cheese Rolling)

Snowshill Lavender

Cotswold Farm Park

all a few minutes away with a car (will you have a car?)

A little further, but not far,

Musical machines at Northleach

Lower Slaughter

Upper Slaughter

Bourton on the Water

A Beesting at Huffkins in Stow on the Wold

and a hundred other fun things

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I thought Nigel would have mentioned the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire steam railway at Broadway
see www.gwsr.com
An interesting spot in Chipping Camdpen is the Polish plot in the small cemetery near the Catholic Church. They were displaced people after WW2 from the nearby camp at Northwick Park. This was an American military hospital during the war. The huts still remain much as they were and is now an industrial estate..You can drive round and there is a memorial grotto
In the town itself you can visit the historical silversmiths of Harts
see www.hartsilversmiths.co.uk
There is also a small public garden, Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden in the town on the main road heading north. Ernest Henry (Chinese) Wilson was a noted plant hunter and collector of the last century

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Nigel already mentioned Broadway.
But I will say, have a walk around lovely Broadway, eat lunch at the Broadway Deli on the High Street. Go through the shop to the back terrace, be seated at a table and order delicious sandwiches.

After you've had enough of Broadway, hop in the car and travel south to Winchcombe, about 8 miles south.

See Sudeley Castle there, which is a fortified manor house.
It has a long history, dating back to the Tudors and long before that.
One of Henry the 8th's wives is buried here; Queen Katherine Parr, the last and surviving wife.
https://sudeleycastle.co.uk/
See its history, here:
https://sudeleycastle.co.uk/history
Book tickets at the website I have given above.

After you finish at Sudeley, have a look around Winchcombe.
There are several good pubs there where you could have dinner before heading back to Chipping Campden.

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Not far from Winchcombe is Belas Knap a Neololithic long barrow
Its a bit of an up hill walk from the road from a spot overlooking Sudeley Castle
see www.english-heritage.org.uk
The ruins of Hailes Abbey are also very close to Winchcombe. This is another English Heritage site

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yvette, sounds like you’ll need more than two days there, lol. So many fun and interesting choices.

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Totally vote for a stop to see Hallies Abbey. Came upon it by chance when staying in Winchcombe. Was driving to the Plough Inn at Ford for lunch. Pleasant surprise.

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A further couple of miles on from Winchcombe from Hailes Abbey is Stanway House and Fountain. It claims to be the highest gravity fed fountain in the world. It only operates at set hours.
see www.stanwayfountain.co.uk
A further couple on miles on again is the Cotswold Stone village of Stanton with The Mount pub selling the local Donnington beer.