Stow-on-the-wold Cotswald kasabalarından en güzellerinden biri. Çok küçük ve şirin. Klisesi, antikacıları arika tatlı yapan küçük kafeleri ile bu bölgenin farklı yerleşim birimlerinden biri.
Sadece iki bin kişinin yaşadığı bu kasaba bahar aylarında ise turistik anlamda kalabalıklaşıyor. St Edwards klisesi 11-15.yy arasında yapılmış. Gene aynı şekilde St Edwards merkezi ise 1800’lü yıllarda yapılmış.
Biz kısa bir süre geçirip şehrin hemen merkezindeki pub’da yemek yedik ve çok memnun kaldık. Fiyatlar bu bölgede uygun. Klasik arabaları ile gezenleri gördük.
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Stow-on-the-Wold is a small, but well-known, market town of about 2000 people set in the Cotswold Hills and near the north-east corner of the English county of Gloucestershire.
Stow-on-the-Wold lies between Bristol (50 miles), Birmingham (45 miles) and Oxford (30 miles). Set on a hill top, it stands beside the Roman Fosse Way at its junction with six other roads, and where a settlement has existed since the Iron Age.
Like many of the Cotswold towns and villages, the houses were built with the very distinctive mellow Cotswold stone from the local quarries. Many of the buildings date back to the 16th century. St Edwards Church was built between the 11th and 15th centuries, and the 88′ high tower was completed in 1447.
St Edwards Hall was built in 1878, and now houses the Public Library as well being the venue for many activities in the spacious upstairs hall. For a more historic and nostalgic railway journey, Stow-on-the-Wold is only ten miles from the steam Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway at Toddington.
For the tourist, nearby places to visit include Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, Winchcombe, Broadway, Northleach, Cirencester, Tewkesbury, Evesham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Chipping Norton, Banbury, Burford, Woodstock, Cheltenham, and the city of Gloucester.
Closest of all are the villages of Broadwell, Donnington, Longborough, Condicote, Upper and Lower Swell, Maugersbury, and Upper and Lower Oddington.
Moreton in Marsh – 15 minutes
Broadway – 15 minutes
Chipping Campden – 25 minutes
Bourton on the Water – 15 minutes
Upper and Lower Slaughter – 10 minutes
Bibury – 30 minutes
Burford – 20 minutes
Cotswolds Farm Park – 15 minutes
Chastleton House – 10 minutes