This summer a beautiful weekend was spent in Cotswolds listed as an area of outstanding beauty (ANOB). The location is ideal just a short drive from London and for us from Hertfordshire.
This is my second visit, during our first visit crica 2013 Gloucester was the base and this time Chipping Campden was chosen as the base.
Chipping Campden is close to some of the beautiful spots and the main reason for the visit was to visit the lavender farms in Snowshill more about it here.
For a beautiful view of rolling hills from the tower and some scrumptious food at the café.
For More info on Broadway Tower visit the Website here
St Edwards Church
You don’t have to go all way to New Zealand for the hobbit’s door you can spot one right here at Stow-on-the-Wold. It is so magical, while you are here don’t forget to try some handmade fudge in the town and do check out the antique store and charity shops there you may never know what treasures you will find.
A view from one of the stores in the town centre a secret garden.
Address – St Edwards Church 2 Crossways House the Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1AB
If you are looking to get away from the tourist groups or crowd I would suggest you to visit the ruins of Hailes Abbey founded in 1246 by the Earl of Cornwall a centre of monastic life where monks lived for three centuries now a peaceful place to collect your thoughts.
Bourton on the Water
Bourton on the water also known as the Venice of the Cotswolds is charming little town for a stroll along the water, a great spot for families. You can spend a couple of hours or even a day here if you have the time. Dotted alongside the river you can find many pubs, antique stores if you walk a little further there is a beautiful pottery studio. There is something for everyone here. Tip: the place gets really crowded in summer so plan accordingly.
I visited Arlington Row Bibury in 2013 but I wanted to visit again but when we arrived the place was so packed with no parking space this warrants for another trip in the future.