Lygon Arms Hotel
High Street, Chipping Campden, GL55 6HB, United Kingdom
More about Chipping Campden
The views from Broadway Tower
Hidecote Manor Gardens
Chipping Campden Market Hall
Travel Tips for Chipping Campden
Strolling along the main street is a recommended activity here. It has a slight curve so you're never quite sure of what may lay ahead and so much of it is interesting. I wished that I had allocated more time here as it wasn't until I reached the church on my way out that I started to really delve into the history of the place. With so much of it well preserved, I recommend that you do some more research than I did before you arrive to get the full understanding of Chipping Campden.
Hidcote's beautiful neighbour!
Kiftsgate Court Gardens
Kiftsgate Court Gardens is a series of interconnecting gardens each with its distinct character and secrets.
The garden is the creation of three generations of women gardeners. Started by grandmother Heather Muir in the twenties, continued by mother Diany Binny from 1950 and now looked after by Anne Chambers and her husband, plus a little help from their children.
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6LN
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The is the most fabulous palace in all of England, or so I'm told...and the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The grounds are fabulous and enormous and the tour of the castle is free!! The Duke of Marlborough is actually still in residence. There is a beautiful lake with an awesome bridge, a boathouse, a waterfall, and much more. You can spend a full day here I'm sure. There is a restaurant and gift shop.
The colour of Chipping Campden
All through my trip to England I kept noticing beautiful splotches. Different hues flashed before me, some signifying flowers, others autumn tones or, as the first shot shows, simply looking in a shop window in the High Street.
The second is another classic autumn red and the third an atypical fall tree, brimming with yellow beside the church.
St Catharine's Roman Catholic Church
The Catholic Church of St Catharine was built in 1891 in the Victorian Gothic style, but with some arts and crafts touches, e.g. woodwork, carving, stained glass windows. The land for the site was provided by the 3rd Earl of Gainsborough, Charles William Francis Noel, whose father had converted to Catholicism, so there was a need for a Catholic church in Chipping Campden. The architect was William Lunn of Malvern. The church boasts beautiful stained glass windows made by Paul Woodroffe.
The Church and its school run by nuns played an important role after World War II when there were many displaced Polish families living nearby at the Springhill National Hostel for displaced persons. Hidden up a lane behind the church are some sad Polish graves of those who did not live to see Poland free.
I wish to thank Carol Jackson of the Cadhas Archive Room Team for information on this church.
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