Picture-perfect towns, sweeping vistas, many footpaths, cute shops and tearooms
Probably not the hub of the Cotswolds but a must see.
Another Must See In The Cotswold !
Feel like an ice-cream?Well, in Broadway, there isn't any need to go into a shop to buy an ice-cream, as there is an Ice-cream Lady.The Lady looked lovely, dressed in a pink and white striped outfit and wearing a Boater hat. Her Trolley was painted to match, very smart!She wheeled her lovely trolley along the street, stopped, and soon was doing...more
Do you ever wonder how Town's inherit their name's?I do!Broadway is is named after it's wide main street, which is one of the longest high streets in England. This 'Broad Way', culminates in the village green, and area of lawn and seatingThe "Broadway" is lined with a mix of Tudor, Stuart and Georgian buildings, built in the picturesque...more
The Lygon Arms, located in the main street of Broadway, is a Hotel steeped in history!In the 16th century, it was known as the White Hart Inn, the owner was a Mr. White, a Wool merchant. History was made in 1651, when Oliver Cromwell stayed at the Inn the night before the Battle of Worcester, the final and decisive battle of the great Civil War,...more
On our drive around some back roads, we came across the Snowshill Lavender farm.We weren't looking for it, but as we were here, and the Lavender was in full flower, I walked to the fence to have a look.I was going to go in, but there was an admission charge, so I decided against it, as have been to one at home for free.Still, I had a good view from...more
Warwick Castle is one of the largest castles still existing in England today. It had a range of activities, ranging from a dinner party in one part of the castle, to falconry outside in the gardens. It cost 15 pounds each to enter, but you could quiet easily spend 5 or so hours inside. We lasted about 3 hours, only because we wanted to leave and...more
Willersey Hill, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7LF, United Kingdom
Good for: Solo
20 High Street, The Green, Broadway, WR12 7DT, United Kingdom
Good for: Business
The Green, 1 Cotswold Court, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7AA, United Kingdom
Good for: Solo
Broadway is a border village in Worcestershire.It started as a possesion of The Benedictine Abbey of Pershore until 1539, where it was sold by the Crown & passed into private hands.These days, Broadway attracts writers & poets to wander its beautiful cottage houses...This first photo was taken by me infront of The Lygon Arms, being tipped as the...more
Goblets recently changed ownership and is still feeling its oats, according to our B&B hosts. However, it's off to a nice re-start, and we had a very nice dinner here among the wood paneling. Service was prompt and friendly, and it wasn't too crowded on a weeknight (it's open all day long). The menu is varied, but slightly limited for...more
This is a country pub that has, like many others, opted to concentrate on food. It's table service, but the menu is chalked up on a large board each day. We went on a Sunday lunchtime, and roast beef with yorkshire pudding was available, but there was a good choice of other options. I went for duck confit and orange salad, followed by a vegetable...more
This pub is situated in the main street of Broadway, very convenient for sightseeing. It serves traditional English home cooked food but as it was too hot to eat anything we just had drinks in the bar. It was quite pleasant inside, no disturbing music and not too hot - the thick walls keep it cool.The pub offers accommodation in rooms en suite,...more
The award for the best meal I had in Britain goes to a pub in Henley but the meal I had at Garford's comes in a close second. I decided to have a bite to eat before I took on the Cotswold Way and just chose Garfords randomly. The meal was huge.Actually I couldn't eat it all. The lady there was very helpful and wrapped up the baguette for me to take...more
Broadway doesn't have much nightlife apart from the pubs which close at 11pm and the restaurants.
The nearest nightclub is 6 miles away in the town of Evesham.
Dress Code: Almost anything but I should imagine it would have to be fairly smart.
Getting to Broadway without a car may be quite a problem. Until 1960 Broadway had rail coming to it but the good times are over. The nearest station is now Moreton-in-Marsh or, if travelling from the North, Evesham. The brochure on Broadway issued by Tourist Information does not say what to do next. There are some buses going to Broadway from...more
I had heard that public transport was scarce in the Cotswolds but I didn't have any trouble getting around. I started in Stratford and took a bus to Moreton on Marsh, the fartherest I could get from there. From Moreton I wanted to go on to Bourton on the Water and had resorted on hiring a taxi. Sounds expensive but cheaper than hiring a car. I was...more
...would be by car. We came by train, however, and it wasn't all that difficult. The closest rail station to Broadway is either Evesham or Moreton-in-Marsh, both of which are reachable from major surrounding cities such as Worcester or Oxford. We came from Bath, which necessiated a few transfers, but it was a scenic ride.If you do this, you will...more
In Broadway everything is elegant, exclusive and done in style, you have 'cashmere specialists', a special tea shop, expensive hairstylists, jewellery designed specially for you, luxury handmade chocolates from an old fashioned sweet shop, a golf club, to list but a few. There are also some high class hotels and restaurants for gourmets as well as...more
I could be in trouble for putting this in Broadway, because I am not 100% certain that this is where I took the picture. However, what caught my eye was the newly-thatched roof on the shop. I had seen some men, years before in Stratford, thatching a roof but while I didnt see this being thatched or re-thatched, it was obviously newly done. This is...more
Here is Keith in a bus shelter. We were on a daytrip with our own food (that's how you can afford to travel when on four pounds an hour!) and since it was pouring down, we were lucky to find this luxurious bus shelter. Having said that, once in it, we started to feel like animals in a zoo as Volvo after Rover after Jag slowed down to stare at us!...more
I recently spent nine days in Broadway with my family. Everything was perfect except for the dense smoke and horrible odor that went on for days. I found out from a local that it may be farmers burning animal waste. It was so dense one night, that we thought it was fog until the car filled with the odor.
We were unable to hang laundry for too long when the first started up again. The rental car smelled so bad, we had to have it cleaned before returning it.
I had some friends visit for the weekend, and we could barely walk through the village without choking during the day. The nights were even worse when we wanted to open the windows.
We had hoped it was a one day event, but as it turned out, it was every single day.
If you have asthma or other breathing problems, please be aware of this. My youngest son was effected by this as was I. After doing some research, I found it's legal for them to do these fires.
The village is one of those famous for its coach loads of tourists, along with Bourton-on-the-Water, Upper Slaughter and so on...Prepare yourself for queues in shops and tea rooms...
Unique Suggestions: Enjoy the beautiful village centre, here unfortunately seen in rain :-)
Some things are just so perfect, you hate to advertise them for fear that they'll become too popular. Well, I'm taking the risk for the sake of all my VT friends. :) If you stay in Broadway, you MUST take a horse-drawn carriage ride hosted by Coach House Services. You will be carried away in a period carriage drawn by lovely horses, shown around...more
This was the best picnic lunch I've ever had...for this, we were sitting in a peaceful field next to Buckland Manor, a fine old country house near Broadway. The gourmet ingredients, including fresh local cheese, were provided by the wife of the gentleman who gave us the carriage ride around the Cotswolds.more
I liked this secret passage between the two houses in High Street very much. It reminded me of H.C. Andersen's story 'The Snow Queen' where the boy and the girl lived in houses linked by a first floor garden. I could imagine the passage being a place of secret rendezvous of young people from the neighbouring houses. I don't know but will try to...more
What's labelled as the Cotswold stone, a term that incites instant recognition of the light tan colour so common in the area, is, in fact, something called oolite which is a type of limestone.Depending on exactly where it's mined it may be a deeper or lighter hue than even other buildings in the same town.This particular building is in the upper...more
It was while we walked over to the tower that we, yet again, crossed the path of some dog walkers. This is something that the English love to do and, they have plenty of room to do it in.Frankly, if I lived over there, I would be numbered among them. So, after we'd had a chat with the dog walkers and petted their animals I thought I'd move on to...more