Chipping Campden Travel Guide
Things to Do
Stunning thatched cottages, lovely main street, history
Not many restaurant choices.
In a nutshell
A nice little neighborhood.
THATCHED ROOF ORNAMENT'S
Another Cotswold Village, and more thatched roof Cottages.I wandered around, enjoying these beautiful home's, and then I noticed these were a little different.Located on top of the roof on several home's, were thatched Bird's!I wondered what the purpose was, just for show or...
Hidecote Manor Gardens
Just 3 miles east of Chipping Campden is Hidecote Manor Gardens, a National Trust site but well worth a visit if you a keen gardener or garden lover. There are extensive gardens that will take a couple of hours to get around and appreciate.Originally the work of American...
Just a couple of miles south of Chipping Camden is the interesting and picturesque little village of Blockley, often overlooked by its more famous (and prettier) neighbours, Chipping Camden and Broadway. Its worth a detour though as its another Cotswold village with its own...
St. James Church
Visibly from nearly everywhere, St. James Church towers impressively on top of a hill in the middle of Chipping Campden. The church was built from the 13th century on on the site of a former Norman church. It is a good example for England's Perpendicular style which was...
Chipping Campden's High Street is the place to be. The street is lined with typical Cotswolds houses which appear very neat and original. This is due to the Campden Trust, a lobby group that aims to preserve the local properties as beautiful as possible. Therefore,...
Just 2 miles west of Chipping Camden is the 18th century folly of Broadway Tower. One of the highest points on the Cotswolds the views are truly outstanding here. The tower is part of a country park that includes a herd of deer. You can enter the tower for a fee but the...
Hidcote Manor Garden
This is one of England's great gardens. It is actually more like a complex of several garden areas in one location, each section with its own personality. Tall hedges and walls separate the gardens into what seem like rooms full of different textures and colors. Some are...
Tour of the Cotswolds
We just returned from a trip to London. We wanted to go to the Cotswolds, but we didn't want to relocate, so we made a day trip. We took a train from Paddington Station to Cheltonham Spa, about two hours. There we were met by David Walker...
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...
The house on the hill
We were on our way out, heading north to Dethick in the Peak District but, in usual Ian Smith can't-go-past-anything-remotely-interesting-without-taking-a-picture mode, I stopped. Actually, I knew I was going to stop some minutes before. Any church with a steeple that stood...
1 Review and 353 Opinions During a recent trip to the Cotswolds, I stayed briefly in Chipping Campden. Having seen much of the...
Volunteer Inn?????: Good Pub Grub
For the life of me I can't remeber the name of the pub, but it is on High St. and/or Park Rd and it has a large sign with a red coated soldier on it. I think it's The Volunteer Inn, but not sure.Otherwise a typical pub, friendly waitperson, reasonable prices. And of course,...
Red Lion: Good pub and restaurant in town
The Red Lion is a good and popular place in Chipping Campden. The building, like pretty much all of them in town, is historic and very charming. The interior has fireplaces and an comfortable, old feel to it. There is also a good sized patio in the back to enjoy a beer on a...
Ebrington Arms: Great pub and restaurant
The Ebrington Arms is a charming and welcoming restaurant & pub near Chipping Campden. It was recommended to us by our B & B owners, who are frequent visitors there. During our stay in the area we went here for two meals, plus once during the day to get out of the rain. The...
The Red Lion: Good pub
This is one of a few small pubs located on High Street in Chipping Campden. Of the couple I went to, this was my favourite. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, good food and good beer.
I had a burger on ciabatta bread with chips and a salad. Very good. To drink I had an "Old...
Eight Bells: Pub Eating
We ate in the pub of the Eight Bells. It was quite cozy in there. I had the special "Beef Stroganoff", it was kinda grisly. My husband had the "Bangers and Mash" and said it was really good. This is come as you are dress. There is also a proper dining room in the Eight...
Huxley's has a nice and cozy atmosphere. The staff are friendly and the food was delicious. The restaurant opens at 7pm. Reservations are suggested, but if you're lucky, like we were, you can get in early without one. The dress is nice casual or nice.
Lygon Arms Pub: People watching
There is not much going on in this little town at night. Might as well go have a drink and people watch in this comfortable little pub. It's a bit ratty if you look close but a comfortable and friendly place to have a drink or something to eat.
Dress Code: Come as you are.
Written Oct 29, 2006
Address: Chipping Campden
Like many English towns, Chipping Campden has its War Memorial in the form of a stone cross. Such crosses were erected to commemorate those who fought and died in WWI, but after WWII many of them began to commemorate also the soldiers and victims of that war. We can just hope the list of casualties of war will not have to be extended any further.
Incidentally, the cross marks the start/finishing point of the famous Cotswold Way from Chipping Campden to Bath, a hundred miles in all, quite a challenge for hikers.
Updated Sep 4, 2006
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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...
The High Street
Chipping Campden is often labelled the 'flower of the villages of all England'. Though the actual quote is not a modern one it certainly has some claims to that title.Truly unspoilt, it has many beautiful buildings and an impressive mostly 15th-century church, though bits of...
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