Moreton in the Marsh Travel Guide

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    Moreton main street
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    Coaching inn with archway
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    Wide main street
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Moreton in the Marsh Things to Do

  • Take a walk

    The town is pretty and offers a lot of distractions. There are various shops and cafés and side streets to be explored. Parking on High Street can become scarse.

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  • Toll notice

    On the wall under the Curfew Tower you can see an old wooden notice displaying the tolls (payments) required for setting up a market stall in Moreton.

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  • The Curfew Tower

    This is probably the oldest building in the centre of Moreton. Dating from the 17th century it still has its curfew bell (1633).'Curfew' was the time when everyone had to be inside their own house, and the bell was rung to warn them of this. Being outside after curfew carried heavy penalties.

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  • The Market Hall

    Although it looks old, the Redesdale Market Hall is actually Victorian (1837-1901) and built in the 'Tudor' style.It was designed by Sir Ernest George, and built in 1887 from the local honey-coloured limestone. It has four arches which originally formed an arcade, but are now filled in.The Redesdales were a wealthy local family, who were...

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  • Drive through the Cotswolds

    The pittoresque straw thatched roofed houses are best seen by driving around the area through various villages. It would be a shame not to see them.

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  • Market Day

    Moreton-In-Marsh has a Market Day once a week on Tuesday's, where vendors set up all up and down the street selling their wares. It is fun and you can get some really great deals. You can barter with them, and usually get a better deal than what they are asking. You will find candies, leather goods, purses, books, movies, fish, produce, pet...

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Moreton in the Marsh Restaurants

  • Very rude management, dirty tables, give...

    Give this shop a miss, plenty more to choose from. We were on a coach day out and only had 3 hours to explore, eat and shop. Sat nearly 15 minutes before served. My friend asked for Lasagne and told none at 12 noon as sold out day before??? I asked for soup and bread as advertised and requested brown, told no bread but roll. After 30 minute wait my...

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  • Unnecessarily rude management

    Food was actually quite nice and typical of it's setting, however,when taking family to the Cotswolds for the weekend, I had hoped for a nicer experience to finish our Sunday. Upon a spider crawling from my dads salad, a waitress quickly whisked the plate away for managements information. Upon nobody returning to our table, we asked whether we were...

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  • Excellent pasty, even better lardy cake.

    They do home-made soup, and meals such as lasagne, as well as a range of sandwiches, baguettes, pasties etc.And cakes too. Try the lardy cake (not actually made with lard any more), a traditional cake of this area. 30 miles up the road, in Leicestershire, we don't have it. It's a southern English cake really. Very good bakery (bakes its own), one...

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  • Yummy snacks!

    This Tea Room has very lovely decorations inside, for one there are lots of tea pots. I don't remember what I ate but it was yummy. They also serve the traditional afternoon teas.

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  • one of at least 4 tea shops in town

    A nice place to sit and sip. My husband thought the Market House had the best scones of any place on our two week trip. Their scones are wonderful. The "Pago" Backcurrant juice is not to be past up either, expecially if the day is too warm for hot tea. But my favorite thing on the menu is their lemon pie (with/ or without warm custart sauce!)

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  • Friendly Service, Great Food!

    Ask Restaurant has a nice variety of Italian food as wall as an assortment of pizzas'. The service here was excellent. They were very friendly, attenteive, and the food was delicious. We had one of their pizza's with black olives, pepperoni, and tomatoes. With salads and an order of garlic bread. It was all really tasty!

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  • when you gotta have pizza or pasta

    With all the tea houses, pubs, sometimes someone just wants pizza or pasta. Then it is the ASK chain restaurant to the rescue.Not bad and the fact Moreton-in-Marsh has one seems to say the village is not just a theme park for tourists like me.

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  • fine dinning

    While the outside suggests a pub, and indeed there is a pub, there is also nice, fine dinning after 6:30 in the evening. delious tomato basil soupvery nice fried haddock & chipsfantastic venison

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  • More than a Tea House

    They say it is a tea house, and it is, but they are also open some evenings serving wonderful full meals. It is just the best unfussy, good food place I can think of, old fashion but still very real. Scampi sauted with garlic, served complete with finger bowl, because shelling is messy but worth it.Cakes, cakes, and more cakes.

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Moreton in the Marsh Transportation

  • Two Wheelin'

    You can hire a bicycle at the train station. There is a little shop there that has them for rent. They even have some with baskets and trailers. One of the guys there for the safety trip got tired of trying to get a taxi and just rented one of them, threw his luggage in the back and took off!

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  • Strolling thru Moreton-In-Marsh

    While in Moreton-In-Marsh, I really enjoyed just strolling leasurly through the little town, taking my time and enjoying my surroundings. We were staying just outside of town at the Fire Service Station, where my husband was attending some re-certification classes. So it was a pretty nice walk into the town center. We would sometimes walk into town...

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  • Taxi, Maybe?

    You can get a taxi here, but it isn't the easiest of task sometimes. You really only would need one if you are staying in the outskirts of town or a neighboring one. They basically work when they want to here. So you may have to call around a bit. Sometimes it is just easier to walk.Cotswold Country CarsLongbarn LongboroughMoreton-In-Marsh...

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Moreton in the Marsh Shopping

  • A gift or a souvenir

    This shop was a plesant surprise and we spent quite a while in their and came away with purchases. The gift I bought was in the end for myself :)) And I had a hard time not to buy more.

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  • Find a trinket...

    There is a small entry fee on entering the hall. A sign outside tells you if the fair is on. The antics, fleamarket and local crafts fair is well worth a visit.

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  • Market Day Tuesday

    Every Tuesday Moreton-In-Marsh has a Market Day. The vendors start setting up the night before for a day of selling their wares. It is the largest in Cotswald. You can find all kinds of items for sale at this outdoor street market. Candies, books, music, movies, leather goods, clothing, purses, produce, meats, fish, pet supplies, shoes, etc. It is...

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Moreton in the Marsh Local Customs

  • Ice Cream Street Vendor

    Doesn't it look lovely?I did not sample -- really.We also saw a similar vendor in Broadway as the bus passed through on one of our outings.

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  • To market, to market to buy . . .

    Tuesday is Market Day in Moreton. Starts early in the morning (they begin setting up stalls Monday night) and merchants are packing up by 3 ish on Tuesday.On a warm summer day I would certainly want to buy the meat or fish EARLY.

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Moreton in the Marsh Warnings and Dangers

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    by clws Written Sep 15, 2005

    Taxi's seem to be hard to come by in Moreton-In-Marsh. We were told that there are usually some waiting when you get to the Train Station. When we arrived, the train station was closed, and there weren't any taxi's. We did however find a list posted for Taxi's and proceeded to call down the list. A lot of them there wasn't an answer or they weren't running that day. Finally the last number on the list, someone answered and said they would be there soon. Soon turned out to be 45 minutes later. Seems we were one of the very few to get a taxi that day. Most everyone else had to trek it to the Fire Service College with their heavy luggage, whice was a pretty good trek to the outskirts of town. So when arriving, have plenty of coins for the phone and a lot of patience.

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Moreton in the Marsh What to Pack

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    by clws Written Sep 15, 2005

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Clothing that you can layer, so that you can add or remove when neccessary. A nice pair of comfortable shoes for walking.

    Photo Equipment: Be sure and bring your camera, plenty of film or a nice size memory card, and batteries.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A nice lightweight rain jacket for those rainy or drizzly days and an umbrella.

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