Lower Slaughter Travel Guide

  • Lower Slaughter
    by akikonomu
  • Lower Slaughter
    by akikonomu
  • Lower Slaughter
    by akikonomu

Lower Slaughter Things to Do

  • COTTAGE'S

    The Cottage's in Lower Slaughter are all built in the traditional golden cotswold stone.It looked like people took pride in their home's, the small garden's had been tended to.As I was walking along, I came across Vine cottage [see photo1], read the sign and had to laugh!Now, that is a good way to make people shut the gate!

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  • THE OLD MILL

    I walked as far as the Village went, that is where the River Eye meets the n/west corner of the Village. Heading along another track, I came upon the 19th century Flour Mill, once part of the Manor belonging to the High Sheriff of gloucestershire. The giant Waterwheel was still working. Of notice, is the tall red chimney, it really stand's out...

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  • WALK ALONGSIDE THE RIVER EYE

    This is what I enjoy, walking alongside a River also known as Slaughter Brook], where the Duck's are feeding in the water, and there are lovely Cottage's to view on either side.What is best, is I could walk down oneside, and then cross a small footbridge, and return the other side to where our car was parked. There are a few foot bridge's, so if...

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  • A walk through Lower Slaughter

    Lower Slaughter is best discovered by foot. The whole village can be seen in 20 minutes if you just rush through, but for those who want to see more, take your time. Things I liked very much in Lower Slaughter include the mill, the manor house and the Cotswolds style houses located at basically every corner.The mill is particularly interesting:...

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  • Walk to Bourton-on-the-Water

    While Lower Slaughter has a slow pace and limited options for food, etc., Bourton-on-the-Water is completely different. It is not a sleepy English village, but a tourist magnet. This town has shops, restaurants, and lots and lots of visitors. It is easy to see why it is so popular, with the beautiful river Windrush winding through town, crossed by...

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  • The Old Mill

    The Old Mill is located at the western end of the village. It was built in the nineteenth century and last used as a commercial mill fifty years ago. Now it has a tea and gift shop, which interestingly has a fine selection of Jazz CDs (the current owner of the gift shop is a jazz singer). The interior is quite pretty, with old stone walls and...

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  • Walk between the Slaughters

    For and easy venture away from the crowds and noise of cars, there is an easy walk between Upper and Lower Slaughter. It's one mile long and takes about 1/2 hour each way; less time if you walk without pausing a lot. Here's the directions:Walk through the village to the Old Mill.Take the footpath that runs along the side of the mill. Signposted...

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  • Wardens Way

    The first photo shows a plaque that indicates that Prince Charles and Princess Di walked this route and the date is indicated on the plaque. It's a poignant reminder of how, despite our wishes, life doesn't always go down the desired path.Their country home used to be just outside of Tetbury, not all that far away but, I find somewhat sadly,...

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  • The old watermill

    This little charmer is rather obviously an old mill you will think, and you'll be right.The Old Watermill at Lower Slaughter is a former corn mill, first recorded as having been on this site in the 11th century. It was re-built during the 17th century and it is these buildings that can be seen today. It last produced flour in 1958, but a continuing...

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  • Walking the walk

    Having made the decision to walk to Upper Slaughter we chanced upon a couple (pic 4) who were doing exactly the same thing and we continually overlapped as one or the other stopped to look at something or take a photo.At times the trees covered the road (pic 4 again) but at other times there were scenes of the rolling verdant fields with a manor...

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  • It's all eyes to the front(s)

    Though Lower Slaughter has only two bridges it's lovely how you can wander along Wardens Way at either end and disappear into the picturesque countryside in literally a matter of seconds.The village of Lower Slaughter is today seen, by the many tourists attracted by thepicturesque river Eye meandering through the village and the beautiful...

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  • Main Street

    Lower Slaughter and Upper Slaughter are two of the loveliest villages in the Cotwolds and are just a few miles from Stow. One might expect their names to reflect the bloody history of Stow in the Civil War but actually the name 'Slaughter' derives form the Old English word 'Slough' or 'wet land'.

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  • The mill continued

    There is a mill museum, and a riverside tea room which looks out over the mill pond. Just the exterior of the tea rooms alone is enough to tempt you inside, unless you're one who might be a trifle put off by a gargoyle sitting next to an old milk container on top of a post box but, hey, it does it for me!

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  • The Place Of Sloe Trees...

    The villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter are just 1 mile from one another.Once there was a Norman Castle situated in this area but these days, all that are gone down the history line...Snapped another house with some flowers at the front.This was my last photo in Lower Slaughter; Didn't really want to leave but Roger & Patrick assured me...

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  • Me In Lower Slaughter...

    The villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter are just 1 mile from one another.Once there was a Norman Castle situated in this area but these days, all that are gone down the history line...Patrick took a photo of me on his digital camera; Me, standing infront of a house in Lower Slaughter.Actually, I wanted to knock the door; I wanted to tell...

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  • The Place Of Sloe Trees...

    The villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter are just 1 mile from one another.Once there was a Norman Castle situated in this area but these days, all that are gone down the history line...This photo was taken on Patrick's digital camera; You could see the area better...The blue cloudy sky & the 'old' houses.

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  • The Place Of Sloe Trees...

    The villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter are just 1 mile from one another.Once there was a Norman Castle situated in this area but these days, all that are gone down the history line...Not forgeting the ducks in the Eye Stream...they look happy with tourists (which I carefully NOT to include in all my photos...) throwing foods at them...

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  • The Place Of Sloe Trees...

    The villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter are just 1 mile from one another.Once there was a Norman Castle situated in this area but these days, all that are gone down the history line...Another few houses by the Eye Stream...I just my photos as they have that dreamy feel that I want to capture...Now, you know another thing about me; That's...

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  • The Place Of Sloe Trees...

    The villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter are just 1 mile from one another.Once there was a Norman Castle situated in this area but these days, all that are gone down the history line...A house by the Eye Stream...Love the sight ! Wish I could live there; Very expensive because the materials are very fragile hence the insurance companies...

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  • The Place Of Sloe Trees...

    The villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter are just 1 mile from one another.Once there was a Norman Castle situated in this area but these days, all that are gone down the history line...Plants crawling on houses !Well, most of you guys know me by now that I just love the sights ! I thought I would capture that for my mum but now it's my...

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  • The Place Of Sloe Trees...

    The villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter are just 1 mile from one another.Once there was a Norman Castle situated in this area but these days, all that are gone down the history line...A photo of The Corn Mill taken by me...The Eye Stream running through this village...

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  • The Place Of Sloe Trees...

    The villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter are just 1 mile from one another.Once there was a Norman Castle situated in this area but these days, all that are gone down the history line...This is my favourite photo ! Flowers & plants are grown at the front porch; The door looks century old...These 'villagers' (although most of them are rich...

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  • The Place Of Sloe Trees...

    The villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter are just 1 mile from one another.Once there was a Norman Castle situated in this area but these days, all that are gone down the history line...The place is scenic enough to lure even passes-by to stop & walking around the village.This photo was taken as we were walking towards The Old Corn Mill...

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  • Place Of Sloe Trees...

    The villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter are just 1 mile from one another.Once there was a Norman Castle situated in this area but these days, all that are gone down the history line...I was not the only tourist being there...They were other people, bringing their families, their dogs, sitting on the grass, lying on the grass...Would that...

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  • Place Of Sloe Trees...

    The villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter are just 1 mile from one another.Once there was a Norman Castle situated in this area but these days, all that are gone down the history line...Another beautiful house !Always remember that you come here because you like the feel of the place, seeing the buildings, getting to know the village...You...

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  • The Place Of Sloe Trees...

    The villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter are just 1 mile from one another.Once there was a Norman Castle situated in this area but these days, all that are gone down the history line...Some of the houses have been turned into restaurants, pubs even guest houses...Some are still privately owned.

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  • The Place Of Sloe Trees...

    The villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter are just 1 mile from one another.Once there was a Norman Castle situated in this area but these days, all that are gone down the history line...We walked along the road & seeing the houses, which dated from the 15th century.Of course, these days the houses have been renovated to suit the era (blame...

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Lower Slaughter Hotels

  • Lower Slaughter Manor

    Lower Slaughter Road, Lower Slaughter, GL54 2HP, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Washbourne Court

    We just had tea & scones in this hotel but it looked fab. Definitely in the upper price scale...

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Lower Slaughter Restaurants

  • by bugbyte Updated May 1, 2005

    Wandered up to the Old Mill Cafe where we brought Ice creams. When my wife asked where the toilet was, the waiter informed us that dispite spending £6, we had not spent enough to use the toilets, and implied that we could use the toilets if we purchased mill musium tickets!

    My advice - There are many, many fine establishments within a stone's throw of Lower Slaughter, All without exception give better service.

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