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Stow-on-the-Wold is a charming market town in the Cotswolds, with a large and lively market square and a fine reputation for some of Britain’s best antique shops.
It’s also home to some delightful Cotswold pubs so it really does have something to offer everybody.
Whether you want to relax in one of the local tearooms or explore famous filming locations, Stow-on-the-Wold has something for everyone.
For ideas on what to get up to during your stay, here are 8 things to do in Stow-on-the-Wold and surrounding areas…
Stow-on-the-Wold has a vast Market Square, certainly one to be proud of.
Go and soak up the atmosphere on a lively Saturday afternoon and see the ancient cross that stands at one end and the medieval town stocks which stand at the other.
This church is famed for its tree-framed doorway; it’s a beautiful architectural gem and a great place for those who take an interest in history or stained glass designs.
Stow-on-the-Wold is a fantastic place to eat out, especially if you are looking for a light bite during the late afternoon.
Tea rooms are abundant in this market town and some of the finest tea rooms include Lucy’s Tearoom, Huffkins and Cotswold Garden Tearoom.
And you mustn’t forget to visit The Old Bakery for some of the best cream scones around.
Cricket fans will love the Cotswold Cricket Museum located on Sheep Street.
It houses a large collection of artefacts from around the world which tell the story of the sport’s most successful cricket personalities.
There are several famous gardens which are worth visiting, all less than half an hour away from Stow-on-the-Wold centre.
The areas surrounding Stow-on-the-Wold have played host to some of the most spectacular TV and film locations of our time.
Less than 50 minutes away is Gloucester Cathedral (location for Harry Potter).
Just 16 minutes up the road is Snowshill (the location for Bridget Jones’ Diary).
Or, just half an hour’s drive away is Cheltenham Town Hall (location for Pride and Prejudice).
Naunton Downs offers a fantastic 18 hole 71 par golf course, which is open to visitors as well as members.
Located in the stunning countryside between Stow-on-the-Wold and Burton-on-the-Water, Naunton Downs Golf Club will be a scenic retreat for avid golfers.
Weekly passes are available for visitors.
It offers charming shops and cafes and has some great tourist attractions such as Batsford House, St. David’s Church and The Curfew Tower.
There are so many things to do in Stow-on-the-Wold. Start planning your visit with one of these fantastic Stow-on-the-Wold activities above.
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