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Holidays in Broadway

A quintessentially English village in the heart of the Cotswolds

UK | South West | Cotswolds | Broadway
Broadway High Street

Known as one of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, Broadway is the type of place that you will never want to leave. Within driving distance to the majestic city of Oxford and the elegant towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester, it is the perfect base to explore this beautiful area.

The high street is the centre of village life, with lots of little shops and galleries lining the main street, where beautiful horse chestnut trees shadow the wide road leading up to the hills beyond. The period buildings are a gentle honeycomb hue that change colour through the light of the day – you will truly feel as though you have been transported back to another century.

Have a day out at the National Trust property, Snowshill Manor which is full to the brim with gorgeous items collected over the years by Charles Wade. Explore the gardens and then stop off for a scrumptious cream tea in the tearoom. Not far away in Winchcombe, Sudeley Castle will entice you in with its rich history. It was once owned by Sir Tomas Seymour who married Catherine Parr, the sixth wife and widow of Henry VIII. She is buried in the chapel, one of the only remaining parts of the old building.

Broadway Tower

For a look at one of England’s finest Jacobean houses, visit Chastleton House where you can tour the house then wander around the stunning topiary in the gardens. There are also many other beautiful castles and homes to visit in the area including Warwick Castle, Charlcote Park and Shakespeare’s birthplace where all the rooms have been recreated to reflect the 16th century.

Perched atop an ancient beacon site, the imposing Broadway Tower is a unique historic monument which has a museum spread over three floors. The second highest point in the Cotswolds and sweetly known as ‘the Highest Little Castle in the Cotswolds’, you can see up to 16 counties from the top of the Tower!

“Known as the ‘Show Village of England’, you couldn’t visit a more typical English village”

If you are green fingered, you will especially love walking around the contrasting rooms of the enchanting gardens of Hidcote Manor. Painswick Rococo Gardens is also lovely as are the two Arboretums in the area. There are also around 3000 miles of public footpaths in the Cotswolds, including hundreds of walks and trails, notably the Cotswold Way which takes in many picturesque villages on the way. There are some wonderful places to eat and not only do they offer great cuisine, they are set in beautiful old Cotswold buildings. The Lygon Arms Broadway Great Hall and Bar, Barrington’s Brasserie and Buckland Manor are just a few to try. There are also a selection of sweet little tearooms, delis, cafes and pubs – you really need to stay for months in Broadway to sample them all!

While you’re there

Blenheim Palace

One of England's most recognisable stately homes, it hosts many interesting events throughout the year and is the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

The Gordon Russell Museum

This popular museum celebrates the furniture designer Sir Gordon Russell MC, influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement.

The Children's Activity Park

The Children’s Activity Park is brilliant for little ones with three acres of playtime for all ages.

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