The honey-colored cottages, tearooms and charming pubs of Stow-on-the-Wold hark back to earlier days in England. The picture-perfect village sits high on a mound overlooking the Cotswolds countryside where grand manors and manicured gardens await.
Things to do in Stow-on-the-Wold
Get lost in the narrow alleyways of Stow-on-the-Wold. Stop for a classic cream tea and home-baked cake at Lucy’s Tearoom or tuck into a hearty British roast at The Old Stock Inn. Hunt for classic books at The Borzoi Bookshop or browse for treasured antiques and vintage fashion at Powder Cashmere.
Are you a “Lord of the Rings” fan? Don’t miss St. Edward’s Church, an architectural gem that inspired the Doors to Durin in Tolkien's world-famous novels. The enchanting north entrance is flanked by two 700-year-old trees. Don’t miss the Old Market Square, where weekly fairs have been held since 1107.
Craft beer connoisseurs should visit Cotswold Brewing Company. Tour the traditional Bavarian brewing rooms and sample a range of local lagers, ales and ciders. Those with a sweet tooth can calm their cravings at Cotswolds Sweet Company, where handmade fudge and traditional truffles await.
Take a thrilling journey through time at the Cotswold Motoring Museum, which showcases the history of British automobiles in the 20th century. Take a nostalgic look at a rare collection of vintage vehicles, old-fashioned toys and precarious motorcycles. In addition to classic car memorabilia, you can find “Brum” from BBC’s famous TV show.
Getting around Stow-on-the-Wold
The best way to see Stow-on-the-Wold is on foot, while tours, buses and rental cars are available for exploring the Cotswolds. Birmingham International Airport is one hours’ drive or a three-hour train ride away. Trains from major cities arrive at nearby Moreton-in-Marsh, just a 10-minute taxi from town.