A small market town in the north of the Cotswolds, Chipping Campden was once a rich wool trading centre, famous throughout Europe. Today it is notable for its elegant terraced high street dating back to the 14th century with its fabulous restaurants, specialist shops and traditional pubs.
It is not hard to see why Chipping Campden is a popular tourist destination. Chocolate box cottages with thatched roofs are in abundance and the High Street is lined with honey coloured limestone the Cotswolds is so famous for. This lovely town oozes history and character.
Every summer, Chipping Campden becomes the host to the Cotswold Olimpick Games, a championship of rural games including shin kicking! Set on Dover’s Hill it provides a wonderful setting with extensive views over the Vale of Evesham. Even if the thought of participating and having your shins kicked doesn’t appeal, the bands, bonfire, fireworks and dance displays may be more attractive!
Nearby, those of us with green fingers will be pleased to hear that there are a couple of particularly famous gardens. Hidcote Manor Garden and Snowshill Manor and Gardens are both owned by the National Trust but have their own distinctive style.
Cotswold cottages we have located in Chipping Campden and the nearby area:
Wolds End House in Chipping Campden (Sleeps 8)
Elkstones in Chipping Campden (Sleeps 10)
Orchard End in Darlingscott, near Chipping Campden (Sleeps 3)
Twine Cottage in Chipping Campden (Sleeps 2) and one dog is welcomed