Stow-on-the-Wold is a delightful, small, market town which epitomises the Cotswold type.
Within Stow-on-the-Wold is an excellent selection of first class restaurants, brasseries, small coffee shops and old pubs – including the oldest Inn in England. Around the ancient market square you will find an ancient cross, fascinating old buildings, the original town stocks and alleyways to explore.
Stow-on-the-Wold boasts a modern large 24 hr supermarket along with a number of superb delicatessens, butcher, baker and organic shops. This small Cotswold town is perhaps best known for the many antique shops and art galleries and you are sure to find lovely and original items in the gift shops. All are within 2-4 minutes of Lilac Cottage.
Getting to Stow-on-the-Wold
Stow is very well connected, being 80 mins by train to London Paddington from Kingham Station which is only 5 miles away, less than an hour from Birmingham and 90 mins from London Heathrow Airport by car. It has a good range of public transport and is only 20 mins by car from Shakespeare’s Stratford, 25 mins from the elegant Regency Spa town of Cheltenham, 30mins from Oxford and 60 mins from Bristol, Bath and Wales. Warwick castle and Blenheim palace, together with numerous National Trust properties are within easy reach. Closer to hand, Stow is a few minutes’ drive from the most famous Cotswold villages such as the Slaughters, the Swells, Bourton-on-the-Water and the famous Tuesday market at Morton-in-Marsh.