Cotswold Mystery - Cotswolds Guided Tours
Cotswolds Guided Tours is based just outside Moreton in Marsh, we also collect guests staying locally in Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water & Chipping Campden. So if you are planning a north Cotswolds tour then remember to book your day trip with us. Moreton in Marsh is located within the Evenlode Valley, its original name Moreton Hen Marsh, helps to describe the area before many of the buildings appeared. With its selection of buildings located either side of the Foss Way roman road, there has been a market in the town for over 1000 years, which still takes place every Tuesday throughout the year. You have the Redesdale Market Hall, the Toll Bell located opposite, a great selection of hotels & pubs. This is the landing spot for many travellers arriving by train to the Cotswolds at the Moreton in Marsh railway station, with regular trains coming up from London Paddington via Oxford.
Cotswolds Mystery of Moreton in Marsh
There are a selection of shops along the main street & do make sure you walk down to St Davids Church, hidden behind the Manor House Hotel. One Cotswold Mystery linked to Moreton in Marsh is at the warm & welcoming pub The Bell Inn, it is said that JRR Tolkien would travel through Moreton regularly on his way to visit his brother, who owned a farm in Worcestershire. The Bell Inn was said to be the inspiration for the Prancing Pony, so if you have seen the Fellowship of the Rings, this is where Frodo & Gandelf where due to meet. If you love Lord of the Rings then do make sure you pop into the Bell Inn and have a drink before heading back on the train. Another link to Lord of the Rings is located just outside Moreton in Marsh, the Four Shires Stone, is a mark point for where four counties, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire & Oxfordshire once met. Until the boundary of Worcestershire moved in the 1930’s, now there are only three counties that meet at the Fours Shires Stone. This stone marker was believed to have been the inspiration for the Four Farthings Stone, where the Hobbits Shire is not divided into counties, but farthings.
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