If you are staying in Chipping Campden, then once you have explored the high street & delicious eateries you may want to travel a little further with us on a Cotswold tour.
Chipping Campden is a super popular location for those wishing to stay a few nights in a historic market town. You have a selection of small museums, an outstanding wool church & the famous market hall. The town is also connected to the Arts & Crafts movement & as been popularised by the famous American travel writer Rick Steves.
Our Famous Cotswolds tour is the perfect compliment to your stay in Chipping Campden. The reason for this is that all the locations we visit on the Famous Cotswolds Tour are located away from Chipping Campden & not easily reached by public transport. The Famous Cotswolds Tours visit the beautiful riverside villages of Upper & Lower Slaughter along with Bourton on the Water, which is a perfect stop for morning coffee or a pastry in one of the bakeries. Over lunch we head to the highest market town in the Cotswolds, Stow on the Wold. Stow, has a fabulous selection of eateries along with lots of little shops to explore. Then in the afternoon we head to our secret village & then into the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, so guests can see the fairy-tale thatched cottages.
This market town is steeped in history & what was magical a few weeks ago was having a guest on tour from the States who had linked her family history back over 200 years to Chipping Campden, where one of her descendants had lived & worked as a stone mason.
As the name suggests "Chipping" means market or market place in olde English, you have the beautiful market hall that dates back to 1627, now owned & maintained by the National Trust. The gentle curving high street has a fantastic selection of buildings, one of our favourites Grevels House dating back to 1380! Chipping Campden was one of the most important of the medieval wool towns & the money created from the wool industry is evident in the impressive St James church.
Cotswold Tour from Stow on the Wold:
If you want to book a Cotswolds tour from Chipping Campden, then Cotswolds Guided Tours is the perfect option for you. We provide a free collection & return service from this location & can even carry your luggage on the minibus. So don't delay, book your Cotswolds Guided Tour today.
If you would like to stay in Chipping Campden, there is a great selection of hotels & bed & breakfasts to choose from, below is a list of some that our guests have enjoyed. We would always recommend checking the latest reviews online before you book:
The Kings Hotel: 'The Kings Hotel is a charming 18th century town house and wedding venue boasting distinctive and stylish accommodation. Sympathetic and careful renovation means you can enjoy all the modern day comforts you need, yet still soak up the character and history of a Cotswold stone building'. (14 rooms in main hotel & 5 separate cottage rooms)
The Old Bakehouse: 'A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at The Old Bakehouse B&B. Thought to be one of the oldest houses in Chipping Campden and dating back over 600 years The Old Bakehouse has been home to the Gabb family for over 95 years.' With two ensuite rooms, this is a perfect small bed & breakfast.
The Noel Arms: 'one of the oldest Cotswold inns and steeped in history. They even say that Charles II stayed here during the English Civil War.' Each of the 28 en-suite bedrooms at the Noel Arms Hotel combines antique furnishings with stylish and simple decoration'
Badgers Hall: Beautiful building made of 'Cotswold stone dating from the 15th century with mullioned windows and exposed beams. Badgers Hall is best described as the quintessential English Guest House offering traditional Bed and Breakfast accommodation.