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History of Tetbury The first written record of Tetbury occurs in 681 AD, when Ethelred of Mercia gave 15 acres of land near ‘Tette’s monastery’ to the abbey of Malmesbury. Who Tette was we do not know for certain, but we do know that a woman of that name was abbess of a monastic settlement at...
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Malmesbury- An Introduction Atop a perfect flat hill encircled by the River Avon at the southern entrance to the Cotswolds, sits Malmesbury, said to be the oldest continually inhabited town in England. Malmesbury is rightly called the “Queen of Hilltop Towns” being England’s oldest borough with a rich history over 1000 years. Officially Malmesbury can...
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Chavenage House is an Elizabethan era manor house northwest of Tetbury, in the Cotswolds area of Gloucestershire, England. It is constructed of Cotswold stone, with a Cotswold stone tiled roof. Particularly famous features of the house are the two tapestry rooms Cromwell’s and Ireton’s Room; the Great Hall, featuring stained glass windows; the Oak Room which has elaborate 1590 panelling. There is an Edwardian wing, featuring a sprung-floored Ballroom. Close to...
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Stanton is a small village in Tewkesbury Borough, Gloucestershire, England. It is located on the edge of the Cotswolds Hills, around three miles southwest of Broadway, in the neighbouring county of Worcestershire. Although Stanton is officially in Gloucestershire, it is often erroneously attributed to Worcestershire, as Broadway is the postal town. It is near Stanway, Gloucestershire, location of Stanway house. The Cotswold Way runs through the...
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sudeley castle- Cotswolds Tours Photos
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Cotswolds, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sudeley Castle & Gardens is just eight miles from Broadway. It has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England’s past, with royal connections that stretch back over 1000 years. Today it is a much loved...
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Stanway-House in the Cotswolds
Stanway House Stanway House is an outstandingly beautiful example of a Jacobean manor house, owned by Tewkesbury Abbey for 800 years then for 500 years by the Tracy family and their descendants, the Earls of Wemyss who still live there. The house, its fascinating furniture, the jewel-like Gatehouse, the church and 14th-century Tithe Barn, the...
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Stow-on-the-Wold
Stow-on-the-Wold- Market Town At 800ft, Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest town in the Cotswolds and sits at the convergence of no fewer than 8 roads including the Roman Fosse Way. Stow-on-the Wold is a pretty market town and one of the most touristed Cotswold spots. The old Market Square, surrounded by 17th and 18th century cottages...
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Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds
A short history of Bourton-on-the-Water Affectionately known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water is probably the most touristed village in the whole of the Cotswolds area. The River Windrush runs through the centre of town spanned by a series of pretty bridges dating back as far as 1654. Bourton-on-the-Water has an undeniable charm despite the...
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