Set amid rolling green pastures, nowhere else in Britain quite says “Olde English” like Chipping Campden. The Cotswolds town is known for its gorgeous 17th-century cottages and attractive high street fringed by Georgian and Jacobean terraces and impeccable rose gardens.
Things to do in Chipping Campden
Join a guided tour of St. James’ Church to see the finest example of medieval architecture in Chipping Campden. Learn about the original Norman church and admire the imposing 15th-century nave, stained-glass windows and beautiful altar. Afterward, enjoy afternoon tea at the Bantam Tea Rooms with views over the town’s 400-year-old Market Hall.
Explore one of England's most celebrated gardens at Hidcote Manor. The horticultural masterpiece was created in 1905 and is famous for its unique garden rooms connected by long avenues and separated by towering hedges. Enjoy a picnic amongst the vivid hydrangeas, sample the orchard’s delicious apple juice and take home a bag of freshly-picked produce.
Do you like your beer served with a side of history? Visit the Hook Norton Brewery, Britain’s most exceptional example of an old Victorian tower brewery. Discover a rich history in the on-site museum or join a tour to see the original steam engines and sample their award-winning brews at the Malthouse Kitchen Café.
Walk among fields of scented lavender at the Cotswold Lavender Farm, where over 40 varieties of the fragrant flower bloom every summer. Discover the ancient Egyptian methods of harvesting and distilling lavender before sampling lavender teas, essential oils, and violet-colored chocolate in the Barn Shop and Tea Room.
Getting around Chipping Campden
Chipping Campden is one hour’s drive from Birmingham International Airport. Trains arrive from London in two hours and from Oxford in 45 minutes. The town is easily explored on foot, while rental cars, buses and taxes are available to explore the Cotswolds.