The Cotswolds are a range of hills in southwestern and west-central England, an area 40 km across and 145 km long. The area has been designated as the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The highest point in the Cotswolds range is Cleeve Hill at 330 m, 4 km to the north of Cheltenham. St James, a wool church; During the 13-15th centuries, the medieval period, the native Cotswold sheep were famous throughout Europe for their heavy fleeces and high quality of wool. Cotswold wool commanded a high price and the wealth generated by the wool trade enabled wealthy traders to leave their mark by building fine houses and wonderful churches, known as ” wool churches”. Even today, the sight of sheep on the hillside is still one of the classic Cotswold images.
Chipping Campden is one of the loveliest small towns in the Cotswolds and a gilded masterpiece of limestone and craftmanship.The main street curves in a shallow arc lined with a succession of ancient houses each grafted to the next but each with its own distinctive embellishments. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner described Chipping Campden as ‘the best piece of townscape in Gloucestershire, arguably one of the best in England’.
Chipping Campden Town Map
I arrived at the village, Chipping Campden at 17:30,and stayed in this village for 2 days. It was a really comfortable stay.
I wandered the village, such as High Street, Church Street, foot paths and others.
The Village Centre of Chipping Campden
The houses on Hihg Street
St James church is one of England’s finest Wool Churches. Most of the church is 500 years old and was built with money from the flourishing wool trade.
Each of the lime trees leading from the main entrance to the porch represent an apostle.
Splendid residence of the Church Street.
In the next morning, I woke up at early morning for time difference and went for a walk as I could not sleep.
Sleepy Village of Chipping Campden
Chipping Campden Village Hall: Beautiful grade II listed Town Hall in the centre of historic Chipping Campden. Very impressive upper hall with sprung wooden floor and open beams, plus smaller, cosy lower hall with stone feature walls.
Footpath ; A footpath (pedestrian way, walking trail, nature trail) is a type of thoroughfare that is intended for use by pedestrians but not other forms of traffic, such as motorized vehicles. They can be paths within an urban area that offer more expedient or safer routes, or rural paths, such as a trail through the countryside.
The Noel Arms Hotel, Chipping Campden Address: High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6AT Tel: 01386 840317
The hotel at which I stayed was very comfortable. The staff were so friendly and helpful, the food was great, the room was well decorated and cozy, such a beautiful location.
I have been to many countries, Chipping Campden is one of my favorite places. Local people are shy, but faithful and kindhearted. I’d like to live in this village for one month in summer.
Sayonara! Chipping Campden.