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A Walk Around Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England

My next stop on my tour of the Cotswolds was Chipping Campden!

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Chipping Campden, England, is a small market town located in the northern part of the Cotswolds AONB. It was hard to narrow down where I wanted to stay in the Cotswolds because there are so many cute towns. Chipping Campden was just large enough to have a couple of restaurants and a small grocery store but not too big to have hoards of tourists. to me, it was the perfect Goldilocks town. Also, it was within easy driving distance of several towns/places I wanted to visit, including Broadway Tower.

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I ended up staying at this AirBnB which was perfect for me as it was right in the center of town. The first day I arrived, it was difficult to find a parking space on the street. However, the rest of the time I was there, I came home in the evenings around dinner and had no trouble getting a place close by.

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Across the street from my cute house was the famous Market Hall. Sir Baptist Hicks donated the money to build the hall back in the 17th century. Originally, the Market Hall was built to protect sellers from the elements while they sold their wares. The National Trust owns the building now and it is listed as Grade 1 due to its historical importance.

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Next, I continued my walk from the high street into the residential part of town. It was nice to just wander around, admiring all of the lovely houses. I was super fortunate to have a day with blue skies, sun and blooming flowers everywhere.

The Costwolds - Due Midwest

The Costwolds - Due Midwest

The Costwolds - Due Midwest

As you can see, the golden stone is very typical of the Cotswolds. Can you believe the wisteria on this one? Love!

The Costwolds - Due Midwest

Even if you don’t stay here, I think it is worth a couple of hour stop in your trip around the Cotswolds. Are you charmed by Chipping Campden like I was?

 

For more of my trip to England, see the other posts here.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Emese

    What a beautiful countryside! Sounds like you found a great place to spend some time 🙂

    April 4, 2020 at 9:34 pm
    • Reply duemidwest

      I did, thank you! It’s always nice when the place you picked turns out as lovely as you’d hoped.

      May 6, 2020 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Dorenfest

    The golden tones of the buildings in Chipping Campden are very uplifting. You’ve captured them brilliantly in the late afternoon sunlight; my favorite time of day to be out making images. I want to meander along the walkway through that glorious garden in the last picture and luxuriate in that house. Gorgeous.

    April 4, 2020 at 10:03 pm
    • Reply duemidwest

      Thank you so much for the compliment! I think golden hour is the best time to be out taking photos too. Everything just looks more magical. Wouldn’t it be glorious to have a garden like that?

      May 6, 2020 at 7:59 pm

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