THINGS TO DO
Church of St. Swithins notable for the wonderful Norman Carvings above the 12th Century Doors. River Coln meanders through Quenington and there is a beautiful walk, following the river Coln to Bibury.
THE KEEPERS ARMS
The Keepers Arms is a traditional, family run, community pub in the heart of the Quenington.
A freindly atmosphere, good local ales and hearty meals all make for a proper cotswold pub.
The Swan Hotel - Bibury
The Swan Hotel is situated in the middle of Bibury opposite the Trout Farm.
Bourton-on-the-Water is a grade ll listed village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Upper Slaughter and Lower Slaughter
Two of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds are Upper Slaughter and Lower Slaughter. Lower Slaughter especially is much sought out by tourists eager to record the scenery with their camera's.
The name of Slaughter has no connection with blood but is derived from the old English word Slohtre meaning a muddy place, which it may once have been but not anymore.
These villages are only just over a mile from Bourton-on-the-Water but are completely different in character, they are very secluded and quiet, no shops restaurants or attractions. Just Lower Slaughter Manor built in 1658 for the High Sheriff of Gloucestershire and now a grand country house hotel and a Victorian corn mill, with a working water wheel. The mill has been converted into a gift shop and museum and is owned by one of the countries premier former jazz singers. Also worth visiting is the pretty little church of St. Mary, which is usually decorated with flowers.
As parking is very restricted it is recommended that a pleasant walk from Bourton may be advisable.
Most visitors spend longer parking than they do walking around the villages. There are some nice photo opportunities especially in the spring, and the river Eye draping itself through the centre of the village sets off the cottages and their small colourful gardens to perfection. It is well worth the effort to walk the footpath between the two villages to explore their different characters and absorb the atmosphere and beauty of the surroundings.
Bibury is four miles away, once described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds. It is situated on the River Coln which is teeming with trout and ducks. Arlington Row was built around 1380 from local stone and was converted in the 17th Century into a row of weavers cottages. There is also the Saxon Church of St. Mary which dates back to the 8th Century. A visit to the working trout farm, founded in 1902 is a must for everybody.
The Royal International Air Tattoo - RAF Fairford
The World's largest military airshow, taking place 13,14,15 July 2018 a great day out for all the family!
Approx. 2 miles
Cirencester is a market town in East Glos. and lies on the river Churn, a tributary of the River Thames. It is the largest town in the Cotswolds and was formerly the regional capital at the time of the Roman occupation of Britain.
A visit to the Church of St. John the Baptist, often called the Cathedral of the Cotswolds, is highly recommended as it is one of the largest and most elegant medieval churches in the county. Also a visit to the Corinium Museum should be on your agenda.
There is lots to see and do in Cirencester and has a good bus network to various nearby towns and outlying villages.
Burford is known as The Southern Gateway To The Cotswolds. It is a small town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold Hills, approx. 18 miles west of Oxford. It is one of the UK's prettiest small medieval towns in a busy community. Burford is blessed with some of the more individual shops in the Cotswolds and most are open seven days a week.
This beautiful town was the site of the fortified ford in Anglo-Saxon times. The town grew to be an important crossroads and very wealthy wool town. There are wonderful side streets to explore, old pubs and tea rooms aplenty.
The Tudor Manor House which was the home of William Morris, founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Approx. 9 miles
Cotswold Water Park
The Cotswold Water Park is much much more than 'a park' ! An area of 40 square miles between Swindon and Cirencester, with 150 lakes, it has many different leisure providers and places to stay, eat and explore.