Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold
Today, I am posting information on the popular Cotswold village of Stow-on-the-Wold in England.
Stow features in many tours of the Cotswolds region. Physical character with honey-coloured traditional stone buildings has remained substantially unchanged since the 18th century. Most of the shops and businesses are small, independent traders featuring antique dealers, art galleries, clothing fashion and eateries with latter including the renowned Huffkins Tea Room. There are numerous hotels, guest houses and B&Bs to cater for the large number of visitors. Other facts and information:
- The village has a long history and features in the Domesday Book of 1086.
- Name is derived from ‘St. Edward’s Holy Place’ with affix ‘wold’ indicating a high ground cleared of forest.
- Located 84 miles N.W. of London, 21 miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon.
- Famous for twice yearly Gypsy Horse Fair.
- Rose to prominence as a market town due to location at confluence of six trading routes.
St Edward's Church