Shipston-on-Stour: An excellent base for touring the Cotswolds


High Street, Shipston-on-Stour

This evening, I am posting information on the quaint and attractive English town of Shipston-on-Stour key features of which are:

  • Centrally situated in the Cotswolds region with easy access to such popular locations as 
  • Stratford upon Avon, Warwick (and its famous castle,Oxford (and its colleges), Chipping Campden and the prehistoric Rollright Stones.
  • Approximately one hundred miles N.W. of London.
  • Well endowed with a range of accommodation from B&Bs through to inns and hotels.
  • Historic prosperity derived from the wool and textile industries which is reflected in examples of impressive domestic architecture.
  • The name essentially means ‘sheep wash town’ with a lineage dating back to the Saxon period of around 770 AD.
  • Sits on the bank of the River Stour which is a tributary of the River Avon.
  • Home to a wide range of small shops.
  • Whisky aficionados may wish to visit the Cotswolds Distillery at Stourton, about five  miles to the S.E.

Interior of St Edmund’s Parish Church (Anglican/Episcopalian).

The Old Mill. Now a hotel but formerly a water-powered grain mill.

The Horseshoe, a former coaching inn from stagecoach days.


Popular posts from this blog

Reconstructed Roman Villa

Glen Quaich, one of Scotland's best backroads tour routes

Fort Augustus, a popular visitor site on southern tip of Loch Ness