Upper Slaughter, English Cotswolds
View of the village of Upper Slaughter
Information on Upper Slaughter
- Location is just one mile from Lower Slaughter and is positioned on a gentle, grassy slope above the stream that connects the two villages.
- A Norman castle once dominated the village but all that is visible today are the remains of the motte and bailey.
- The village is dominated by an ancient, gabled manor house parts of which date from the 15th century. This building is now operated as a hotel.
- Upper Slaughter is known as a double thankful village due to all the then members of the armed forces surviving both World War 1 and World War 2.
- In 2011 a national magazine named the village's Eyford House as England's favourite.It is a classical, late 17th century Cotswolds home which was designed by Guy Dawber.
- Visitors can avail of local walking routes and/or visit other popular Cotswolds destinations such as Bourton-on- the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-the-Marsh and Broadway.