About the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled regions in England, with high, wooded hills and sweeping valleys dotted with charming, timeless villages of honey-coloured stone cottages.
Shipston on Stour
Shipston on Stour is a small market town that is ideally situated in South Warwickshire for visiting the North Cotswolds and Stratford upon Avon. This historic, charming and thriving town boasts many interesting features and is very popular with tourists because of its eclectic mixture of shops, restaurants, bars and hotels.
The name is derived from ancient times where it meant: 'Sheep-wash-Town'. Shipston was an important sheep market town and even after the demand for local wool diminished, the town continued to flourish over the years. It was also an important coaching town and many of the inns from that era still survive along the area of the High Street.
Touring the North Cotswolds villages and towns, Stratford-upon-Avon only 8 miles away.
Warwick Castle 25 minutes drive time, The beautiful gardens of Hidcote Manor and Kiftsgate are close by.
Shipston Proms held over two week period in June/July and hosts local musicians of all styles and ending with a street party and live music in the square.
The Wool Fair held on Spring Bank Holiday Monday.
Shipston Mid-Summer Festival in July with traditional music and dance.
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