Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswolds. Begin your day browsing the shops, pubs and cafes along the beautiful High Street. As you continue along the High Street pause to admire the Market Hall, the officlal start/end point of the Cotswold Way, built in 1627. Opposite the Hall, in the Old Police Station you'll find the Chipping Campden Information Centre where you can find information about the town and the surrounding area.

Continue along High Street heading north east to visit the Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden where you can see a collection of plants all introduced by Ernest H. Wilson (1876-1930), the greatest of European plant hunters in China. Other attractions at this end of the village are the Court Barn Museum, a museum of craft and design and St James’ Church, one of England's finest Wool Churches with its medieval altar frontals and vast and extravagant 17th century monuments.

To stretch your legs follow the Cotswold Way Circular Walk out of the village to visit Dover’s Hill, a natural amphitheatre with views over the Vale of Evesham. It was the site of the original English Olympic Games, which began here 1612. This mixture of grassland and woodland includes the site of a Roman vineyard and is also home to a variety of birds, insects and wild flowers.

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Chipping Campden High Street © Natural England - Jo Ward
Chipping Campden Market Hall © Natural England - Jo Ward