Cotswold Villages

Explore two of the most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds - Stanton with its honey-coloured Cotswold stone houses and Snowshill with its nineteenth century church, ancient cottages and Bridget Jones connections.

Snowshill village sits on the top of the escarpment above the villages of Broadway, Buckland, and Laverton. It is a secluded village where ancient pretty cottages and a 19th century church cluster around a small green. Scenes from the 2001 film Bridget Jones's Diary were filmed in Snowshill.

Snowshill Manor is an elegant manor house featuring a garden designed by M.H. Baillie Scott, a leading figure of the Arts and Crafts movement. Now owned by the National Trust the house and gardens, with tea room, near Broadway are well worth a visit. 

Just outside of Snowshill is Cotswold Lavender, a third generation family farm set in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold Hills. You can visit the farm and take time to walk amongst the rows of lavender then enjoy a cream tea in the wonderfully converted Cotswold Stone barn and browse the Gift Shop for for lavender treats.

A signed 6 mile Cotswold Way circular walk will take you from Stanton to Snowshill over hilltops, down valleys and through shaded woodlands. Whilst slightly more challenging than others in the series, your efforts will be rewarded by invitingly warm pubs and some of the most splendid views in the country.

Click here for details of the Stanton, Snowshill and the Edge Circular Walk.

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