Out & About



Tolkien Door (Less than 1 mile)
St Edwards Church, Stow-on-the-Wold.

The church’s north door, flanked by two ancient yew trees is rumoured to have sparked J. R. R. Tolkien’s inspiration for the “Doors of Durin,” the west gate of Moria that appears in a scene in the The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

 The Model Village (4 miles)
Old New Inn, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2AF
Telephone : 01451 820467

The Model Village is a 9:1 scale replica of Bourton-on-the-Water built from the local Cotswold stone. Through the heart of the Model Village runs a miniature River Windrush - about a metre wide. It flows from the working water mill, beneath replicas of five of Bourton's famous stone bridges, on its way to the Thames.

The Dragonfly Maze (4 miles)
Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire GL54 2BN

The Dragonfly Maze has a central pavilion, constructed of local materials, housing the fabulous automated sculptures hand crafted by artist, sculptor and writer Kit Williams.

The Yellow Hat Tribe Gallery (4 miles)
Church Westcote, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6SJ
Telephone : 01993 832042

The Yellow Hat Tribe exhibits the work of artist Irene Tyack, the creator of The Yellow Hat Tribe. This is contemporary art with a difference. The popularity of her work has grown enormously over the last few years and her original acrylics, watercolours and limited editions lithographs can now be found in private collections all over the world.

Big Feastival (5 miles)
Near Kingham, Chipping Norton, OX7 6UJ

The Big Feastival is held annually on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Taking place on Alex James' Cotswolds farm, the Big Feastival features music from UK’s biggest artists, well-known chefs, great street food and exciting family activities in a brilliant weekend programme of entertainment.

Stratford-upon-Avon (21 miles)

Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare and for theatre goers there is always something showing at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Guests can visit Shakespeare's houses and the beautiful parks and gardens on the banks of the River Avon or enjoy them whilst boating on the river.

British Motor Museum (22 miles)
Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ
Telephone : 01926 641188

The British Motor Museum is the world's largest collection of Historic British cars. There are over 300 classic cars for you to explore from both the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust, plus free tours and interactive family activities, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained.

Gloucester Docks (28 miles)

Gloucester Docks is the location for the National Waterways Museum, the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, the Gloucester Antiques Centre and the base for the Gloucester Leisure Cruises. The former dock estate has become a popular destination where visitors can enjoy interesting views and a range of modern facilities while wandering around a remarkably complete example of a Victorian port.

Cotswolds Tourism Guide

This is the official website for the Cotswolds where you can find more information on things to do and see in the area.

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