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The High Street dressed for spring, Chipping Campden, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
The High Street dressed for Spring Chipping Campden, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire - Terry Morgan

Welcome to the official www.ChippingCampden.co.uk 

guide in the Cotswolds 

Welcome to our beautiful town, Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds. Campden is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the UK. With easy road access, it is ideal for a full vacation or just a short break. The central, location in the North Cotswolds makes an ideal base for your accommodation for a touring holiday. 

Take a pictorial tour through these pages and get a taste of Olde Cotswold England - but if you really want to appreciate the feeling of staying in an old cotswold stone house in a town, hardly touched by the centuries, you'll just have to come and visit us.


Due to its central location in the north Cotswolds, Campden is also a perfect place to stay with plentiful accommodation. You can enjoy the delights not only of this charming old wool merchants' town, but also the nearby surrounding shire counties of Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. From Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds to the south, to Worcester and the Malverns to the west plus Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick (with the best medieval castle in Europe) all within an hour's journey.


Hidcote National Trust Garden Events 2024

The gardens will be open at on weekends and from 11am to 4pm welcoming visitors a chance to experience the gardens again.

What's Open?
The garden, chapel, shop, bookshop, library, plant centre, Winthrops' Cafe (takeaway), toilets and car park are open.

Christmas Market 2024 Events 2024

The Chipping Campden Christmas Market will be held on 7th December in the Market Square and Upper High Street where there will be market stalls selling a variety of Christmas gifts plus hot food and drinks. Inside the Town Hall there are two floors of stalls offering more Christmas gifts . For more information see the Chipping Campden Christmas Market. The Christmas Lights Switch on at 5:00pm

Special Events 2024

Events for 2024

This year offers a range programmes starting with the Campden Literature Festival in May 2024.
Patrons bookings will open on January 17th and Friends bookings on January 24th. General bookings will open on February 1st.

The 2024 programme from 6th to 11th May.

Following directly afterwards will be the renowned Annual Chipping Campden Music Festival from 11th - 25th May 2024 - hosting international artists from across the world.

The programme for the 2024 Music Festival is now available with student lunchtime concerts following later.

"The Chipping Campden Music Festival brings worldclass artists - and also young musicians starting their professional journeys - to a wonderful venue...."



For something completely different, Chipping Campden offers the world famous Robert Dover's Olimpick Games which will be held on 31st May 2024 (shin-kickers pad up!), this will be followed on Saturday 1st June, 2024 from 5pm by the annual Scuttlebrook Wake (this spectacle runs every year - since 1612). 


Chipping Campden Open Gardens Weekend

June 18th to 19th promises to be a great weekend in the beautiful, honey-coloured Cotswolds town of Chipping Campden.  There will also be teas and a plant stall.  A small fee for the afternoon or for the weekend.  Usually over 20 gardens open. See our What's On page for more details.


Of course there is plentiful accommodation, ranging from: hotels, delightful B&Bs, Farms and Self-Catering (holiday lets) Cottages (see lists below).


But please book early as at these times and also at weekends, Chipping Campden and the Cotswolds, with its stunning scenery and country walks is a very popular and modestly priced destination.


Get ready to start celebrating the festive season at the Chipping Campden Christmas Market in December.

The High Street will be closed to traffic all day Saturday with stalls offering an exciting array of goods and attractions. Food stalls, with festive food and drinks will be in the Market Square and there is an indoor market on both floors of the Town Hall.

The historic High Street, Market Square and Town Hall will be transformed into a magical wonderland full of enticing stalls offering a variety of arts and crafts, Christmas decorations, festive food, cards, toys and truly original Christmas gifts; everything you need for the perfect Christmas.

The Market opens on Saturday at midday and the celebrations contnue throughout the afternoon until 6pm. (Please note that the market inside the Town Hall continues on Sunday). See Campden Market for more information.

The Town's Christmas Lights will be switched on at 5:00pm and there will be an appearance by Father Christmas.

Photo by Betty Stocker


This year as with every year, the scenery around Chipping Campden delights visitors to this 'Jewel of the Cotswolds'. From snow scenes, with snowdrops pushing through, followed by bluebells in Springtime in the local woodland. Late spring, early summer sees the beautiful brief period of fields carpetted with poppies.

As summer develops, we look forward to those lazy summer days. There are some fine short walks around the hills surrounding Campden.


Late summmer brings fields of lavender, just a short walk or drive from Chipping Campden town centre.


Autumn sees the fields full of bales of hay and trees and fields turn towards their golden colours.


For more views of the seasons round Campden, please click here.  To enjoy Chipping Campden Open Gardens Weekend please click here.


Chipping Campden Toddlers Group

welcomes new toddlers, mums and carers

Click to learn more


Tennis Club, Recreation Ground, Catbrook
Tel: 01386 701458
Secretary: Lyn MacDonald

Welcomes new members. Play all year round.


Betty Stocker's Photography Book of Cotswold Scenes OUR ACCOMMODATION CHOICES

See our many accommodation choices from the selection below:


The Cotswolds is a large rural area in the west of England stretching for over 100 miles. For more information on the Cotswolds see our Visit Cotswolds website.