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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.

 

2014 offers a range programmes starting with the Campden Literature Festival from 6th - 11th May (Festival - programme to follow shortly) which will be followed by the renowned Annual Chipping Campden Music Festival from 11th - 24th May - hosting international artists from across the world. The full programme for the 2014 Music Festival is now available.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hidcote Gardens - Special Events for 2014

The fabulous Hidcote Gardens (part of the National Trust estate) is just outside of Chipping Campden and this year they have a programme of special events for 2014:   Paint the Garden Thu 17 April 10am - 2pm A great opportunity for artists of all abilities to have exclusive access to Hidcote. Bring along your materials and be inspired by the beauty of the garden to create your own masterpiece. Tickets: £27.50 per person, includes morning coffee and lunch. Head Gardener's Private Tour Thu 15 May 7pm - 9pm Join our head gardener for a private evening tour of the garden, encompassing the fascinating history of Hidcote. The tour will be followed by an informal BBQ supper in the garden. Tickets: £40 per person. Twilight Bat Walk Fri 9 May 7.30pm- 9.30pm Join us for a fascinating bat quest through the garden at twilight. Learn all about these amazing creatures and get up close and personal with some captive bats. Tickets: £19.50 per person, includes light refreshments. Cinema on the Lawn Sat 24 and Sun 25 May 7pm - 10pm Join us for our first ever blockbusting Open Air Cinema event. We will be showing two different movies, on two separate evenings, on a large screen in the heart of the garden. Bring a picnic and enjoy the magic of the movies under the stars! Tickets: Adult £12.50, Child £6.50, Family £35.

 

For something completely different Chipping Campden offers the world famous Robert Dover's Olimpick Games will be held on 30th May (shin-kickers pad up!), this will be followed on Saturday 31st by the annual Scuttlebrook Wake (this spectacle is run every year - starting in 1612). 

 

Chipping Campden Open Gardens Weekend

June 21 to 22 promises to be a great weekend in the beautiful, honey-coloured Cotswolds town of Chipping Campden.  2 – 6pm.  There will also be teas and a plant stall.  £6 for an afternoon and £9 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.

 

Photo by Betty Stocker

2014 - THE BEAUTIFUL SCENERY OF CHIPPING CAMPDEN

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

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DANCE FUSION  

"More than a dance class, more like a family"

COME AND JOIN US AND DANCE YOUR WAY TO FITNESS!

Dance Fusion, an adult dance/fitness class for all ages.
(Natives and Visitors Welcome)

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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.