Wotton Under Edge


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The old market town of Wootton-under-Edge (19 miles southwest of Gloucester) shelters under the high knolls at the western end of the Cotswold Hills, the is town built on it`s slopes making the street unusually steep, narrow and winding. It is first mentioned in 940 then known to the Saxons as Wudetun - wude = wood & tun = homestead - and by the time of the Domesday Book (1086) as Vutune. However, pre-historic barrows and evidence of Roman activity in the area attest to a more ancient lineage. Largely destroyed by fire in King John`s reign the town, then called Woodtoun-under-Ridge, soon recovered thanks to the wool trade with weaving and cloth-making being the main occupations. The town was created a borough in 1252 and between 1617 & 1811 some twenty six mayors were clothiers or woolmen, but with the Industrial Revolution Wootton, like so many other places in the district closed her mills. To-day the town is a mixture of architectural styles, the oldest building is the old "Ram Inn" dating from the 13th century, it is now a private house. Other buildings of interest are Tolsey House an 18th century facade hiding a 16th century house, given to the town in 1595 by the Duchess of Warwick as a house for the poor it also, at one time, served as the courthouse and prison it to is now in private hands save for the Victoria Jubilee clock which belongs to the town. There are no less than three sets of Almshouses, those in Church Street were built at the expense of a Hugh Perry in 1632; the Bearpacker Almshouses given by Miss Anne Bearpacker in 1818 and the Rowland Hill Almshouses of 1887. The award winning development in Long Street of 1975 has added to the towns rich heritage making it an ideal spot in which to explore this historical landscape.


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The Swan Hotel (0.34 miles)

The Swan Hotel

This 17th Century coaching inn has a wealth of charm and character, enhanced by original features including beamed ceilings, stone floors and exposed walls plus three open fires and traditional furniture. The public bar has ... More | visit website

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The Buthay Inn (3.64 miles)

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Traditionl Inn with 6 letting rooms. All major credit cards accepted.

The Buthay inn is a traditional inn located in the peaceful town of Wickwar. It offers a ... More
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The Matara Centre (3.80 miles)

The Matara Centre
Built upon well-being principles and set in stunning gardens - offering peace, inspiration and a touch of luxury to relax and enjoy. “The bedroom is where we slip into the shadows of sleep, our “I” dissolving ... More | visit website
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Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel (3.82 miles)

Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel

Tortworth Court is a beautiful grade 11 listed Mansion, set in 30 acres of landscaped and glorious parkland. All public rooms have been painstakingly and sympathetically restored to their former glory and these restorations are ... More | visit website

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Days Inn Bristol North (Michaelwood) (3.88 miles)

Days Inn Bristol North (Michaelwood)

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Situated on the M5, our hotel offer easy access to visit the Gloucestershire countryside and the Cotswolds. The hotel offers City Centre hotel facilities at half the price. free parking, AA ... More

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Hunters Hall (3.91 miles)

Hunters Hall

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Hunters Hall is a 16th-century coaching inn in the old village of Kingscote in the Cotswolds. Its beamed ceilings and open fires create a cosy, inviting atmosphere. There are 3 comfortable bars ... More

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Church View Cottage (4.05 miles)

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Church View An exclusive self catering barn conversion in the idyllic Cotswold village of Leighterton.Church View is a beautiful, stone built, detached barn conversion with generous accommodation for 4 people. ... More

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Owlpen Manor (4.07 miles)

Owlpen Manor
Due to conservation and building works Owlpen Manor will regrettably be closed to the public for the forseeable future.
The Cyder House restaurant is available for bookings of 15 or more guests for breakfast, lunch or ... More | visit website
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The Gables Hotel (4.70 miles)

The Gables Hotel

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The Gables Hotel is dedicated to making life easier. We take a different view and the hotel reflects life of the modern traveller. Affordable yet stylish, with comfort and convenience, ... More

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Huntsman House Inn (4.90 miles)

Huntsman House Inn

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The Huntsman is situated right on junction 14 of the M5 We are four junctions from Cheltenham which means a 25 minute drive to the racecourse, or an ideal place ... More

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