Chipping Campden


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Tel code: 01386 | code search
Postcode: GL55 | code search
Population: 2500
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Birthplace of:
Ernest Wilson
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Folk Customs:
Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling
Cotswold Olimpick Shin-Kicking
Cranham Feast
Gloucesters Royal Lamprey Pie Gift
Marshfield Mummers
Pig Face Day
Randwick Wap
St Briavels Bread and Cheese Throwing
Tetbury Sack Race

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Cotswold Olimpicks
Scuttlebrook Wake

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Cotswold House Hotel
"After making the booking very late, we were looking forward to staying at the hotel. I had read some disappointing reviews of the hotel but thought people were ..." More

Volunteer Inn
"Good Points: Good value pub 'B & B' accommodation. Bad Points: Room over the bar : impossible to sleep on Sunday night till after 1.00 am ! General review: Positive

Date visited: 2009-10-15 ..." More

Volunteer Inn
"Good Points: Nice place, nice room Bad Points: Noicy, very warm no air condition or fan sometimes no water in the shower General review: Quite nice

Date visited: 2009-07-06 ..." More

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"I was very fortunate to stumble upon a local sheep farmer who has lived and worked in the area all his life and who runs a small business called Chipping ..." More

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18 miles (27k) to the northeast of Cheltenham, at the its northern edge, lies the town of Chipping Campden regarded by some as the best of all Cotswold towns. The town`s name is derived from the Saxon "Camperdene" meaning - valley with fields - and the Old English "Cepgnge" or Chipping meaning - Market. Chipping Campden was probably one of the most important wool markets in England in the medieval period, with the fine Cotswold wool being exported all over England and the European continent. This period of wealth has left Chipping Campden with many fine buildings; the Woolstaples Hall in the High Street built in 1340 and William Grevel`s house of 1380 the oldest in a row of fine buildings amongst them. Another benefactor to the town was Sir Baptist Hicks (the 1st Lord Campden) who`s own manor was destroyed during the Civil War in 1645 leaving only the lodges and gatehouse. He built a row of Almshouses - still occupied today - and the Market Hall of 1627. St.James Church in the north of the town is a fine example of a "Wool" church of the 15th century but much repaired and rebuilt, it contains many elaborate tombs and brasses of local wool merchants. In 1612 a contemporary of Hicks, Robert Dover, decided to bring together a number of minor festivals that took place in and around Chipping Campden around Whit-sun time into one large festival, with horse racing, hare coursing, wrestling and various athletic events taking place. These soon became known as the "Cotswold Olimpicks", although the games were stopped in the mid-19th century; they had become too violent - shin kicking with steel capped boots being popular, They have been revived and take place just after the Spring Bank Holiday. In 1902 C.R.Ashbee moved from London to Chipping Campden with 150 craftsman to set up a "Guild of Craftsmen" in the old silk mill in Sheep Street (now a museum) as part of the "Arts & Crafts" movement of the early twentieth century. In 1929 the Campden Trust was set up to restore many of the ancient buildings in the town, the High Street is now a designated Conservation area ensuring that this fine Cotswold town retains it`s character.


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Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden
Hidcote Manor Garden
Kiftsgate Court Garden

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Noel Cottage


Ashbee House Dental Practice
John Payton


Campden Surgery
Dr Carrington & Partner

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Lygon Arms Hotel
Red Lion Inn
The Kings Hotel
Volunteer Inn


Chipping Campden Country Market

Pub and Bar

Eight Bells Inn
Hicks' Brasserie and Bar
Lygon Arms Hotel
The Ebrington Arms
The Kings Hotel


Alexious Greek Taverna
Eight Bells Inn
Hicks' Brasserie and Bar
Lygon Arms Hotel
The Garden Room Restaurant
The Kings Hotel


St Catharines RC Primary School


Featherdown Farm


C D C Private Hire
Cotswold Private Hire

Sports Clubs

Chipping Campden TC (Tennis)



Robscott Ltd
Pump & Circumstance
Campden Shoe Company
Campden Gallery
The Titian GAllery
The Long Curve Gallery
Badgers Hall
Bantam Tea Rooms
R L Smith Butchers
Clive Porter Butchers
Le Petit Croissant
Bennetts Fine Wines Ltd
First Class Flowers
The Baytree At Campden
Mickleton Nurseries
Keeleys of Campden
Frankie Doodle
Chipping Campden Bookshop

Garden Gadgets Limited


Cottage Farm Antiques


Cotswold Country Cycles(Cycling)

Places to Stay near Chipping Campden

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Lygon Arms Hotel (0.02 miles)

Lygon Arms Hotel
The Lygon Arms is a small family run hotel well known for its friendly atmosphere and traditional English food offering accommodation, restaurants and public bar. Originally a 16th Century Cotswold coaching inn, the Lygon Arms is ... More | visit website
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The Court (0.08 miles)

The Court
A historic house set in the Cotswold village of Chipping Campden. With a roaring open fire and cocoa in the snug over the winter months and extensive mature gardens to enjoy during the English summer... ... More | visit website
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Cotswold House Hotel (0.11 miles)

Cotswold House Hotel

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This exquisite 4-star hotel offers peace and tranquillity; sublime luxury and comfort, and exceptional food, as well as some of the most beautiful landscapes in England, right on the doorstep.

The ... More | visit website

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Noel Arms Hotel (0.14 miles)

Noel Arms Hotel

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At the centre of a traditional countryside scene, this 16th-century hotel in the High Street has been named a conservation area. Charles II once stayed here.
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The Kings Hotel (0.14 miles)

The Kings Hotel

The Kings Hotel is privately owned by the Eden Hotel Collection, winners of the ‘AA Small Hotel Group of the Year’ 2014-2015.

Nestled in the heart of picturesque Chipping Campden, the Kings Hotel is a charming ... More | visit website

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Red Lion Inn (0.20 miles)

Red Lion Inn

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The Red Lion is a traditional Cotswolds inn with 5 rooms, located on one of the most beautiful High Streets in the uk. Oozing history and character, the Red Lion provides cosy ... More

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Volunteer Inn (0.25 miles)

Volunteer Inn

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This locally owned 17th century inn, is crammed with history, traditional local cask ales and plenty of character, and stands at the lower end of Chipping Campden's historic High Street. The inn ... More

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Dormy House Hotel (2.16 miles)

Dormy House Hotel
Dormy House aims to be a home-away-from-home and with its cosy rooms, mouth-watering cuisine, postcard pretty landscape and above all, unstuffy service and ambience, guests will wish this was their own abode.

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Three Ways House (2.81 miles)

Three Ways House

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Three Ways House is a charming Cotswold village hotel, close to the gardens at Hidcote Manor (NT) and Kiftsgate Court and just 10 minutes drive away from Stratford upon Avon. The ... More | visit website

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Lower Brook House (2.81 miles)

Lower Brook House

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In the heart of the idyllic Cotswold village of Blockley, this traditional 17th century house offers 5-star guest accommodation in 6 individually decorated rooms, each with their own unique charm. The traditional ... More

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