Cirencester, Fairford, Lechlade and The Cotswolds

A view of FairfordThe Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful areas of England, known and loved by people across the world. It is the largest of 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales: an area of warmth and clarity with stone walls and buildings, open skies, rolling grasslands, beech woods and captivating villages, which make it an outstanding English landscape - a landscape once experienced, never forgotten.

The Cotswolds lie mainly within the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, but extend into parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

Quenington

The beautiful village of Quenington can be found on the banks of the gently flowing River Coln as it winds its way through un spoilt countryside towards Bibury. In Quenington you can see some fine examples of well preserved 17th-century houses built of mellow Cotswold stone lining the main village street. Yet, lovely as these gracious dwellings are, it is the church dedicated to St. Swithen which is the main attraction for visitors to the area. The church was built in the 12th-century and has two magnificent carved Norman doorways. The doorway to the south depicts Christ crowning the Virgin Mary, whilst the one to the north of the church, shows in vivid detail The Harrowing of Hell. The church has many historic relics from the past when, like many Cotswold churches it benefited from the generosity of wealthy wool merchants. In the churchyard there is a War Memorial dedicated to the dead of the 1914-1918 World War.

There is a pleasant village green and a bridge crossing the Coln.

Cirencester, Fairford and Lechlade

The historic Roman town of Cirencester is 9 miles away and is home to The Corinium Museum, a unique mix of independent shops and larger chain stores, restaurants, cafes and bars.

Fairford, world famous for the annual Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), is less than 3 miles away, which makes us an ideal place to stay if you are visiting the air show.

Lechlade, just under 6 miles away, is an attractive town on the river Thames dominated by the church of St. Lawrence, which dates back to 1476.

Further Afield

We are within easy driving distance of Bibury, Burford, Bourton on the Water while Stow on the Wold, Moreton in Marsh and Broadway are still within easy reach.

Barnsley House Gardens can be found a short distance away, as can the many wedding locations in the area such as Cripps Barn.

Local Events

Royal International Air Tattoo - Fairford
Cotswold Air Show - Kemble
Fairford Steam & Rally Show
Cheltenham Gold Cup
Gatcombe Park
Badminton Horse Trials
Cirencester Country Show