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A small market town in the north of the Cotswolds, Chipping Campden was once a rich wool trading centre, famous throughout Europe. Today it’s notable for its elegant terraced High Street dating back to the 14th century with its fabulous restaurants, specialist shops and traditional pubs.
It’s not hard to see why Chipping Campden is a popular tourist destination. Chocolate box cottages with thatched roofs are in abundance and the High Street is lined with the honey coloured limestone the area is so famous for. This lovely Cotswolds town oozes history and character.
Every summer, Chipping Campden hosts the Cotswolds Olimpick Games, a championship of rural games including shin kicking! Set on Dover’s Hill it provides a wonderful setting with extensive views over the Vale of Evesham. Even if the thought of participating and having your shins kicked doesn’t appeal, the bands, bonfire, fireworks and dance displays surely will!
For the green fingered, there are a couple of particularly famous gardens nearby. Hidcote Manor Garden and Snowshill Manor and Gardens are both owned by the National Trust but have their own distinctive style.