Tour 2: Slaughters & Battles
Bourton on the Water is the busiest honeypot in the Cotswolds and you cannot miss the very beautiful Slaughters
(Slohtre = Muddy Place) before reaching Stow on the Wold where the last battle in the English
civil war took place. We will then visit a rare gem, Chastleton House ©1607, one of England’s finest and most complete Jacobean manor houses. After that onto
the ‘loveliest village in the Cotswolds’ Chipping Campden – and to see where The Cotswold Olympics
took place in 1612 – 1853!
We will then
travel on to Broadway Tower,
the folly built in 1793. As we go down Fish Hill there is a spectacular view of one of England’s showpiece villages – Broadway,
the home of the famous Lygon Arms Hotel. Finally on the journey
home we could call at Snowshill Manor, a Tudor mansion house filled with Charles Paget-Wades eclectic collection.