Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow-on-the Wold street

Stow-on-the-Wold is situated on the top of a strategic hill on the junction of some historic main roads including the Roman Fosse Way that has probably been inhabited since the iron age.

Originally the town was called Stow St. Edward after the patron saint of the town, but this was later dropped, while Wold means hill. The current church of St Edward was built between the 12th and 15th century on the site of a former saxon church. It is an impressive church for the size of the population and shows that Stow-on-the-Wold was a prosperous town during the medieval period. Its wealth was based on the flourishing wool trade and the traditional market square must have been a hive of activity on market days.

The majority of the buildings in Stow-on-the-Wold are made from Cotswold stone which gives the town that distinctive yellow glow. The buildings of the town are well preserved and have probably not changed in the last few hundred years.  It is this authentic, timeless, picturesque quality that makes Stow-on-the-Wold a popular destination in the Cotswolds.

Hotels in Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow-on-the Wold pictures

Hotels / Bed and Breakfasts in the area

Broadwell
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Chilli Pepper
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Grapevine Hotel
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Chure House
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Fosse Manor Hotel
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The White Hart Stow Limited

Holiday Homes in the area.

Stow on the Wold
The Granary
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Woodbine Cottage
Stow on the Wold
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