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County - Gloucestershire | Map
Tel code: 01386 | code search
Postcode: GL56 | code search
Population: 2000
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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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The Crown Inn
"Good Points: Had parking if very steep Bad Points: Bad check in....offhand staff member

Date visited: 2009-11-03 ..." More

The Crown Inn
"If you got room 14,12, you are in the miserable night.These are the rooms above the bar on the fist floor. The staff did not turn off music till 11 ..." More

The Crown Inn
"I liked the hotel setting in Blockley. All of the staff seemed friendly. I asked to have breafast early and the receptionist agreed. Unfortunately breakfast was not ready until 08:00 and I ..." More

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Situated roughly half-way between Morton-in-Marsh and Chipping Campden is the large village of Blockley. Blockley is a popular residential village but possesses the character of a small working town, with it`s raised pavements, the splendour of the church and some superb architecture strung out along the mile long High Street. The village first became established to the east of a Saxon church which was replaced by the present church of St.Peter & St.Paul in 1170. The church has a Norman chancel and a Gothic-survival tower. The monuments include a brass of a priest in full mass vestments. There were twelve mills, some of which were first mentioned in the Domesday Book, turning out flour, flax, woodcutting and threshing; during the 18th century with the wool industry in decline, turned to the manufacture of Silk Attracted by the fast flowing streams many of the mills were converted and enlarged to accommodate the "throwsters", the workers who twisted the silk fibres into thread for the silk ribbon makers in Coventry. The largest was the Westmacott Mill now converted into flats and called Blockley Court. To accommodate the workers many more terraces of cottages were built set one behind the other up the hillsides, cottages for workers and the Northwick Terrace almshouses mingled with elegant Georgian Terraces, such as the fine St.Georges Terrace. The boom in silk making was short lived and most of the mills reverted back to their former occupations although two became piano making factories. Blockley has been left with an unique collection of buildings reflecting the past glory of silk making which gives it a different character to the other north Cotswold villages.

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Blockley C of E Primary School

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Lower Brook House (0.01 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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Ratty's Retreat (0.09 miles)

Ratty
Ideally suited for just two people, the property is a charming barn conversion, built in beautiful Cotswold stone. It is on 2 floors, the upper galleried floor being reached via a spiral staircase. It sits ... More | visit website
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The Crown Inn (0.18 miles)

The Crown Inn

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Welcome to The Crown Inn and Hotel, tucked away in a quiet Cotswold village, its mellow stone walls covered in Virginia creeper. We are a a 14th century coaching inn with ... More

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The Court (2.72 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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Volunteer Inn (2.73 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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Red Lion Inn (2.74 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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Noel Arms Hotel (2.75 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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Cotswold House Hotel (2.78 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.

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Lygon Arms Hotel (2.79 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 Kings Hotel (2.80 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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