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Postcode: GL54 | code search
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Cranham Feast
Gloucesters Royal Lamprey Pie Gift
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The north Cotswold village of Lower Slaughter is one of the most picturesque in Britain, built in regular fashion on either side of the River Eye, The area around Lower Slaughter has been occupied for thousands of years, pre-historic burial mounds are to be found in the surrounding hills, and nine Romano-British sculptures were found near the village, possibly from a temple that stood near the Fosse Way - one of the great Roman Roads of Britain - that passes just to the southwest of the village. This is prime walking country with several long distance footpaths passing through the village.The origin of the name "Slaughter" is said to derive fron the Anglo-Saxon "slothre" meaning "watery or muddy place" (the Domesday Book records the village as Sclostre). Standing at the west end of the village is the Corn Mill, the only brick building in Lower Slaughter, it was last used commercially in the 1960`s and is now a Museum/Craft Centre. at the east end stands the 13th century church of St.Mary, it was rebuilt in 1867 by Benjamin Ferrey but retains its original nave arcade of pointed arches on slender pillars; unusually for the Cotswolds it has a tall spire, now topped in fibre glass. Next to the church is the Manor House (now a Hotel) built in 1655 by the Master Mason Valentine Strong - who`s son Thomas was the principle contractor to Sir Christopher Wren on St.Paul`s Cathedral - for the Whitmore family on the site of an older building which once housed a convent of nuns of the Syon order. The 14th century Dovecote in the grounds once supplied the nuns with nourishment. But the main attraction of Lower Slaughter is the village itself and the villagers are justifiably proud of their typical Cotswold style houses and lovely gardens alongside the broad stream.


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The Slaughters Country Inn (0.12 miles)

The Slaughters Country Inn
The Slaughters Country Inn formally Washbourne Court is located in the heart of the village of Lower Slaughter one of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds this charming property sits right on the river bank. ... More | visit website
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Lower Slaughter Manor (0.21 miles)

Lower Slaughter Manor

Off the beaten track in the heart of the Cotswolds runs the River Eye under small stone bridges and between honey coloured houses. A tiny part of England that the rapacious path of progress seemed ... More | visit website

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Lords of the Manor (0.57 miles)

Lords of the Manor

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Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, on the outskirts of one of England's most unspoiled and picturesque villages, stands the Lords of the Manor Hotel. Built in the 17th century ... More

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Coach & Horses (0.63 miles)

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Set in the heart of the Cotswolds within walking distance of Bourton-on-the Water and within easy reach of surrounding villages such as Stow,Broadway and Lower Slaughter making it an ideal ... More

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Strathspey (1.09 miles)


Situated just 5 minutes walk from Bourton-on-the-Water village in the Cotswolds and next door to an old mill and the river Windrush. Frequently called the Venice of the Costwolds, Bourton-on-the-Water is a popular destination for ... More | visit website

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Bella Dorma (1.23 miles)

Bella Dorma
Bella Dorma is a warm friendly family establishment offering spacious rooms with those few special extra touches. Bella Dorma offers on site parking for up to 4 cars and is situated just ... More | visit website
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Dial House Hotel (The) (1.25 miles)

Dial House Hotel (The)

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The Hotel is situated in idyllic surroundings and is built from the famous mellow Cotswold Stone. The Dial House dates back to 1698 and is the oldest building still standing ... More

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Chestnut B&B (1.25 miles)

Chestnut B&B
Chestnuts B&B (formerly Polly Perkins) is a 300 year old listed building and is conveniently located in the very centre of the village, overlooking the village green and the River Windrush which flows through the ... More | visit website
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Harrington House (1.29 miles)

Harrington House

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Just 100 yards from the centre of the beautiful centre of this charming village Harrington House dates back to the Tudor period.Accommodation is in the main building and several stone ... More

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Old Manse Hotel (1.30 miles)

Old Manse Hotel

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Literally a stone's skim away from the River Windrush. The hotel was built for the first baptist minister in 1748.
The river has flowed through this delightful Cotswold village for centuries and ... More

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