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County - Gloucestershire | Map
Tel code: 01453 | code search
Postcode: GL6 | code search
Population: 2400
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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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Gatcombe Park Horse Trials
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The Old Lodge
"Delightful place, we stayed 4 nights, perfect for dog walking and dog visits to the bar. Food excellent, friendly staff, a real gem for historians, hope to visit ..." More

Crown Inn
"I would just like to add that I have been to this pub for several visits since the new ownership of management and I am highly impressed with the food ..." More

Crown Inn
"While travelling, dropped in for a pint and was warmly welcomed by mine hosts Rick & Rose, and of course not forgetting their Cocker Spaniel 'Norman'. Very friendly atmosphere ..." More

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Sitting on a high plateau and bounded to the north by the Golden Valley and the River Frome, to the west by the Nailsworth stream and south by the Avening stream is the old market town of Minchinhampton. This area was a strategic one in pre-Roman times, as the extensive earthworks hereabouts testify, and may once have been a tribal capital. The town grew up around the old main road from London/Cirencester to Stroud where it crossed the Tetbury - Stroud road. Recorded as Hampton in the Domesday Book it was given by William the Conqueror - the land had been held by King Harold - to the Nuns at Cean in Normandy; the prefix to the towns name was derived from 'Monchina' (from 'Monacha' = Nun). The town gained a market from 1269, during the Middle Ages it became a centre for sheep farming and the wool and cloth trades predominated. The expansion of the town beyond the medieval market place occurred during the 17th century when many fine buildings were constructed including the Market House, set on pillars with shaded shelter below for the sale of dairy produce and public rooms above it is a fine example of its type. Holy Trinity Church dates from the 12th century and is cruciform, with a central tower topped by a truncated spire with a 16th century coronet, the transept is 14th century; only the tower and transept survived the 1842 re-building. The main road lost most of its importance in 1814 when the new Stroud - Cirencester road was built along the Frome Valley, the old toad was later truncated by the building of Aston Down Airfield. Some new houses were added in the early 19th century and in the 20th century the town was considerably enlarged when many bungalows and houses in the Cotswold-style were built on the west side.

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Minchinhampton Country Market

Performing Arts

The Stuart Singers

Pub and Bar

Crown Inn
Old Lodge Inn
Weighbridge Inn

Self-Catering

Trap House Court

Shops

Taylor & Sons (Butchers) Ltd
Janet Francis Florist
Tobacconist Farm Shop

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Trap House Court (0.07 miles)

Trap House Court

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Our holiday let is a beautiful newly built terraced cottage in a courtyard setting. Recently finished to a high standard, it offers contemporary accommodation in the heart of the historic ... More

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Forwood Farm (0.43 miles)

Forwood Farm

A warm welcome awaits at Forwood Farm
A beautiful 17th Century Cotswold country house recently totally renovated to a high standard offering luxurious ensuite accommodation. Forwood Farm enjoys a most beautiful and peaceful ... More | visit website

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Burleigh Court Hotel (0.78 miles)

Burleigh Court Hotel

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Nestling on the edge of a steep hillside overlooking the Golden Valley, this 18th century Cotswold stone manor house is a hidden gem in the heart of Royal Gloucestershire.

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The Old Lodge (1.08 miles)

The Old Lodge
In 1213, after the Norman Conquest, the wooded land we now know as Minchinhampton Common was confiscated and given to l`Abbaye aux Dames in Caen. Some 800 years later and Christophe (a Norman himself) and ... More | visit website
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The Ragged Cot (1.42 miles)

The Ragged Cot
The Proprietors would like to offer you a warm welcome to enjoy the pleasant and atmospheric vibrancy of The Ragged Cot accommodation. We are a lovely 3 Star Accredited Visit Britain Accommodation which is Located ... More | visit website
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Ragged Cot Inn (1.42 miles)

Ragged Cot Inn

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Dating in part from the 17th Century, The Ragged Cot enjoys modern facilities while retaining the charm of a traditional Cotswold Inn. Set beside 600 acres of National Trust common land and ... More

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Amberley Inn (1.45 miles)

Amberley Inn
The Amberley Inn is one of those Cotswold hotels that is the epitome of English hospitality. Recently refurbished, we have 14 bedrooms and are one of the few Hotels in Stroud with such an enviable ... More | visit website
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Egypt Mill Hotel and Restaurant (1.51 miles)

Egypt Mill Hotel and Restaurant

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This luxurious 16th century riverside hotel and restaurant is situated in the unspoilt Cotswold town of Nailsworth. The Egypt Mill Hotel provides the ideal setting for a memorable stay or ... More

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Bear of Rodborough (1.61 miles)

Bear of Rodborough

In the historic south-west corner of the Cotswolds, high above Stroud on the wilds of Rodborough Common, stands the handsome Bear of Rodborough Hotel. Originally built in the 17th century, this former coaching inn provided ... More | visit website

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Pretoria Villa (2.53 miles)

Pretoria Villa
Pretoria Villa Bed and Breakfast is a Victorian Cotswold Stone home, situated in the peaceful village of Eastcombe which lies above the beautiful Toadsmoor Valley. The B&B is situated down a quiet country lane, yet only ... More

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