Stow is an important shopping centre and has many fine Antique shops, Art galleries, Gifts and Crafts and is a centre for Walking the Cotswolds countryside.

A Visit England 4 Star cottage, dating from c1850. A delightful retreat in the picturesque village of Evenlode. Close to Moreton in Marsh and Stow on the Wold. Sleeps 4.

Traditional farmhouse with spectacular countryside views. Ideally situated for exploring all Cotswolds, mostly en suite with TV, tea tray, hairdryer and guest lounge. Excellent pub food five minutes walk.

The funeral of John Entwistle, the famous bass guitarist of The Who, was held at St Edward's Church Stow-on-the-Wold on 10 July 2002.

At Manor Cottages we have the largest selection of personally inspected, self-catering vacation homes in Bath, Wye Valley and the Cotswolds, nearly 300 holiday cottages in total.

Set in the heart of one of the most picturesque Cotswold villages, The Slaughters Country Inn in Lower Slaughter offers the authentic charm of a quintessential country inn.

The town is part of the Stow electoral ward. The ward includes the parishes of Stow, Maugersbury and Swell. In 2010 the total population of these parishes was 2,594.

Beautiful bungalow, spotlessly clean, sleeps 3. Fully-equipped and 3 minutes' walk from the town centre. Quiet with extensive views, garden and parking.

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Stonecot is a 4 star detached cottage situated in Stow-on-the-Wold. Built in the 1800s it offers everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the Cotswolds, one of England's Outstanding Areas of Natural Beauty.

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There are several famous gardens within 20 minutes car journey of Stow-on-the-Wold including Hidcote Manor, Snowshill Manor, Bourton House, Sezincote, Hidcote Manor, Kiftsgate Court and Batdford Arboretum. See - Cotswold Gardens and North Cotswold Gardens Map and Driving Directions.

Twice a year, in May and October, Gypsies gather from all over the country to meet on the outskirts of this small town, with lots of horses, ponies, Romany caravans and sightseers keen to soak up the atmosphere and make their purchases from the many stalls. It is a date in the calendar not to be missed.

Lords of the Manor is the Good Hotel Guide’s Country House of the Year 2015. Four red stars, three AA-rosettes, and a Michelin star. What more can you say about a luxury country house hotel set in eight acres of beautifully manicured gardens,.

A major battle was fought in Stow-on-the-Wold. Fighting continued into the Square and local legend tells that blood flowed down Digbeth Street such was the slaughter. Fighting in the town ended with the capture of the remains of the Royalist Army. For further information see - Battle of Stow.

It is believed that the word 'chure' is a corruption of the original true word - 'TURE'.

William Smith - known as the father of English Geology. Born in 1769, he first learned land surveying as a young man in Stow-on-the-Wold, a place where he became aware of contrasting rock formation with that of his native Oxfordshire. For more information see - Radstock Museum.

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Several roads link Stow to the surrounding villages. The Fosse Way (A429), which runs from Exeter to Lincoln; the A424, which runs from Burford, into the A44 and into Evesham; and the A436, which connects Cheltenham and Gloucester with Stow.

Astonishing! Feels palpably old. Sumptous fun. Opened to guests with generosity and bonhomie. Ultimate homely Cotswold B&B experience.

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A lavish 17th century château in the heart of the Cotswolds, Lower Slaughter Manor combines striking interiors with traditional charm, and one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the Cotswolds.

Centrally situated in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold countryside, and close to Cheltenham, Cirencester, Oxford and Stratford, Clover Cottage provides a perfect escape to a peaceful and picturesque village.

Quiet village location 1.5 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold, central for touring Cotswolds. TV, tea-making facilities, bedtime drinks, armchairs & electric blankets. Good breakfast. Pub in walking distance. No smoking.

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This website is run by Stow on the Wold Town Council and is mainly aimed at residents of Stow on the Wold and the surrounding North Cotswold area.

Stow played a role in the English Civil War. A number of fights took place around the area, the local church of St. Edward being damaged in one such skirmish. On 21 March 1646, the Royalists, commanded by Sir Jacob Astley, were defeated at the Battle of Stow-on-the-Wold, with hundreds of prisoners being confined for some time in St. Edwards.[5]

As the fairs grew in fame and importance the town grew more prosperous. Traders who once only dealt in livestock, now dealt in many handmade goods, and the wool trade always stayed a large part of the trade[citation needed] Reportedly, 20,000 sheep changed hands at one 19th century fair. Many alleyways known as "tures" run between the buildings of Stow into the market square; these once were used in the herding of sheep into the square to be sold.[3]

Chastleton is a hidden gem located in the beautiful Cotswold countryside. With both a Jacobean house to explore and beautiful gardens, there is much to discover during an afternoon visit.

There has been controversy surrounding Stow Fair. The large number of visitors and traders has attracted more vendors not dealing in horses. In the past local businesses used to profit from the increased custom but in recent years most pubs and shops close for 2 or 3 miles around due to the threat of theft or vandalism.[4]

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In a quiet location at the top of a cul-de-sac is this neat little bungalow offering a comfy base to return to at the end of a busy touring day.

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As the wool trade declined, people began to trade in horses, and these would be sold at every fair. This practice still continues today, although the fair has been moved from the Square, and is currently held in the large field towards the village of Maugersbury every May and October. It is still a very popular fair, with the roads around Stow being blocked for many hours on the day.

Stow-on-the-Wold was prominently featured in the eleventh episode of series 6 of Top Gear, when Jeremy Clarkson reviewed the Ford F-Series there. He chose to film it there because it's a typical village in the English countryside, as Jeremy compares it to the American countryside in the episode.

Given its exposed spot on the top of Stow Hill, the town is often referred to with the couplet "Stow on the Wold, where the winds blow cold".

The vast Market Square testifies to the towns former importance. At one end stands the ancient cross, and at the other the town stocks, shaded between an old elm tree. Around the square the visitor is faced with an elegant array of Cotswold town houses and shops.

"Stowe-on-the-Wold, Where the wind blows cold. Where horses young and old are sold, Where farmers come to spend their gold. Where men are fools and women are bold and many a wicked tale is told. High on the freezing Cotswold." etc.