Cotswold Way - Painswick

With its fine buildings built from local Cotswold Stone, Painswick is often referred to as the Queen of the Cotswolds. The buildings are a reflection of the town's former prosperity during 300 years of activity in the cloth and wool industry.

St. Mary's church is largely of the 15th and 16th centuries but the spire was not added until 1632. The churchyard is famed for its 99 yew trees which were planted around 1792. It is said that every time a hundredth tree is planted it dies.

There are numerous small streets to explore and quaint shops to discover.

Set on the outskirts of the town are the Rococo Gardens. The gardens are the last sole survivor from the brief early 18th century period of English Rococo Garden design.  The garden combines formality with informality in a flamboyant style making use of charming garden structures strategically place for effect.  There are several hotels, inns and B&Bs in the town with some restaurants and pubs as well as more accommodation in the local area.


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The Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way is a long distance walking trail that spans over 102 miles (164km) of beautiful English countryside. With more than 20 stops, it passes through many picturesque villages and runs close to a significant number of historical sites such as Hailes Abbey, Sudeley Castle and the Neolithic Burial Chamber at Belas Knap. In 2007, it was formally recognized as a National Trail and has long been considered as an essentially English experience.


E Bayley

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