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Cotswolds Shopping

Shopping is an important part of a visit to the Cotswolds. If you are looking for fashionable and stylish shops, such as Laura Ashley, a visit to Cheltenham or Bath is a must. For the bustle of a busy market town, with weekly open air markets, try towns like Moreton-on-Marsh and Cirencester, and for arts and crafts a visit to The Old Rope Store in Stroud or Harts jewellery workshop at Chipping Campden are worth while. There is plenty to satisfy the avid shopper in the Cotswolds, with lots of interesting boutiques, delicatessens, gift shops, interior designers, jewellers and galleries to browse. In Chipping Campden there is the famous Bennetts wine merchant, a wonderful bookshop, workshops of the influential designer Robert Welch, Harts' silversmith, jewellery designer, Martin Gottrell, as well as antique shops, the Frankie Doodle gift shop, shoe shops, boutiques and galleries.

Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford are famous the world over for antiques, especially English oak and walnut pieces, but both are well stocked with galleries, boutiques, interiors shops and plenty of pubs and cafes for refuelling your tank. You'll find great shops too in Cheltenham, Stratford on Avon, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cirencester, Broadway, Tetbury, and Woodstock. There is a farm shop at Longborough, the superb Daylesford Organic Farm Shop near Stow,and Cox's architectural salvage at Moreton. And don’t miss a visit to The Whichford Pottery, selling fabulous terracotta garden pots and urns, plus you can see the making process.

Hotels near the center of Cotswolds
The Bell Inn4 starfrom £70.00
White Hart Royal3 starfrom £79.00
Palm Tree Cottage BandB from £60.00
The Swan Inn from £60.00
Classic Manor House Hotel from £80.00
 

Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire is one of the principal market towns in the northern Cotswolds situated on the Fosse Way and now served by the main line railway from London. It grew up in the thirteenth century as a market town with a wide main street, narrow burgage plots and back lanes. There still is a busy Tuesday market with about 200 stalls.

 

The Whichford Pottery

Specialises in making traditional English flowerpots. All are made entirely by hand, and in every shape and size. All Whichford pots are guarenteed for 10 years in any weather. Visitors can watch the pots being made during weekdays. Relax in the colourful courtyard garden and browse in the gallery.

 

Chipping Campden

Bennetts Fine Wine retail shop is situated in the centre of the beautiful market town of Chipping Campden, the jewel of all the Cotswold towns. The name Campden or Camperdene is believed to be a Saxon name meaning valley with fields, a written reference to Campden in the Domesday Book (1085), records that before the Norman conquest the manor of Camperdene had been held by King Harold. Within the Bennetts Fine Wine premises, built in 1727, you will find on display a wealth of some of the world's greatest wines. Particular specialities are: Fine and Rare Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Vintage Port, Italy, and top end New World. Bennetts Fine Wine also specialise in older vintages, often purchased from private cellars, or new releases of sought after wines that are available in small quantities. Please click the main web site button for up to date information on forthcoming winemaker dinners, current offers, and details of tastings.