Chipping Campden is a charming Market Town situated in the North Cotswolds. Home to locals and many visitors that travel to this area throughout the year.
Chipping Campden has a lot of history within the town and a lot of the beauty and iconic buildings that still stand today and attract a lot of the visitors were built with proceeds from the wool trade. The area is famous for the Cotswold Lion sheep, this breed of sheep have a very long coat and their wool bought a lot of money into the area because of this.
In the town stands the beautiful St James' Church, this is known as a wool church as it was also built from the money made during the wool trade. It is a beautiful church with originial stained glass windows and tombstones and memorials for some of the most influencial people within the town over the years.
Before becoming the town of Chipping Campden the area was first three seperate Hamlets known as Berrington, Westington and Broad Campden later being put together to create the Town we know and love today.
It is also the start and/or finish of the Cotswold Way, this is a 102 mile long walk along borders of the Cotswolds that passes the beautiful towns and villages along the way. The end point of this walk being in Bath. If you visit the Town you will see that there is a plaque in the floor just outside the Market Hall which tells you that starting point of this walk. There is also one identical to this in Bath.
For a small town there really is a lot of character and I think that the area as a whole has a lot to offer visitors and toursits.
I hope if you visit you enjoy it just as much as I do!
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