Local Area

A haven for beautiful architecture, rolling countryside and unique shops and galleries, Stow-on-the-Wold offers a vibrant and enjoyable location to spend your retirement.

Out and about

Stow-on-the-Wold is situated at the heart of the Cotswolds, the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales – with 790 square miles of beautiful countryside, quaint villages, picture-perfect cottages and hidden backwaters to explore.

The countless attractions on offer in the Cotswolds include museums representing everything from toys and games to traditional crafts and industry; walking, cycling, horse riding and other outdoor activities; along with several stately homes and beautiful gardens.


You don’t have to leave Stow-on-the-Wold itself to find many delightful attractions, from the Farmer’s Market held each month in the famous Market Square, to the Cotswold Cricket Museum and several nearby famous gardens.

In keeping with the tradition of the Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is also a great place to enjoy a delicious cream tea in one of its many tea rooms and cafes. Other eateries in town include the Queen’s Head pub; and fine dining at The Old Butchers, one of the Cotswolds’ most popular restaurants.



Stow-on-the-Wold is famed for its extensive selection of antiques and art experts, including Durham House Antiques, the leading antiques centre in the Cotswolds. There are also many clothing boutiques, food and farm stores, and other specialist studios and shops.

For everyday essentials, meanwhile, a large Tesco Superstore is situated on Fosse Way, to the north of the town, open seven days a week.

Public Transport

Stow-on-the-Wold enjoys excellent road links to the M4, M5 and M40, giving easy access to London, the Midlands and the South West. Moreton-in-Marsh rail station, approximately five miles away, links the Cotswolds with Hereford and London Paddington.

The wider Cotswolds is well-linked through local bus routes including the 801 to Cheltenham, 855 to Cirencester and 21/22 to Chipping Campden.

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