EXPLORE STOW ON THE WOLD
The best way to discover Stow on the Wold is on foot! You will find something you never knew existed around every corner! When the Cotswold wool industry was at its height Stow was famous for its huge annual fairs where as many as 20,000 sheep were sold at a time.. the narrow alleyways, or "tures", as they were known, wind through the centre of the town.
Stow is the location of the oldest inn in England. Parts of The Royalist Hotel, now The Porch House, date as far back as 987AD.
St Edward's Church
St Edward's Church overlooks both the town center and the square. Just a hundred yards from town square, the church is perfect for peace and relaxation. A pair of yew trees guard the north door.. a must for any photography enthusiast!
The Ancient Stocks
The Cotswolds is steeped in history and nowhere more so than the market square in Stow on the Wold where original stocks, used for public punishment, still exist!