Stow on the Wold is by far one of the more bustling villages available on a tour with Undiscovered Cotswolds. This village is one of the larger seen on the tour, and is only enhanced by what it has to offer. Stow on the Wold is home to several beautiful shops, stocked full with cute artisan products. One such shop is the Cotswold Sweet Company which sells fresh fudge and homemade chocolates as well as a host of other products that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. If a sweet tooth isn’t what you are after, and you are looking for something more adventurous. Take a stop by the door that inspired J.R.R Tolkien in his book Lord of the Rings. Hidden in a little nook off the town Square, the door is the perfect place to get in a good photo!
Stow-on the-Wold is the highest of the Cotswold towns standing exposed on 800 feet high Stow Hill at a junction of seven major roads, including the Roman Fosse Way.
At the height of the Cotswold wool industry the town was famous for its huge annual fairs where as many as 20,000 sheep were sold at one time.
The vast Market Square testifies to the towns former importance. At one end stands the ancient cross, and at the other the town stocks, shaded between an old elm tree. Around the square the visitor is faced with an elegant array of Cotswold town houses and shops.
Stow is an important shopping centre and has many fine Antique shops, Art galleries, Gifts and Crafts and is a centre for Walking the Cotswolds countryside.
Make a booking with Undiscovered Cotswolds today for an opportunity to stop in this beautiful Cotswold Town.