Broadway

Broadway

Close to Chipping Campden is the delightful village of Broadway, considered by many to be the epitome of Cotswolds villages. Its long broad main street and its green are lined with lovely old cottages and fine Cotswold houses, nearly all constructed from golden Cotswold stone. Among the finest buildings is the Abbot’s Grange which dates from the 14th century and once belonged to the Abbots of Evesham.

Perhaps the best known house in Broadway is the ‘Lygon Arms’ which was once a posting inn known as the ‘White Hart’. At an earlier date it was probably an important manor house. During the troubled years of the Civil War, at different times, this house sheltered both Charles I and Oliver Cromwell.

The old parish church of St Eadbury was begun in the 17th Century and is a fine example of the cruciform style.