Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the largest Cotswold towns and very centrally located within only 10-25 minutes from Burford, Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton in Marsh, Chipping Norton and Broadway.
One of Stow-n-the-Wold's claims to fame is something as natural as the natural beauty, it is two amazing trees.. they're embedded on either side of the doors to Stow's St Edwards Church.
Stow-on-the-Wold is a delightful market town. It stands exposed on a 700 feet high 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 town's former importance. At one end stands the ancient cross and at the other the town stocks, shaded by an old elm tree. Around the square the visitor is faced with an elegant array of Cotswold town houses.
Stow is an important shopping centre and has many fine antique shops, art galleries, gifts and crafts and is a centre for walking the Cotswold countryside.