Stanton Village, Cotswolds

Stanton Village, Cotswolds

The Village of Stanton near Broadway in Gloucestershire is a beautiful village of which artist Liam O'Farrell, who captured the village in this watercolour, wrote, "This is a stunning place to the point where you feel it might be a film set." With a population of approximately 200 people it is a quiet village built completely from the honey coloured Cotswolds limestone. The main street climbs slowly up Shenbarrow Hill and at the top The Mount Inn can be found. The best time to visit this traditional village pub is just before sunset when the views from the pub of the Vale of Evesham and the Malvern Hills are at their best.

To check opening times of The Mount Inn visit http://www.themountinn.co.uk/

The watercolour painting accompanying this post is by the artist Liam O'Farrell. To see more of his wonderful work and in particular more of his watercolour paintings of the Cotswolds visit http://www.liamofarrell.com/

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Burford, Cotswolds

Burford, Cotswolds

One of England's prettiest small medieval towns is Burford which is often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds' It is a busy community of about 1000 people. The town merchants were granted a charter to hold their own markets over 900 years ago and today Burford is a wonderful town to wander around dipping in and out of the exclusive shops and galleries.

Home to Huffkins, a Cotswolds bakery and tea room and The Cotswold Cheese Company, a visit to Burford wouldn't be complete without sampling the local produce.

The Burford website lists some great insiders tips for how to get the most out of your trip to Burford including:
– always make sure you explore down the little alleyways and side streets – there are shops and eateries everywhere
– walk out of Burford along Witney Street to get to the River Windrush for a really pretty walk
– always make sure you walk right through to the back of the pubs in the summer as most of them have really pretty gardens and courtyards away from the hustle and bustle.

For more information about Burford visit http://www.burfordcotswolds.co.uk/

The watercolour painting accompanying this post is by the artist Liam O'Farrell. To see more of his wonderful work and in particular more of his watercolour paintings of the Cotswolds visit http://www.liamofarrell.com/

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