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Stow on the Wold  

According to the rhyme, Stow on the Wold is "where the wind blows cold". Stow on the Wold sits exposed on a 700 feet high hill on the ancient Roman Fosse Way that leads to the Midlands. The marketplace is the centre of activity and is surrounded by pubs, antique shops and souvenir shops.

The narrow walled alleyways that run into the square were designed for funnelling sheep into the market and the size of the huge market square gives some idea of the size of the flocks that were driven here between 1107 (Henry I granted Stow on the Wold its charter in 1107) and the 1980s.

Stow's church contains memorials to several of those who died in the last battle of the Civil War which took place on 21st March 1646 and the church was used as a prison holding over 1000 Royalists at one time.

The Royalist bills itself as England's oldest inn. Its wooden beams have been carbon-dated at about 1000 years old!

The Cotswolds in an area of outstanding natural beauty of England and is much visited by torists from home and abroad. Its Cotswold stone buildings, low density of population and history make it a place that you will want to visit again and again.

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