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Broadway (England)

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Broadway is a well-known and much visited Cotswolds region village in the English county of Worcestershire. Often referred to as the "Jewel of the Cotswolds" and the "Show Village of England" because of it's archetypal rural beauty, the 'Broad Way' leads from the foot of the western Cotwolds escarpement along a wide grass-fringed street lined with ancient honey-coloured limestone buildings, many dating back to the 16th century. Broadway makes an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside, including the rest of the Cotswolds region, for which the village forms the northern gateway.

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Broadway became a busy staging post on the route from Worcester to London as coaches had to harness extra horses for the long pull up nearby Fish Hill. As many as 40 travellers' inns once existed within the village to service those passing through - only three exist today.

Broadway has been home to a large number of prominent English artists and composers, including Sir Edward Elgar, John Singer Sargent, J.M. Barrie, Vaughan Williams and Arts and Crafts artist and writer William Morris.

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See

  • Broadway Tower and Broadway Tower Country Park - built on an ancient beacon site, the view from the Tower encompasses as many as 13 counties on a clear day

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Eat

  • the Lygon Arms [1], tel +44 (0)1386 852255, fax +44 (0)1386 854470, mailto:info@thelygonarms.co.uk - the Great Hall at the Lygon Arms forms a stylish dining hall for the hotel's restaurant. Chef Martin Blunos was awarded a Michelin star in January 2005.

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Sleep

  • the Lygon Arms [2], tel +44 (0)1386 852255, fax +44 (0)1386 854470, mailto:info@thelygonarms.co.uk - 69 rooms and suites in total, every suite and room having its own distinct character, individually decorated and furnished in traditional country-house style - many with fine antiques hundreds of years old.

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