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[[Image:Chedworthmap.jpg|thumb|450px|Rough map of Chedworth]]
 
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'''Chedworth''' is a village in the [[Cotswolds]], seven miles north of Cirencester. It is most famous for its Roman Villa, cared for by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Trust_for_Places_of_Historic_Interest_or_Natural_Beauty National Trust]. Many of the buildings were built hundreds of years ago, and the local pub, the Seven Tuns is a pleasant (if busy) place to retire after walking through the surrounding countryside.
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'''Chedworth''' [http://www.chedworth.org.uk/] is a village in the [[Cotswolds]], seven miles north of [[Cirencester]]. It is most famous for its Roman Villa, cared for by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Trust_for_Places_of_Historic_Interest_or_Natural_Beauty National Trust]. Many of the buildings were built hundreds of years ago, and the local pub, the Seven Tuns is a pleasant (if busy) place to retire after walking through the surrounding countryside.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
 
The railway line that once cut through the village was closed in the 1960s. This leaves the visitor with either  
 
The railway line that once cut through the village was closed in the 1960s. This leaves the visitor with either  
*The bus service (once a week to the village! or several times a day to a stop on the main road (the Fosse way - aka A429), two miles away).
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*The bus service (once a week to the village! or several times a day to a stop on the main road (the Fosseway - aka A429), two miles away.
*Walking, if you're staying nearby then walking here is possible. However don't expect to find somewhere to stay the night.
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*Walking: Chedworth offers excellent walking with many footpaths and the Monarch and Macmillan Way run through the village. There is first class bed and breakfast accommodation available at Shrove Cottage, which has excellent catering and drying facilities. The accommodation is cosy, detached and offers a self-contained studio apartment with beautiful views along the valley. Call 01285 720237.
*By Car. This is probably the only sensible way to get here, parking could be a problem though. To get here you'll generally want to get onto the A429 (the Fosse way). The turn off for the village is in a dip and is just a small country lane.
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*By Car. This is probably the only sensible way to get here, parking could be a problem though. To get here you'll generally want to get onto the A429 (the Fosseway). The turn off for the village is in a dip and is just a small country lane.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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==See==
 
==See==
  
*The Roman Villa -- a half hour walk from the village centre, down into the valley (see map)
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*The Roman Villa -- a half hour walk from the village centre, go from the pub past the church  and up the valley (see map)
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
  
*Go for walks to the Roman Villa!
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*Go for walks to the Roman Villa! But be aware that it's overpriced for what it is (£6.70 with gift aid) while there just a few mosaics to see, however some of these are very fine, and important to the study of 4th Century Britain.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
There are no shops
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At the South East end of the village on Fields Road there is a large farm shop. This has dairy and butchery sections, featuring local produce as well as "basics".
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Attached to the shop is cafe with views over farm land and space for children to play.
  
 
==Eat and Drink==
 
==Eat and Drink==
  
*The Seven Tuns serves lunch and dinner every day of the week.
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*The Seven Tuns serves lunch and dinner every day of the week has a garden behind and by the water wheel. Specials are offered everyday.
*The Hare and Hounds pub on the main road (A 429), just south of the Chedworth turnoff also serves food (not great and over priced).  
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*The Hare and Hounds pub on the main road (A 429), just south of the Chedworth turnoff also serves food (more restaurant style than bar snacks).  
*Fossebridge North of the Cirencester turning has more reasonable priced pub food and a pleasant garden next to the Coln river. Accommodation is also offered here.
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*Fossebridge North of the Cirencester turning has reasonable priced pub food and a pleasant garden next to the Coln river. Accommodation is also offered here.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
*The Old Bakery, Queen Street, Just past the pub. ''Need feedback''
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The Hare and Hounds pub on the A429 has a 10 cottage style bedrooms built in 2005.
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Self catering cottages are available including The Old Post Office
  
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Latest revision as of 19:24, 6 May 2012

Rough map of Chedworth

Chedworth [1] is a village in the Cotswolds, seven miles north of Cirencester. It is most famous for its Roman Villa, cared for by the National Trust. Many of the buildings were built hundreds of years ago, and the local pub, the Seven Tuns is a pleasant (if busy) place to retire after walking through the surrounding countryside.

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Get in[edit]

The railway line that once cut through the village was closed in the 1960s. This leaves the visitor with either

  • The bus service (once a week to the village! or several times a day to a stop on the main road (the Fosseway - aka A429), two miles away.
  • Walking: Chedworth offers excellent walking with many footpaths and the Monarch and Macmillan Way run through the village. There is first class bed and breakfast accommodation available at Shrove Cottage, which has excellent catering and drying facilities. The accommodation is cosy, detached and offers a self-contained studio apartment with beautiful views along the valley. Call 01285 720237.
  • By Car. This is probably the only sensible way to get here, parking could be a problem though. To get here you'll generally want to get onto the A429 (the Fosseway). The turn off for the village is in a dip and is just a small country lane.

Get around[edit]

The village is about a mile long, so there's no need to drive once inside the village. The centre of the village is smaller than that anyway, with the Church and Pub within 2 minutes walk of each other.

See[edit][add listing]

  • The Roman Villa -- a half hour walk from the village centre, go from the pub past the church and up the valley (see map)

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Go for walks to the Roman Villa! But be aware that it's overpriced for what it is (£6.70 with gift aid) while there just a few mosaics to see, however some of these are very fine, and important to the study of 4th Century Britain.

Buy[edit][add listing]

At the South East end of the village on Fields Road there is a large farm shop. This has dairy and butchery sections, featuring local produce as well as "basics". Attached to the shop is cafe with views over farm land and space for children to play.

Eat and Drink[edit]

  • The Seven Tuns serves lunch and dinner every day of the week has a garden behind and by the water wheel. Specials are offered everyday.
  • The Hare and Hounds pub on the main road (A 429), just south of the Chedworth turnoff also serves food (more restaurant style than bar snacks).
  • Fossebridge North of the Cirencester turning has reasonable priced pub food and a pleasant garden next to the Coln river. Accommodation is also offered here.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

The Hare and Hounds pub on the A429 has a 10 cottage style bedrooms built in 2005. Self catering cottages are available including The Old Post Office

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