Local and Wider Area

Northleach is perhaps one of the less well known Cotswolds towns or villages, but has much to offer. With a High Street of attractive houses, friendly locals and a variety of excellent facilities, Northleach may be one of the Cotswolds best kept secrets.

The High Street, Northleach

Northleach has an historic, small market square with a general store, bakery, hairdressers, post office, café, wine bar, plus an award winning butcher, which is situated just off the main square.

The butchers shop, just off the market square in Northleach

The church of St Peter and St Paul is known as the “Cathedral of the Cotswolds”, evidencing the wealth of the town when the wool trade was at its peak.

The Northleach church of St Peter and St Paul

A little further up the High Street, The Wheatsheaf is a wonderful pub with an excellent restaurant. (It is advisable to book in advance, it is extremely popular. )

The Wheatsheaf, High Street, Northleach

The Wheatsheaf

Just outside Northleach, but within walking distance (being on the Fosse Way, the A429) the 18C “Old Prison”, part of which is now a café; a formidable building with delicious food!

The Old Prison

The Old Prison Café

Being located just off the Fosse Way, Northleach is approximately 10 miles from Cirencester, 11 miles from Cheltenham and just 5.5 miles from Bourton-on-the-Water. Having a centralised location within the Cotswolds, Northleach is not only perfectly situated to explore this beautiful area with it’s pretty towns and villages, such as Bourton-on-the-Water, the Slaughters, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury and Burford, but also the wider area, including the famous university city of Oxford with it’s medieval centre or Shakepeare’s county, Warwickshire, with the beautiful town of his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon.  

Bourton-on-the-Water

Bibury

Places of interest:

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Westonbirt Arboretum
Cotswold Farm Park
The Wetland Centre, Slimbridge
Birdland, Bourton on the Water
Model Village, Bourton on the Water
Cogges Manor Farm
British Motor Museum
Blenheim Palace
Sudeley Castle and Gardens


Cotswold Market Towns:
Moreton-in- Marsh
Burford
Chipping Campden
Cirencester
Stow-on-the-Wold
Chipping Norton
Tetbury

National Trust Properties and Gardens:

Chedworth Roman Villa
Chastleton House
Croome, Worcestshire
Hidcote Gardens,
Lodge Park and Sherbourne Estate
Westbury Court Garden
Dyrham Park
Newark Park

For up to date information about what’s on in the Cotswolds:

www.cotswolds.com