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Chipping Campden - A lovely Cotswold Village

The name of Chipping Campden, one of the loveliest small towns in the Cotswolds, is derived from the old English word "ceping", meaning market place. The Saxon village of "Campadene", meaning a valley with fields and enclosures, was established in Saxon times. With a population of over 2000 people, the High street is dominated by the 400-year-old market place built by the town's rich benefactor Baptiste Hicks for just £90.00. St James's church at the north end of the High Street is one of the Cotswolds finest "wool" churches. Campden House, destroyed by the Royalists in 1640 to stop it from falling into Parliamentarians hands, can be seen next to the church and the Court Barn Museum. Chipping Campden became an important destination in the Art and Craft movement in the early 1900s.

Day Trip from London

The Cotswolds, running through 5 counties of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire is located just over a One-hour train ride from London. An incredibly picturesque and charming part of England, you will immediately feel transported back in time.  The best way to see the awe-inspiring gorgeous rolling hills is to take a highly recommended tour with Best Cotswold Tours. You will not be disappointed! The Cotswolds derive the name from the old English term "Wold" meaning rolling hills, and Cotswolds refers to "sheep enclosures in rolling hills. You are likely to see lively markets, local pubs, castles, and country houses and of course sheep grazing in their natural environment.