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Monday, 18 January 2016

Chipping Campden - a traditional Cotswold Village


Before Christmas, my parents and Fabio and I decided to go on a little trip to Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire as we had never been there before, and thought it would make a nice day out. We had plans to go to Stratford-upon-Avon too (more on this in a future post) but we weren't sure whether there would be enough time to do both. We were however very wrong! Chipping Campden is a very small village in the Cotswolds, and really doesn't take a long time to explore the main street. I obviously am all for exploring the more 'slow' aspects of the village, but on this occasion we weren't really equipped for walking and it was really cold and icy! 



This is near the car park where we parked (handy to have one on the high street), and as you can see, it wasn't a very nice day weather wise!


Apparently 'Chipping' means market place from the Old English, 'ceping' and 'Campden' derives from the Saxon 'campadenu' meaning a  valley of fields or enclosures of cultivated land. Fun fact!


I know it's not Christmas anymore, but I just love this house's subtle but lovely Christmassy touches! 


The Bantam Tea Rooms is where we stopped off for a bite to eat and to warm up from the cold! The cakes in there were amazing. Just look at the window..doesn't it look inviting! Wait until you see what's inside!











An open fire! What's not to love! I decided to gorge on the coffee and walnut cake, which was delicious and went down nicely with a cup of coffee. It was the perfect place to stop on a cold winters day; Would definitely recommend. 




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