Broadway Cotswolds UK, The Olive Branch guest house
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The village is situated in the northern part of the Cotswolds, with good access to the rest of the Cotswolds. It is commonly referred to as "the jewel of the Cotswolds" and one well-known travel book describes the High Street (where the Olive Branch is situated) as "one of the most beautiful in all England, if not the most beautiful."

Art galleries, antique shops, boutiques, jewellers and gift shops can now be found on the High Street, which once boasted 33 pubs and a number of butchers and grocers. There is even a Christmas shop. There are 3 pubs and 5 restaurants in the village and many other excellent eating houses within a few miles of the guest house.

Not far away are countless places of interest. Just up the road is Stratford on Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Within 30 minutes drive are other famous villages and market towns. Market towns include:- Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-in-the-Wold. Villages include Snowshill, Stanton, Stanway, the Slaughters, the Swells, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Woodstock (birthplace of Winston Churchill), just to name a few. Larger cities and towns with many interesting things to do and see include Cheltenham, Gloucester, Worcester and Oxford (less than 1 hour by car) and Bath (1 hour and 15 minutes). London is less than 2 hours away by car or train, as is the Principality of Wales. The Garden
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Things to do in the area

There are countless activities that are available in the area apart from touring this beautiful area of England. Below are just some of them:

We are only 15 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. For most of the year The Royal Shakespeare Company have a number of plays for one to choose from.

The National Trust: There are a number of National Trust buildings, manors, gardens, stately homes that are easily accessible from Broadway.

Castles: Sudeley Castle is only 8 miles from here, while a little further away, but well worth the visit, is Warwick Castle.

Cathedrals: The cathedrals of Gloucester and Worcester are the nearest Churches abound in the Cotswolds as nearly every village has at least 1 church ( Broadway has 5). There are numerous Norman churches all over the Cotswolds.

The Cotswold Way: If you like to walk then this is the area to come to with many trails and walks available. Many walkers from all over the world come here to admire th beauty of the surrounding countryside

Parks: There are a number of parks and recreation areas with various attractions for both the young and the not-so-young close to Broadway. There is now a new upmarket recreational/fun park in Broadway for children and adults.

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Museums and other places of interest: Museums are spread around, and of a great variety. Some places of interest include: a butterfly farm, Gloucester docks and National Birds of Prey centre, and the Royal Worcester visitor centre to name a few.

We would be very happy to send you more information, on anything you wish to know more about and also to advise which plays are currently running. We can also make bookings for you.

David and Pam Talboys, The Olive Branch Guest House, 78 High Street, Broadway, Cotswolds, Worcestershire WR12 7AJ
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