cotswolds, painswick

Painswick

Painswick

Its local description as ‘The Queen of the Cotswolds’ is fully justified. The houses and cottages are built  from  a  grey,  almost  white,  limestone,  in  marked  contrast  to  Broadway  and  Chipping Campden, and some of the buildings have an almost Palladian, statuesque quality about them.

Look out for the Court House and The Painswick (hotel). Wander down the pretty side streets, but above all, you must, and it’s tricky to ignore, visit the churchyard famous for the legendary 99 yew trees. The 100th yew tree has been planted, time and again, but has never survived. Painswick is  one of the gems of the southern Cotswolds, and is a worthy base from which to explore this region. It is also connected to a network of footpaths including the Cotswold Way, so you can arrive by car, or taxi, and then just walk for the rest of your stay. 

 

"Special Places" to visit

ACP Gallery
Painswick Beacon
Parish Church of St Mary
Prinknash Abbey Park
Prinknash Bird Park
The Rococo Garden