A hidden, somnolent estate village that surprisingly manages to support two inns, a village shop/tea room and a bakery, a nursery school and an active Village Hall with childrens playground. The blue-grey cottages belong to the Cochrane Estate (or Guiting Manor Amenity Trust) that has thankfully saved this village from greedy developers and second homers. The Church of St Michael & All Angels lies on the edge of the village and has some Norman features, a beautiful Tympanum and some weather-beaten tombstones. It was an early Anglo-Saxon settlement called Gyting Broc. A classical, blues and jazz music festival is held in late July these past 50-years and attracts many artists of international renown. guitingfestival.org. Off the beaten track and worthy of a visit for those seeking a short circular walk and a piece of Cotswold heaven.
"Special Places" to visit
Church of St Michael & All Angels
The Guiting Festival.