A market town with a fine church, St. Mary’s. The town’s recent claim to fame has been due to its proximity to Highgrove, Prince Charles’ home at Doughton. The opening of his Highgrove shop on the High Street has brought an influx of new visitors to the town with coach outings bringing thetraﬃc to a standstill. How this helps the rest of the town’s merchants, one can only surmise?
Today, it is the Cotswold’s major centre for antiques. It has had much welcome investment in the shape of new shops, galleries, and places to eat and drink. Nearby is Gatcombe Park, the home of Anne, The Princess Royal. The Woolsack Races on May Bank Holiday are fun to watch, and do cause great merriment to the bystanders, but not the participants who are forced to carry the heavy woolsack.
“Special Places" to Visit:
Badminton Horse Trials
Parish Church of St Mary