The Cotswolds is located in South Central England and spans 790 glorious square miles across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The region’s most iconic landmark is of course the rolling Cotswolds Hills, but it’s also famed for its picturesque villages, river valleys, beech woods and lush green meadows.
Since 1107, Stow has been renowned for hosting markets and fairs. Although many types of goods were traditionally traded, the high quality of locally farmed sheep positioned the town at the centre of the region’s wool trade. Daniel Defoe even recorded that 20,000 sheep changed hands at one 18th-century fair!
Stow is a welcoming, cosmopolitan town and a captivating place to visit. Brimming with history, it’s also home to contemporary coffee houses, traditional tea rooms, antique shops, pubs and boutique hotels. A farmers’ market takes place on the second Thursday of every month and is packed with fresh local produce.