Thatched cottage, Broad Campden
Thatched cottage, Broad Campden

The village of Broad Campden has been described as picturesque. It is an apt description. The village is set in rolling countryside, surrounded by fields of grazing sheep, and dissected by streams. The cottages that line the High Street are built of lovely golden Cotswold stone, as is the parish church, notable for its unusual round bellcote.

The name Campden appears to be derived from a Saxon phrase meaning, "Valley with fields." The Campden parish, composed of Chipping Campden, Broad Campden, Berrington, and Wessington, was held by King Harold at the time of the Norman Conquest.

The Quaker Meeting House dates to 1663, making it the oldest in the country still in use. Thatched cottages abound, lining the quiet, twisting lanes. Broad Campden is without doubt one of the prettiest - and quietest - villages in the north Cotswolds.

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About Broad Campden
Address: Broad Campden, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England
Attraction Type: Village
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OS: SP158 378
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express


Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest

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