Longborough and Surroundings

Longborough is a small attractive village on a hill slope looking out eastwards over the broad Evenload Valley. The church is of Norman origins with a 13th-century tower and a 14th-century south transept. This houses the very grand 17th-century monument to Sir William Leigh complete with his wife and children, and a monument to a 14th-century night and his lady, for whom this transept was probably built. The North transept , added after the demolition of nearby Sezincote church, is sealed off and houses the tomb of Sir Charles Cockerell, the builder of Sezincote.

Local Attractions: Longborough Opera Festival and Sezincote famous gardens a few miles away.

We are also very near to the Longborough Opera Festival

Longborough Festival Opera has an intimate auditorium seating just under 500, with an orchestra pit for up to 70 players, and is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, overlooking the Evenlode valley, with some of the most glorious views in England.

Evening performances usually start at 6.00 or 6.30pm and have a 90 minute interval for picnicking in the grounds or dining in the popular LFO restaurants. There are also facilities for private dining and corporate entertaining.

Stow on the Wold (3 miles away)

With its grand manors and gardens, quaint cottages and quiet backwaters, ancient woodlands and rolling hills, Stow is the quintessential Cotswold town, just waiting to be discovered.
As Stow’s Information Centre, we’re online with lots of experience and expertise to help you make the most of your visit to the Cotswolds and take advantage of everything this uniquely beautiful town and the surrounding areas have to offer.

Moreton-in-Marsh

Located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode Valley (and on a direct rail link from London), Moreton in Marsh is a thriving market town, dating back 1000 years to the Saxon era.

Its broad High Street is lined with elegant 17th and 18th Century buildings, among them the White Hart Royal, a former manor house in which King Charles I sheltered during the Civil War.

Moreton in Marsh accommodation is varied with something for everyone, whatever your needs. Moreton in Marsh hotels, bed and breakfast mostly dominate the accommodation here along the town’s High Street and a Moreton in Marsh B&B in particular proves to be a popular choice amongst visitors as it provides access to walks around the area.

Every Tuesday Moreton-in-Marsh hosts the largest open-air street market in the Cotswolds. It is also the venue for a successful one-day agricultural show held on the first Saturday in September.

Will pick up residents from Moreton in Marsh Station for £10

Useful Tip:  It’s a 45 minute walk to the Coach & Horses pub from the Moreton caravan site.

 

Moreton Show – The Countryside In A Day:

1st Saturday of September.

Moreton Show, in the heart of the Cotswolds, is a celebration of all that’s great about the British countryside. It’s a fabulous family day out, of farming, food, fashion and fun.

Some of the finest livestock in land are on parade – cattle, sheep, pigs poultry and goats. In the National Show of Poll Hereford Cattle, see the pampered prime beef with their glossy coats groomed with hairdryers and the fabulous feathers of our champion chickens.

Moreton hosts the National Show for our lovely Cotswold Sheep and horses and riders compete for places at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show.

Longborough Shop

MEAT supplied by P Checketts of Moreton-in-Marsh
Choice cuts available from the shop or order by 12pm every Wednesday in the shop, by phone or by email. IFTS sourced locally and from around the world. Jewellery, china, Paintings by local artists. Our own beautifully branded packaged biscuits, tea and chocolates.

Open:

Monday-Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 8.00am – 2.00pm
Sunday 9.00am – 11.30pm