A row of cottages viewed from Chedworth church
Chedworth is a convenient place to stay for exploring the whole
of the Cotswolds and is situated one mile east of the A.429 the
old Roman road known as the Foss Way.
Chedworth is a very attractive rural village in the heart of
the Cotswolds, which has exceptional views over the Coln Valley;
these views can be appreciated by walking the many public footpaths
through secluded parts of the village.
Situated within the village is the Church
of St. Andrews which has Norman features, a School, Manor
House and the Seven Tuns public house. The Roman Villa, discovered
in 1864, now owned by the National Trust, lies three miles north-east
of the village, where an early central heating system can, amongst
other Roman artefacts, be seen.
Cirencester is one of the nearest towns for shopping and sight-seeing,
a distance of eight miles from the village. Known as the Capital
of the Cotswolds, Cirencester is the largest of the many market
towns in the area. Within the town of Cirencester is the Corinium
Museum, St. John the Baptist Church, an Arts and Craft Centre
with workshops, twice-weekly street market, Friday antique market
and every Saturday a craft fair. The town also has parklands in
which to wander, these include the Abbey Grounds with its lake
and Cirencester Park.