Broadway so perfectly captures the idyllic vision of rural life that it is known as ‘the Show Village of England’. Set out from your luxury country retreat for a leisurely day exploring 16th-century manors wrapped in manicured gardens. Explore the green countryside, play a round of golf, or savour a traditional afternoon tea in a historic tea shop.
A picture-postcard village famed as ‘the jewel of the Cotswolds’.
Things to do
ART & CULTURE
Broadway has been an inspiration to artists for centuries and was once home to William Morris, who founded the Arts and Crafts movement here. Celebrate the village’s artistic heritage with a visit to one of many local art galleries, or attend the thriving Broadway Arts Festival, held each year.
Broadway is well placed for a more active holiday. Explore the miles of cycling routes or stretch your legs on the picturesque Cotswold Way Trail. Play golf or spend an afternoon bowling on the village green. Or try traditional country pursuits like horse riding and clay pigeon shooting.
Your boutique hotel in Broadway is within easy reach of some of the Cotswolds’ finest historic houses. Explore Hidcote Manor with its bright and blooming gardens, or pack a picnic for a day at Batsford Arboretum.
Slightly further afield you’ll find Oxford, with its exceptional museums, famous university colleges and bustling high street.
Walk up to Broadway Tower – a folly castle perched high on a hill – for far-reaching views across pretty patchwork countryside.
Top tip from SLH