St Edwards Church at Stow on the Wold
A wander around the Cotswold town of Stow on the Wold is a ‘must do’ for your visit to the Cotswolds, here’s why!
Whilst you’re enjoying the Square, the boutique shops and antiques shops down some of the teeny tiny streets off the main road, maybe a stop for afternoon tea in one of the bakeries or tea rooms, you may find yourself passing St Edward’s Church. If you don’t accidentally stumble upon it start at the Square and you’ll see it standing tall above the shops. Definitely worth a visit!
Stay anywhere in The Cotswolds and you can visit Stow, it’s easily accessible being located where a number of important roads meet, including the Fosse Way or stay in one of our Stow on the Wold Cottages and have all this right on your doorstep.
St Edwards Church is a medieval Church of England parish church, serving Stow-on-the-Wold, also known as ‘Stow’, in Gloucestershire.
It is a real tourist attraction, being amongst the 98 Grade I listed buildings in the Cotswolds, the building itself is noted for it’s build from the well known traditional Cotswold stone, the square tower and the it’s multi arch structure, so well preserved with references as far back at the 11th Century that put this building in the highest architectural category.
Really though, it’s the neatly kept, peaceful churchyard, the huge stained glass windows and the fascinating North door, flanked by ancient yew trees that you will remember.
Really though, it’s the neatly kept, peaceful churchyard, the huge stained glass windows and the fascinating North door, flanked by ancient yew trees that you will remember. The trees that frame the ancient door have become part of the building, looking like an enchanted scene from The Shire in The Lord of The Rings. Just another wonderful memory from The Cotswolds.