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Both Chipping Campden and the two famous gardens of Hidcote and Kiftsgate are within walking distance of Little Gidding using local footpaths and maps for these and other local walks are available from your hosts.

For the more adventurous guided day walks can be provided with a packed lunch or a complete walking holiday can be arranged, using Little Gidding as the base, tailored to suit both your interests and your walking requirements.

The Cotswold Way starts from Chipping Campden and the Heart of England Way, the Monarch’s Way and the Diamond Way all pass by within two miles of Little Gidding.

Pick up and drop off to the nearest points on any of these Long Distance Routes can be arranged


For garden lovers this area is an ideal spot. As well as Hidcote and Kiftsgate Gardens, Little Gidding is near to Batsford Arboretum, Sezincote, Mill Dene Garden, Westonbirt Arboretum and Bourton House Garden. Many local gardens are also open from time to time under the National Gardens scheme.

Castles, Country Houses & National Trust Properties.

Why not plan a day out to :

Warwick Castle20 miles
Stratford’s Historic Shakespeare properties12 miles
Snowshill Manor (NT)8 miles
Sudeley Castle12miles
Chastleton House (NT)7 miles
Charlecote Park (NT)14 miles
Blenheim Palace25 miles
Ragley Hall15 miles
Coughton Court19 miles
Upton House (NT)15 miles
Broughton Castle20 miles
Fleece Inn, Bretforton (NT)5 miles
Oxford (c) Rick,

Local towns and villages

10 minutes or less
Chipping Campden, Shipston-on-Stour

30 minutes or less
Banbury, Broadway, Winchcombe, Evesham, Stow on the Wold, Stratford upon Avon, Moreton in Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Norton 

1 hour or less
Burford, Cheltenham, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Kenilworth, Malvern, Northleach, Oxford, Warwick, Worcester

Theatre Visits

Little Gidding is centrally placed for a theatre outing to ;

Stratford on Avon – Shakespeare and Swan Theatres
Chipping Norton Theatre – a delightful experience
Cheltenham Everyman
Warwick University Arts Centre

Other Activities

Warwick Castle (c) Rick,

Bourton on the Water – Birdland & Model Village
Cotswolds Farm Park
Broadway Tower Country Park
Dovers Hill
Heritage Motor Museum
Golf, Horse Riding and cycling can be booked locally.
Course and fly fishing
Steam railway, model railway
Markets, Antiques, art galleries and exhibitions, craft centres
Cathedrals, churches, abbeys, country houses, castles, manor houses, farms and barns

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