Stow on the Wold or Stow St Edward as it was once called owes the above reputation to the fact it was built on top of the Wolds.
The Market Square and the Green complete with 19th century village stocks, give this beautiful Cotswold town its wide open appearance.
Despite this, you will find many alleyways and passages leading onto the Square and all worthy of further investigation!
These passageways are reminder of the old sheep fairs and the sheep droving that has taken place in times gone by.
The town has many claims to fame; the last battle of the Civil War was fought in Stow-on-the-Wold.
The oldest Inn in Stow and for that matter in England is reputedly The Royalist in Digbeth Street;
this inn can trace its history back to 947AD and has many ghostly tales and architectural features
to support this reputation.
The church of St Edward is situated behind the Market Square the churchyard has a number of resplendent
yew trees. Originally dating from 13th- 15th century there were many alterations made during 19th
century not necessarily complimentary to the original building