About Stow

About Stow

…scenes from around Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow on the Wold is the highest town in the Cotswolds, lying on the route of the ancient Roman road, the Fosse Way.

The church tower of 15th century St Edwards parish church is visible for miles around. Dating back to medieval times, Stow rose to prosperity on the back of the wool trade.

The Royalist Hotel in Digbeth St built in 947 AD is said to be the oldest inn in England.

The old wooden stocks still stand in the market square but no longer are miscreants placed in them to be pelted with rotten eggs by their fellow citizens.

Today the market square boasts many fine pubs, restaurants and cafes. If shopping is your thing, you will find antique shops, art shops, book shops and specialty shops to keep you browsing all day.