Things to see and do in Broadway

The village of Broadway in the Cotswolds is as beautiful as it is historic and is ideally situated to explore the breathtaking countryside of the northern Cotswolds. Often referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’ the area was loved by artists from far and wide. It was said that William Morris was a fan of Broadway Tower, a folly which at 1024 feet above sea level is the second-highest point in the Cotswolds.  

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The village is well known for art and antiques and its streets are home to several of England’s best art galleries such as Haynes Fine Art at Picton House. Here you will find a selection of British and European art and antique furniture, with regular exhibitions featuring works from artists as far afield as New York.  

If your budget won’t quite stretch that far you can treat yourself to a gift from the independent bookstore, Blandford Books, or a heart themed gift from All of My Heart. Also with such wonderful walks on your doorstep it will come as no surprise that the village is home to Landmark Stores where you will find clothes and accessories from Barbour, Patagonia and Joules to name a few. 

Foodies staying in the area long enough will be spoilt for choice with a selection of tea rooms and coffee shops. From The Bakehouse serving artisan coffee, cakes and a selection of wine and organic beer, to Hunter’s of Broadway with their own intimate courtyard. Not to be missed the Broadway Deli, based in the historic St Patrick’s building on the High Street, has its very own converted TukTuk and a deli bar in the style of a vintage Citroen truck.  

The Broadway Hotel is home to the Jockey Bar – inspired by the nearby Cheltenham Racecourse the racing themed bar is popular with locals. Here you can enjoy a relaxed bite with a pint of local ale, sample freshly baked scones with their Afternoon tea, or for a more stylish setting reserve a table in the chic Tattersalls Brasserie. 

Real ale fans should stop by the Crown and Trumpet, a previous winner of Best CAMRA pub, to sample the Broadway Arts Festival Beer, locally made at the Stanway Brewery. And for a relaxing pint, an upmarket cocktail or locally sourced gastro meal you can’t go far wrong with a visit to The Lygon Arms.  

No trip to Broadway is complete without a visit to Broadway Tower which, thanks to its location on top of a Cotswold escarpment , boasts spectacular views stretching as far as 62 miles across 16 counties! 

We’re sure you will agree there is plenty to see and do in and around Broadway, but it would be amiss of us not to mention the many delightful walks right on the doorstep. The 102 mile Cotswold Way is easily accessible from the village and you can enjoy a part of it on the circular walk starting in the village itself and taking in Broadway Tower.  

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