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The Cotswolds route from Broadway to Oxford

Author: Dromos A guide provided by RouteYou Guide offered by:


Overview Route introduction/description This route takes you from the famous village of Broadway, a typical Cotswolds village, and brings you to the university city of Oxford.

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Characteristics, themes and linked groups:

The route has following characteristics: Racing-bike suitable • Paved The route is linked to the following themes: Geography • Science The route is linked to the following groups: EURO CyclingNetwork Tracks which are suggested to be part of the EURO CyclingNetwork (please add your contribution). Check the EuroVelo initiative: http://www.ecf.com/14_1

Harold Briercliffe Cycling routes based on the legendary Harold Briercliffe. Harold Briercliffe wrote and created guide books for cycling in Britain in the late 1940s. This group collects cycling routes suggested by Harold Briercliffe.


Info about the area of this route

The route passes through the following regions: – – –

Vale of White Horse Cotswold Tewkesbury

Info about the regions:

Vale of White Horse The Vale of White Horse is a local government district of Oxfordshire. It is a geographically distinct region, lying between the Berkshire Downs and the River Thames, named after the prehistoric Uffington White Horse.

Cotswold Cotswold is a district in Gloucestershire, named after the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the “Heart of England”. Eighty per cent of the district lies within the River Thames catchment area, with the Thames itself and several tributaries including the River Windrush and River Leach running through the district.

Tewkesbury No info available


Points of Interest put along the route by the author

Broadway – Village - reached after 1.28km Broadway is frequently referred to as the 'Jewel of the Cotswolds'. Typical are the red chestnut trees and honey-coloured Cotswold limestone buildings, many dating from the 16th century, and the Green. The famous cyclist Harold Briercliffe who made cycling tours all over Britain considered this village "a bit too much", or an overdose. Here was already tourism in the 1940s when he passed here. Author: Dromos

Snowshill Manor – Building - reached after 5.14km Snowshill Manor is a National Trust property. It was the property of Winchcombe Abbey from 821 until 1539 when the Abbey was confiscated by King Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Author: Dromos

Cotswold Motoring Museum – Museum – reached after 16.0 km Asthall Parish Church – Church - reached after 38.6 km William Morris, the textile designer, writer and socialist, visited the church when the vicar of the church of Burford was changing the wonderful floor. He started arguing with the vicar that he was destroying beautiful heritage. But he lost the argument and you can still see the ugly floor in the church. William Morris went back home and founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (1877).


Places of Interest nearby your route, selected by RouteYou

Broadway

Broadway is frequently referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’. Typical are the red chestnut trees and honey-coloured Cotswold limestone buildings, many dating from the 16th century, and the Green. The famous cyclist Harold Briercliffe who made cycling tours all over Britain considered this village “a bit too much”, or an overdose. Here was already tourism in the 1940s when he passed here.

Asthall Parish Church

William Morris, the textile designer, writer and socialist, visited the church when the vicar of the church of Burford was changing the wonderful floor. He started arguing with the vicar that he was destroying beautiful heritage. But he lost the argument and you can still see the ugly floor in the church. William Morris went back home and founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (1877).

Burford

Between the 14th century and the 17th century Burford was important for its wool. There were more sheep here than people.


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Crown Inn: – –

The Unicorn Hotel – –

Lower Brook House – –

Rating: From: 80 GBP Hotel Rooms: 6 In the heart of the idyllic Cotswold village of Blockley, this traditional 17th century house offers 5-star guest accommodation in 6 individually decorated rooms, each with their own unique charm.

The Fox & Goose Country Inn – –

Rating: From: 40 GBP Hotel Rooms: 4 Surrounded by gorgeous countryside, this charming inn has a smart dining room, a cosy bar and just 4 individually decorated, luxurious en suite rooms.

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Rating: From: 60 GBP Hotel Rooms: 14 This 300-year-old large country guest house is in gardens and grounds beside Cheltenham Race Course, with en suite rooms, outstanding breakfasts and a location close to some of Cheltenham’s best restaurants and bars. Just 1.5 miles (2.

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Rating: From: 55 GBP Hotel Rooms: 19 In the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds, The Unicorn Hotel is a 17th-century building with stylish interiors, offering the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful surrounding area.

The Prestbury House –

From: 49.5 GBP Hotel Rooms: 24 Set in the heart of The Cotswolds this warm 16th century Inn & Hotel offers the best in Cotswold hospitality!

Leckhampstead Village Hall

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The Cotswolds route from Broadway to Oxford