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Explore the area

The Plough at Ford rests in the heart of the Cotswolds... so whats nearby?

The historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, offering a window into the Cotswold wool industry as well as many antique shopping opportunities.

Bourton-on-the-Water, situated on the river Windrush. often called the "Little Venice" of the Cotswolds for its elegant low bridges and tidy stone banks. One of the most popular destinations in the region, offering attractions such as Birdland and the Model Village and Railway.


The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, is a fabulous heritage railway just down the hill from us at Toddington station it offers a round trip of 28 miles through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds.

The village of Broadway is located 8 miles from the Plough, and has been referred to as "the Jewel of the Cotswolds" for it's beauty and presentation. Broadway has cultural connections with the colony of artists that took residence there, such as Oscar Wilde and Elgar.

Broadway Tower (pictured) is one of the Cotswolds' most iconis landmarks built in 1798 and set within a 50-acre estate of parkland, allowing visitors to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location, 

Further away is Burford. The north Oxfordshire town is known as the "southern gateway" to the Cotswolds, and  like Bourton-on-the-Water is perched on the river Windrush. A beautiful old Cotswold town offering incredible views, a grand sloping high street and a traditional splay of restaurants and tea rooms.

Positioned 21 miles away from the Plough is the village of Bibury, which William Morris called "the most beautiful town in the Cotswolds". A popular location for it's historical significance, Arlington Row overlooks the water meadow and is comprised of a group of ancient cottages dating back to the 16th Century.

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