Broadway ~ The Village For All Seasons ~ A GUIDE FOR LOCALS AND VISITORS
The beautiful and historic Cotswold village of Broadway is a memorable place to stay and a perfect base from which to tour the local area and enjoy the stunning walks. The pretty High Street is lined with horse chestnut trees and includes a mixture of period houses and picturesque honey coloured Cotswold stone cottages which have lured visitors for centuries.
The Lygon Arms Hotel situated on Broadway High Street is steeped in history. It is intriguing to think that, during the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell actually spent the night at the Inn the night before the Battle of Worcester, while King Charles I had previously used the building to meet and rally his royalist supporters.
The street through Broadway was an ancient 'ridgeway' and the main road from Worcester to London. It is a wide street or 'broad way' hence the name. The village also has an interesting artistic heritage which includes some well known artists, writers, and performing artists such as William Morris, J.M. Barrie and Mary Anderson. The furniture designer Gordon Russell grew up in Broadway and had a workshop here - we now have a great Design Museum.
Whether it's for one day or many, there's plenty to do in and near Broadway. Enjoy our great Eateries, independent Shops and Galleries, welcoming Accommodation, the state of the art Children's Activity Park, Broadway Tower, The Gordon Russell Design Museum, The Ashmolean Museum Broadway, the Beautiful Cotswold Countryside, Local Events and lots more....
Often referred to as the 'Jewel of the Cotswolds', Broadway lies beneath Fish Hill on the western Cotswold escarpment, in the county of Worcestershire and close to the border of Gloucestershire. Broadway is just 2 hours from central London and is also within easy reach of such places as Stratford upon Avon with its Shakespeare Theatre, Warwick with the finest medieval castle in England, Regency Cheltenham, Oxford with its University Colleges, and Bath with its Roman Baths. At the heart of England, The Cotswolds is the largest of 40 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in England and Wales, known and appreciated by visitors from all corners of the world. Broadway lies on the walking trail "The Cotswold Way" which runs from the market town of Chipping Campden to the City of Bath.
We hope you will find this website informative and interesting. Whether you visit Broadway for just a few hours or for a longer stay we can assure you of a Warm Welcome. Click here to see more photos plus some videos of the Village.
WHAT'S ON - DIARY OF LOCAL EVENTS 2015
8 OCT: Jazz & Swing Night - ´Spats´ Langham´s Hot Fingers, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
17/18 OCT: Broadway Horse Trials at Lybrook Farm, Snowshill Road, Broadway WR12 7JS.
22 OCT: Jazz & Swing Night - Swing Time in Broadway, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
24 OCT: 'The Rambling Boys' show at the Lifford Hall at 8 pm. Doors open at 7.30 pm. Tea/ coffee will be served, otherwise bring your own drinks. Tickets £8 each - for sale at Hilton China (13 The Green, Broadway). The profits from the show will be donated to the re-building of Broadway Station.
5 NOV: Jazz & Swing Night - Debbie Arthers & Roger Heeley, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
19 NOV: Jazz & Swing Night - ´Spats´ Langham´s Hot Fingers, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
27 NOV: Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening, Broadway.
4 DEC: Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening, Broadway.