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 2016
4 FEB: Jazz & Swing Night - Swing Time in Broadway, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202)
5 FEB: Quiz Night at the Lifford Hall, Broadway. 6 per team, 7.30pm start, fish & chips, £10. Contact Linda or Sue Tel: 07874242838. Trustees Cup is up for grabs!
11 FEB: Jazz & Swing Night - Debbie Arthers & Roger Heeley, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
12 FEB: llustrated talk by Frank Austin 'All at Sea - Broadway and the RNLI', at The Lygon Arms Broadway ~ Coffee & Biscuits ~ Doors open at 10.30am ~ Talk commences 11am ~ Tickets £8 from Shopwright Newsagents or Telephone 01386 852240.
13 FEB: Spring Exhibition opens "Edward Lear - Travels and Nonsense" at the Ashmolean Museum Broadway (01386 859047). Edward Lear (1812-1888) was one of the most versatile and prolific artists of the nineteenth century.
18 FEB: Jazz & Swing Night - ´Spats´ Langham´s Hot Fingers, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
3 MAR: Jazz & Swing Night - ´Spats´ Langham´s Hot Fingers, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
10 MAR: Jazz & Swing Night - Debbie Arthers & Roger Heeley, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
15-18 MAR: Cheltenham Festival Horse Races - Gold Cup - at Cheltenham Racecourse GL50 4SH
21 MAR: "Shakespeare and the Cotswolds" ~ Illustrated talk by Dr Martin Wiggins, Senior Lecturer and Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. Tickets £7.50 (Broadway History Society Members and Broadway Arts Festival Benefactors - free). All welcome.7pm at the Torrington Room, The Lygon Arms Hotel.
30 MAR: "The amazing First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton OBE RRC". A talk by Lisa and Dick Robinson at The Ashmolean Museum Broadway at 5pm. Ticket £10 and includes a drink.
28 APR: A talk by Harry Athenwood on the works of Muirhead Bone. Accompanied with drawing and prints from the Ashmolean Museum print room Archive. At The Ashmolean Museum Broadway at 5pm. Ticket £10, includes a drink.
11 MAY-11 SEP: Summer Exhibition at The Ashmolean Museum Broadway ~ F.L. Griggs: Visions of England. Normal admission charges apply.
25 MAY: "British Cast-Iron Firebacks" Talk and Book Signing by Jeremy Hodgkinson at The Ashmolean Museum Broadway at 5pm. Tickets £10, includes a drink.
3-19 JUN: Broadway Arts Festival - for more information and to book tickets visit www.broadwayartsfestival.com.
16 JUN: Bike Night in Broadway ~ A Celebration of Cycling ~ Bike Races ~ Family Fun ~ Bring your bike and join in! Village Green & High Street 6-8pm.
10 SEP: Broadway Horticultural & Craft Show on the Village Green - 1pm to 4.30pm
11 SEP: Broadway Food Festival - From 10am to 4pm ~ Local artisan producers ~ Cooking demos by local chefs ~ Delicious food to go. Discover the best of local food and drink! Plus beautiful classic cars.