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
23 JUL: Jazz & Swing Night - Swing Time in Broadway, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
1 AUG: Dinner and concert by one of the world's finest guitarists, Xuefei Yang at Broadway Golf Club, Willersey Hill, Broadway. Tickets £38 each from Sonia Woolven 01386 852211 or email@example.com
13 AUG: Jazz & Swing Night - ´Spats´ Langham´s Hot Fingers, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
15 AUG: Picnic On The Green In Broadway ~ Free Admission ~ 12 noon Until Late ~ Family Fun ~ Live Music including Matt Bate, Emma Oakly, John Southern, the D Day Dolls, Hannah H and Boogie Street ~ Fairground Stalls ~ Beer Tent & Cocktail Bar ~ Food & Ice Cream ~ 1950's tea and cake caravan ~ Plus Lots More ~ All Profits To Charities (charities to be confirmed).
23 AUG: NCH Country Fair & Dog Show on Kennel Field, Broadway - judging 2pm (gates open 12 noon) - WR12 7DL.
27 AUG: Jazz & Swing Night - Swing Time in Broadway, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
31 AUG: Celebration Day For Broadway on the Green as St Michael & All Angels Parish Church celebrates 175th Anniversary ~ From 12 Noon to 4.30pm A traditional retro English Village Fete and a few surprises! (everyone welcome) ~ From 6pm to 10pm BY FREE TICKET ONLY. Undercover International Swing and Jazz Band, with professional stage & lights, plus seating provided. FOR FREE TICKETS - FIRST COME FIRST SERVED email firstname.lastname@example.org or call into the Parish Council Office (next to Budgens) to apply for tickets, with your name, number of tickets required and your address. BROADWAY & SURROUNDING VILLAGES INVITED. Refreshments, Pop Up Food & Treats Available All Day Licensed Bar, Soft & Hot Drinks.
3-5 SEP: 'Back to Broadway!' with The Broadway Showstoppers at the Lifford Hall from 7.30pm. Tickets £30 available from ShopWright Newsagents or Tel. 01386 853530.
10 SEP: Jazz & Swing Night - ´Spats´ Langham´s Hot Fingers, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
12 SEP: Broadway Horticultural & Craft Show on the Village Green (including entries for all sorts of baked goods, jams etc).
13 SEP: Broadway Food Festival on the Village Green ~ Local artisan producers ~ Cooking demos by local chefs ~ Delicious food to go.
24 SEP: Jazz & Swing Night - Swing Time in Broadway, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
17/18 OCT: Broadway Horse Trials at Lybrook Farm, Snowshill Road, Broadway WR12 7JS.
27 NOV: Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening, Broadway.
4 DEC: Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening, Broadway.