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
14 FEB-7 JUN: Spring Exhibition at Ashmolean Museum Broadway Stitches In Time" - Seventeenth century embroideries from the Feller and Ashmolean's collections.
28 MAY: Jazz & Swing Night - Swing Time in Broadway, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
29 MAY: Robert Dover's Cotswold Olympick Games - a unique continuation of early rural sporting events - inc. amateur sporting events for competitors + entertainment for visitors.
6 JUN: Broadway Vintage and Classic Car Show on the Village Green from 12 to 4pm. At least 42 British &Foreign cars registered before 1939, & British sports cars registered before 1955 plus a band called Jazz Alchemy will be providing music.
9 JUN - 20 SEP: The Secret Life of Chinese Gardens - Summer Exhibition at Ashmolean Museum Broadway - Includes various artistic depictions of favoured Chinese garden plants & unlocks their symbolic meanings. WR12 7DP.
10 JUN: Talk on the Magna Carta By Tim Porter at 6.00 pm at Ashmolean Museum Broadway WR12 7DP. For more information phone 01386 859047.
11 JUN: Jazz & Swing Night - Spats Langhams Hot Fingers, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
14 JUN: NGS Open Gardens Stanton Village 2-6 pm. 3 miles SW of Broadway off B4632, WR12 7NE Admission £6, children free. Enquiries 01242 621202.
18 JUN: "Biking In Broadway" from 6pm ~ Bike Races ~ Heritage Bikes ~ Displays ~ Family Fun ~ Children's best dresses bike ~ Scenic family ride ~ And lots more!
18 JUN: Jazz & Swing Night - Debbie Arthers & Roger Heeley, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway(01386 853202).
19 JUN: Broadway Horticultural Show Quiz night 7pm at the Lifford Hall ~ Teams of 4/6 ~ Tickets £10 per person inc Ham & Cheeses plus delicious Summer salads. Bring your own drinks. To register phone Dottie on 01386 853247.
21 JUN: Midsummer Madness Family Event on the Green ~ Children's Fancy Dress Parade led through the village by Bretforton Silver Band ~ Mark Russell & his Solo Circus to entertain the children ~ Live music plus food and drink stalls.
25 JUN: Jazz & Swing Night - Swing Time in Broadway, Crown & Trumpet Inn Broadway (01386 853202).
4 JUL: Summer Fete & Circus hosted by Friends of St Mary's Primary Broadway, on the Village Green, with Circus shows at 12pm, 2pm & 4pm.
26 JUL: NCH Country Fair & Dog Show on Kennel Field, Broadway - 2pm (gates open 12.30pm) - WR12 7DL.
15 AUG: Village Summer Party on the Green ~ more details soon.
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.
27 NOV: Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening, Broadway.
4 DEC: Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening, Broadway.