Shopping in the Cotswolds
If you’re fed up with the same old high street stores, the beautiful towns and villages in the Cotswolds is full to bursting with eclectic, independent shops and boutiques all waiting to be explored.
Lose yourself in the picturesque lanes of Cirencester where you’ll find thriving weekly events in the Corn Hall including home, fashion and garden bazaars and a regular Saturday craft market.
Antiques aficionados will love the plethora of antique shops in Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Tewkesbury and Winchcombe. You’ll also find a fine collection of art galleries hosting regular exhibitions and featured artists in the Cotswolds.
Foodies will love bohemian Stroud which boasts the country’s first organic café among a wide selection of lovely eateries and an award-winning weekly Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning.
And if you’re a fan of the royals, don’t miss the acclaimed Cotswold market town of Tetbury near Prince Charles's home of Highgrove. A visit to the Highgrove shop is a must, everything sold there is made by local artisans and craftspeople and chosen for their ethical and sustainable pedigree.
Chic Cheltenham has many surprisingly different shopping areas each with individual character – from the upmarket Promenade to the Brewery where you’ll find an exciting range of bars, restaurants and shops. Don't miss the happening neighbourhoods of Montpellier and the Suffolks.
Serious shoppers will find plenty of opportunities to enjoy more familiar brands at the Westgate Quarter in Gloucester and the city’s newest attraction, Gloucester Quays – a great place to pick up the best designer brands at reduced prices and also home to a huge antiques centre. Not far away is McArthurGlen’s Swindon Designer Outlet with more than 90 top names at discounted prices – all housed in a beautifully renovated listed railway building.
Wherever you shop in the Cotswolds, we guarantee you’ll be spoilt for choice.