How to spend 24 hours in Chipping Campden.


The Rollright Stones

Steeped in local lore, the Whispering Knights – the oldest of the ancient monoliths – date back to 3800-3600BC, while the King’s Men are considered Bronze Age.

Chipping Norton Town History Trail

Get to know Chipping Norton’s golden Grade I and Grade II listed buildings and architecture – plus the quirky tales – built on the wealth of the Cotswold wool trade.

Chippy Lido

With its fully-heated 25m pool, café and large, tree-lined lawn, The Lido outdoor swimming pool is an oasis of calm in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.


Great British Life: Chipping Norton Theatre. (c) Tracy SpiersChipping Norton Theatre. (c) Tracy Spiers

The Theatre

The building housing Chippy’s theatre was once a Salvation Army citadel and now it’s a playhouse, gallery, cinema and concert venue.

The Blue Boar

Licensed in 1663, the Blue Boar is one of the oldest pubs in the town and boasts an extensive wine list and a good choice of beer.

The Crown and Cushion

This 15th-century High Street hotel has 40 en suite bedrooms and was once owned by Keith Moon, the drummer in The Who.


Great British Life: The Chequers, Chipping NortonThe Chequers, Chipping Norton

The Chequers

Whether you come in for bar snacks, light bites or a classic sirloin steak, the Chequers is perfect for a pre-theatre gathering or a pie and a pint.

Bitter & Twisted

This family-run, vibrant and friendly independent bar and kitchen serves ‘twisted modern classics’ combined with hand-picked wines, real ales and cocktails.

The Old Mill Coffee House & Bistro

This West Street cafe is able to cater for group parties of up to 80, and serves everything from traditional favourites such as fish and chips to toasted panini.


Great British Life: Jaffe & Neale bookshop and cafe. (c) Tracy SpiersJaffe & Neale bookshop and cafe. (c) Tracy Spiers

Jaffé and Neale

This bookshop and café set prominently on Middle Row hosts talks and book signings with some of our publishing greats as well as being the bookselling partner for the brilliant ChipLitFest.

Farmers’ markets

The 13th-century weekly market that gave Chipping Norton its ancient name and the monthly farmers’ market are two of the attractions that link this hillside town to its roots.

The Yellow Hat Tribe

Owned by artist Irene Tyack, this gallery based at Brookfield Farm, near Chipping Norton, sells limited-edition lithographic and giclée prints and originals as well as a selection of gifts, such as cards, mugs and tea towels.

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