Lower Slaughter

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June, 2023

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No visit to the Cotswolds would be complete without a visit to the picturesque village of Lower Slaughter.The advantage the visitor has over other nearby places, is the fact that no large coaches or lorries are allowed. This means that, although the place is popular, it is not jammed with tourists.

If you want a luxury stay in the Cotswolds, there are 19 guest suits in the 17th century Lower Slaughter Manor House, which is surrounded by five acres of stunning landscaped gardens.

In the centre of the village is the River Eye crossed by little stone bridges. All around there are charming honey-coloured stone cottages. The place has been inhabited for over 1000 years. There is a restored 19th century flour mill with a working waterwheel and a tall red brick chimney, which created additional steam power. At the Old Mill is a museum, where you can learn about the mechanisms and the history of bread making. There is also a gift shop and tea room.

On the other side of the little river is the Village Hall, which was hosting a Summer Solstice Art Exhibition when we were there. The village church of St Mary was rebuilt in 1867, although some parts date back to the 13th century. On the village green is the archway of the old well, which now just contains a trough of pretty flowrrs. In fact the whole of the surroundings are so pretty – you will be impressed!


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