Upper Slaughter

195 Reviews

Star Travel Rating

5/5

Review type

Destination

Date of travel

June, 2023

Product name

Upper Slaughter

Product country

UK

Product city

Cotswolds

Travelled with

Family

Reasons for trip

Culture/Sightseeing

Upper Slaughter is a 20-minute walk from its sister village of Lower Slaughter. The name is not to be confused with “Great Slaughter” a fictitious village featured in the popular television series “Sister Boniface” – the crime-cracking nun! The place has also been a location for “Father Brown”, for those of us who follow the other mystery detective comedy drama series.

In fact, Upper Slaughter is known as a “Doubly Thankful Village”. It is one of only 14 villages in the entire country not to have lost anyone in either World War I or World War II. The River Eye runs through the village and is crossed by little stone foot bridges (and a ford for vehicles). We visited St Peter’s Church, which was restored in 1877, although it is mostly 12th century. There is a 14th century Easter Sepulchre, ancient carvings and Tudor brasses amongst the historic artefacts inside. Within the village the original alms-houses were reconstructed in 1906 by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, but no building work has taken place since.

The largest building is the “Lords of the Manor Hotel”, which dates back to 1649. This luxury hotel is set in 8 acres of lawns and grandiose gardens. You don’t have to stay overnight to enjoy fine dining for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea.

This hotel is not actually the real Manor House of Upper Slaughter, which was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. In the 12th century, the manor became the property of Slaughter family. The name is a mispronunciation of the Old English word “slothre”, which means muddy or miry place. There is nothing muddy about the place – it is beautiful!

Therese.Irving

Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.

Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.