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Broadway Area Guide

Broadway is one of the Cotswolds’ most beautiful towns and is steeped in history. Nestled perfectly in the Worcestershire countryside, it's a popular area of the historic Cotswold Hills and the local economy relies heavily on a large influx of tourists each year.

Broadway is a picturesque town in the Cotswolds with rolling hills and local pubs and shops.

Bristol fact file

  • Many of the buildings date back as far back as the 16th century.
  • Broadway was first settled around 5,000 years ago.
  • The local Daylesford estate, with its farm shop for the countryfied ‘Notting Hill set’.
  • Locals head up to Broadway Tower on the weekends.
  • Broadway is surrounded by countryside on the northern edge of the Cotswolds.
  • A large proportion of the local buildings are made from limestone.

Why move to Broadway?

As you'd expect with an area that's so heavily reliant on tourism, Broadway is home to numerous hotels, B&Bs and public houses as well as fine restaurants, independent shops and cafes. Not only does this selection of amenities ensure tourists have a pleasant stay, it also ensures that locals are well catered for. In particular, the area benefits from the nearby Farncombe Estate and its trio of luxury hotels, plus their accompanying acclaimed restaurants, as well as the Daylesford empire to the east. The location of Broadway makes it ideal if you need regular access to the UK's largest cities including Birmingham and London - it's just over two hours away from central London by road and accessible by train from nearby Evesham or Honeybourne.

A little bit of history

Broadway’s origins are uncertain, but even as far back as the 11th century it was a thriving village. Like many Cotswold towns, it grew prosperous due to the wool and cloth trade and later became an important staging post between Worcester and London. When the railway in Evesham opened in 1852, use of stagecoaches waned and the village became a popular artist’s escape; famous visitors include John Singer Sargent and William Morris.

Architecture and property

One of Broadway's most striking features is the architecture. Many of the buildings are built from the characteristic honey-coloured Cotswold stone, with thick walls and deep mullioned windows. If you crave the chocolate-box style of a characterful cottage with roses or wisteria draped around the door, you may just find it in Broadway. The Upper High Street and Springfield Lane are the most sought-after locations, with the former featuring a wide range of period cottages and larger country homes with land attached.

Shopping and amenities

There is a Co-operative store offering a cashpoint and Post Office services which serves the local community, with superstore shopping available in Evesham (including a Waitrose).

Going out

The Broadway Hotel, Broadway Deli, an Indian Restaurant and all manner of cafes and tea rooms.

Green Space

Cotswold Lavender and a number of world renowned gardens including Hidcote and Kiftsgate.

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Explore Broadway at a glance!

For a small town in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside, Broadway has a surprising number of excellent hotels and restaurants.

  • The Potting Shed
    Upscale Bistro

Among Broadway’s butterscotch houses and beautiful countryside, there are a number of shops, services and amenities patronised by residents and the tourists who visit here.

There is a wide range of places to wet your whistle in Broadway Village.

WIth countryside like this surrounding the area, you're never short for things to do.

There is a wide range of independent and state-run schools in the area, including a first school and primary school in Broadway itself.

  • Kitebrook Prep
    Independent School
  • Prince Henry's
    Ofsted Outstanding
  • Evesham Train Station
    8 miles from Broadway
  • Honeybourne Train Station
    6 miles from Broadway
  • Moreton-in-Marsh Train Station
    9 miles from Broadway
  • Bus station
    On the High Street
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  • Accessories, hides and sheepskins
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PAS Landscapes provides a totally unique garden and landscape design service throughout the Cotswolds. Whether you require a one off special feature to compliment your existing garden layout or a complete redesign they provide unique designs and affordable costs.

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Maintenance
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Providing the Cotswolds with flooring solutions and opportunities since 2008.

  • Stair runners
  • Stone and wood floors
  • Carpet and habaca rugs
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Are you looking for new carpets, flooring or maybe it is time for a new bed or mattress? Bradfords has it all spread over 2 floors on Evesham High Street.

  • Carpets
  • Flooring
  • Beds

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