Sited on the high ground of the Cotswold Edge, a few miles east of Stroud across the amazing Common, this charming small town feels "remote".
It attractive narrow streets are lined with mellow Cotswold stone houses and cottages with some fine examples of 17th and early 18th-century architecture. These include the ancient columned Market House, elegant Market cross and the imposing church of the Holy Trinity with origins in the 12th century.
With a cracking pub, a delightful tea shop or two and a renowned wedding dress shop, plus some other shops to wander through, it's well worth a look. You might be lucky and see the Highland Cattle being driven up the main street to spend the summer on the Common!
Gatcombe Park, the home of H.R.H. Anne, Princess Royal, and the British Festival of Eventing, is near by too.