Guiting Power nestles snugly in the slopes of a valley formed by a tributary of the River Windrush. Originally the site of an Anglo-Saxon town called Gyting Broc, it is now a beautifully preserved medieval style Cotswold town.
Despite being very tiny, Guiting Power has a Post Office, village hall, two public houses and more amenities. Just outside of town are a couple of Saxon excavations in progress of a barrow and a church. A lovely Norman church with a Victorian transept is situated on the edge of town called St. Michael and All Angels.
Guiting Power is considered one of the finest examples of Cotswold architecture. The buildings in Guiting Power of constructed of local stone and the beautiful St. Michael church has an impressive Norman south doorway. The beauty of the town motivated producers to use it in the filming of the movie The Wyvern Mystery.
Nearby attractions include the Cotswold Farm Park, Winchombe, Sudeley Castle, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-Water.
Even though it is small, Guiting Power has several inns and cottages in which you can stay as well as the gorgeous Temple Guiting Manor. Since accommodations are limited you may want to make your reservations in advance!