Cotswold Towns and Villages

Moreton In Marsh

Moreton In Marsh is a small Cotswold town in northeastern Gloucestershire at the joining of the Fosse Way Roman Road and A44.  The town is in the low-lands in a rather flat area and can also be reached by rail from London Paddington.

The town is one of the key market towns in the northern part of the Cotswolds and has been since its beginning in the 13th century.  The open air market each Tuesday is a popular attraction for locals and tourists both.  Over 200 vendors show up to sell their wares every week.

Owing to its convenient location, Moreton has also been a coaching station for centuries.  Although its use as such has declined since the Oxford to Worcester railway was constructed in 1853, it is still a frequent stop for travelers and contains many pleasant comforts in the manner of inns, public houses, hotels, tea shops, restaurants and various cottages and bed and breakfast accommodations.  There is a caravan site on the edge of town for those with recreational vehicles.

What can you see in and around Moreton?   Most of the buildings you see range from the 17th to 19th centuries including the Redesdale Market Hall in the town centre.  The oldest building is believed to be the Curfew Tower located on High Street, constructed in the 16th century.  If you enjoy the delights of nature and landscaping, you may want to visit some of the celebrated gardens which are just outside of town.  These include Hidcote Manor, Snowshill Manor, Sezincote, Bourton House, Kiftsgate Court and the Batsford Arboretum.

While more “modern” than some of the other towns in the region, Moreton is as quaint and inviting now as it was when it was a major coaching station and warmly welcomes tourists to partake of its market and its hospitality!

If you have arrived in Moreton In Marsh via train then you may need a Taxi, a local highly recommended taxi firm is Moreton In Marsh Taxi

Moreton In Marsh


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