The old market town of Moreton-in- Marsh is set on the Fosse Way in the northern Cotswolds, a beautiful part of the country for a cottage break that’s set amongst the pretty villages that make up the tranquil rural landscapes of the area.
The town''s market, which takes place every Tuesday and has been running since the 13th century. Today around 200 stalls sell everything from local produce to clothes and handcrafted gifts; if you''re looking for something, you''re sure to find it here.
Moreton-in-Marsh has links to the author J.R.R. Tolkien, and fans will may be aware that The Bell Inn in the town is said to have been the inspiration for ''The Prancing Pony'', the most famous pub in Middle Earth, featured in his book ''Lord of the Rings''. It is also said that King Charles I briefly sheltered in the White Hart Hotel (formerly a manor house) during the English Civil War.
If you''re travelling with the family, head for the Cotswold Falconry Centre for a great family day out. You''ll get the chance to see hawks, eagles, owls and other birds of prey as well as some pretty spectacular demonstrations.
An afternoon spent exploring the quaint town centre is always a delight; its broad high street is lined with cosy 18th century inns nestling alongside charming tea rooms and a range of independent stores selling local produce - The Cotswold Cheese Company is a cheese lover''s dream!
Soak up some local history at Chastleton House and Gardens, which was built in 1612; the house is one of England''s finest Jacobean buildings. Take a stroll around the stunning topiary and gardens or take a guided tour of the house itself.
You''ll find that Moreton-in-Marsh is perfectly situated to explore all the Cotswolds has to offer. So why not browse holiday cottages in Moreton in Marsh today and find your cosy cottage in the Cotswolds.