Discover Broadway from Lemon Tree Holiday Cottage
Broadway, The Jewel of the Cotswolds, is an historic coaching village boasting a beautiful village green and stunning honey coloured chocolate-box architecture. Lesser known of it’s many tourist attractions include the ancient church of St Eadburgha, a giant Wisteria plant over a hundred years old and a superb recreation area for young people – with probably some of the best views from a play area in Britain. The village is also destined to be the northern terminus of the GWR’s (Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway) reconstructed Heritage Steam Railway.
Broadway is an easy walk or cycle from Lemon Tree Cottage.
Stock up at Budgens, the excellent supermarket on Back Lane near the Tourist Information Centre (home delivery available), or the large Broadway Deli at St Patricks on the High Street. Home delivery is also available from Tesco or Morrisons in Evesham. Enjoy shopping at Broadway’s various gift, antique, furniture, interior design, charity and clothes shops. There are art galleries, a chemist, florist, post office, doctor’s surgery, dentist, library and Lloyds bank.
Out and About
There are several restaurants, cafes and pubs offering a great selection of food and drink, often with live entertainment, and the excellently equipped recreation area for youngsters of all ages includes a zip-wire, climbing wall, football pitch and outdoor gym.
The stables on Kennel Lane have a pack of working hounds and Broadway Golf Club, at 850 feet above sea level, offers wide ranging views of the area.
Horse-riding can be booked in nearby Stanton.
As well as at St Eadburgha’s, weekly services are offered by the other Broadway Churches of St Saviour’s RC and St Michael & All Angels C of E.
Broadway Tower provides great views, walks, tower visits, a café, shop and nuclear bunker tours. Snowshill Manor is a 2-minute drive away with a National Trust café whilst the Cotswold Lavender Farm is close by.
For rainy day entertainment there is the Gordon Russell furniture museum or the Ashmolean Broadway. The Lygon Arms Hotel offers visitor passes to the spa-pool, gym and tennis court while Evesham’s Regal Cinema provides excellent at-table refreshments and comfy sofas.
A Walker’s Paradise
Broadway is a perfect base for walkers to explore some of the 102 miles of the Cotswold Way with many other glorious walks in the area offering seasonal displays of bluebells, poppies or blossom trees. The Vale of Evesham Blossom Trail offers walks and guided bus tours through Broadway, Pershore and Evesham from the end of March onwards.
A Day at the Races
Broadway is ideally placed to stay whilst attending the Cheltenham Races being a 20-minute drive from the racecourse. During Gold Cup week Broadway’s pubs and eateries are packed with horse trainers, owners and race-goers. Lemon Tree Cottage is an ideal base to enjoy the races as well as the ‘après-race’ nightlife!
Broadway also hosts horse trials each year.
Other activities in the vicinity
There are numerous other attractions for all the family within easy driving distance of Lemon Tree Cottage and throughout the Cotswolds including historic houses, follies and pre-historic sites, farm, wildlife and water parks, boating at Evesham Marina, culture and history in Shakespeare’s Stratford, shopping in Cheltenham.
Late Night Christmas Shopping – last & first Fridays in November & December
Broadway Arts Festival (bi-annual)
Broadway Horticultural Show – September
Broadway Horse Trials
Dovers Hill Games, Chipping Campden
Cheltenham National Hunt Festival (Gold Cup Week) – March
Prescott Hill Climb – various
Gypsy Horse Fair, Stow-on-the-Wold – usually May and October