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This beautiful town in one of the most popular parts of the UK has been described as one of the most English towns you can find.

Stow on the Wold in the Cotswolds has long been a popular spot for those visiting this stunning part of the UK, home to an iconic church that is pictured on numerous travel guides.

St Edward’s Church – located right in the centre of the town – features a unique entrance that incorporates tree trunks and vines to make it look like it’s part of the nature on its doorstep.

It’s one of the main attractions for those visiting the town, with hundreds of people stopping off for a photo at the picturesque spot.

But the town has much more to offer, with dozens of independent shops lining the streets and a range of pubs and cafes to stop off and grab a bite to eat.

The Market Square is an impressive centre-point that pays tribute to the town’s former importance. Surrounded by beautiful town houses, independent shops, antique centres, cosy cafes and inns, it has been the focus of time life for centuries.

Hosting a medieval market stocks on one end, the ancient market cross at the other and the impressive St Edwards Hall standing in the centre.

It played a significant role in the English Civil War, with the Battle of Stow on the Wold taking place at nearby Donnington in 1646.

Not far from the town centre lies the old wells in Well Lane where you can view the ramparts of an Iron Age fort.

For those looking for a place to stay, there are plenty of self-catering options available on Airbnb or Sykes Cottages, or for those looking for a traditional B&B, Lucy’s Tearoom is ranked “superb” on Booking.com.

The cafe is home to a number of bedrooms, as well as a popular tearoom that sits on the ground floor offering traditional afternoon teas or baked goods.

There are also numerous pubs and restaurants for those looking to grab a bite to eat after exploring the small town, with The Porch House and Queens Head Inn ranked the top two in the area.

And for those hoping to bring their beloved pooches along to the Cotswold, the town is ranked as one of the most dog friendly in the country, with numerous shops and restaurants allowing dogs inside.

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