A delightful Cotswold village between Gloucester and Stroud, Painswick sits in beautiful countryside. This historic wool town is built of mellow Cotswold stone and many beautiful and historic buildings can be seen in the quaint and narrow streets.

The church of St Mary is in the medieval English perpendicular style. The atmospheric churchyard has 99 yew trees (legend has it that the 100th won't grow) and unusual tabletop tombs. A closer look at the church tower still reveals traces of Painswick's role in the Civil War.

The town is known as “The Queen of the Cotswolds” and has magnificent views across the Severn Valley and the Welsh Mountains in the far distance.

Other Facts