The Cotswolds Area
Blockley village has a long and rich history. Its earliest inhabitants can be traced back the Romans in 45A.D. The Crown Hotel was built in 1575. The houses are mostly built on a series of terraces that step down the east facing slope of a hillside to the stream at the bottom. Little alleyways and steps disappear between closely knit houses.
The North Cotswolds, including Blockley, has been designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty. The homes and buildings are made of honey-coloured Cotswold stone, a lot of them with thatched roofs. Neighbouring villages have names like Upper Swell and Lower Slaughter, Stow-On-The-Wold, Bibury and Broadway, Temple Guiting, Burford and Snowshill.
Recently, Blockley has been used as the filming location for the TV series 'Father Brown' starring Mark Williams. We've been delighted to welcome actors and crew to our hotel while filming has been taking place.
It’s also centrally located for all sorts of wonderful attractions: public gardens, antique and fine shops, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, horse racing (particularly at Cheltenham) and golf, and, of course, walking on The Cotswold Way or The Heart of England Way.
These well-known places are a short distance from the Crown Hotel:
10 minute drive to Stow-On-The-Wold, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Moreton-In-Marsh 30 minute drive to Stratford-On-Avon, Banbury, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Oxford, Warwick 60 minute drive to Bath, Wells, Bristol.