Antique hunting in the Cotswolds
Most Cotswolds towns and village have the odd "antique"
shop, but we have tried to pick out the places that have more than average.
All tastes and prices are catered for. The descriptions below the map will tell
you if it is the sort of venue you are looking for
- Given that many of the visitors to Broadway are staying at
the Lygon Arms, it is perhaps not surprising that the antique shops grouped
along the main street here, are aimed at the top of the market. Exquisite
items, but you will probably need a big wallet to purchase them
- Moreton in Marsh
- A fair number of antique shops including one of those centres
with 40 different small traders under the one roof
- Chipping Norton
- A number of antique shops including a multi-centre building.
Caters more for the middle of the market, rather than the very rare items
- Stow on the Wold
- A large number of antique shops, mainly grouped around the
square. Some of them definitely cater for the top end of the market - the
sorts of places that you have to ring the bell before they let you in
- A charming little town with a limited number of antique shops
- Apart from a wide variety of antique shops, there is also
the Saturday antique and craft market in Winchcombe Street
- The docks in Gloucester have been done up, and one of the
warehouses is now home to around 50 antique stalls covering a range of specialities
- All the antique shops are on the sloping main street, just
park at the bottom of the hill, walk up one side and back down the other.
There is one fascinating shop that specialises in stone garden ornaments
- Given the number of tourists visiting Woodstock, it is not
surprising that there are one or two antiques shops
- Along the bottom end of the High and along some of the back
alleys you will find antique shops. Oxford is one of those places where you
will find them in the most unlikely places, a challenge to wrinkle them out
- One or two specialist antique shops tucked away. You need
to ask locally to be pointed in the right direction
- You cannot miss the antique shops in Tetbury, that is why
people come here. Just walk along the main street to find them
- Ask at the tourist information centre or your hotel. Bath
is a big place and you need a bit of local help to find the best places. Given
the number of tourists visiting Bath, there are a commensurate number of antique
shops to go with them.