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

Cotswolds Antiques

Broadway
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
Winchcombe
A charming little town with a limited number of antique shops
Cheltenham
Apart from a wide variety of antique shops, there is also the Saturday antique and craft market in Winchcombe Street
Gloucester
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
Burford
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
Woodstock
Given the number of tourists visiting Woodstock, it is not surprising that there are one or two antiques shops
Oxford
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
Cirencester
One or two specialist antique shops tucked away. You need to ask locally to be pointed in the right direction
Tetbury
You cannot miss the antique shops in Tetbury, that is why people come here. Just walk along the main street to find them
Bath
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.
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