Sunday, 17 August 2014

Holiday Snaps: Chipping Norton

I love taking road trips to see different parts of the country - this past weekend we packed up the car and went camping in the Cotswolds. It is a very scenic part of the UK, full of rolling hills and stone buildings. We spent our first day exploring the areas surrounding the campsite.

 We decided to find our way to Chipping Norton - a lovely little town with lots of places to explore. Of course no visit to a town can truly begin until one has fuelled up for the day! The place we decided to stop was the adorable bookshop/cafe Jaffe and Neale. I love books, and I love Hot Chocolate, so this was the perfect place for me! The atmosphere was lovely, and the drinks delicious...

(They haven't told me to review it, by the way - I just thought a bookshop/cafe was a great idea!)

Next stop was St. Mary's Church, named a "wool church", so called because the building was paid for by the booming wool trade in the area. It was a beautiful place to stop...

I found it particularly cool, as a knitter, that wool could pay for such beauty :-)
It was only fitting then, that all around the area were little signs that there were knitters... yarnbombed door knockers being especially common...

My knitting radar must have been on, as while we were wandering around, I turned the corner to see every yarn-crafters favourite sight...

This was a lovely little yarn store. Small, but wall to wall yarn! Lots to choose from! I didn't end up buying anything, but I was very tempted! :-P

The next day our first stop was the historic Chastleton House. Unfortunately it was closed, but we still went for a walk around the area, and found this beautiful building...

I loved all the country walks available in the area, and took several more photos - but I'll save those for another post! :-P


  1. "every yarn-crafters favourite sight..." :o))) I like it! :o)
    I hope you will show more photos!

  2. gorgeous photos! I visited the Cotswolds years ago, and I remember it being so, so lovely. Your photos definitely showed it is still as pretty as ever!


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