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Broadway scenery is compelling and captivating [slideshow gallery_id=”27″]

Put quite simply the Broadway scenery is beyond compare. It is one of the many jewels of the Cotwolds and the village nestles at the foot of the rolling hills providing the perfect backdrop.

The Broadway scenery is really about the architecture that essentially is built around the main High Street. Dating back centuries, there are a fine range of buildings of all shapes and sizes, the vast majority constructed from the famous local Cotswold honey coloured stone. The High Street is effectively split in two as it gently slopes uphill. The Upper High Street is mostly residential, whilst the lower part of the street boasts a fine range or retail premises, hotels and fine dining outlets.

One of so many Cotswold treasures to be found in Broadway village

One of so many Cotswold treasures to be found in Broadway village

The famous Lygon Arms is an iconic part of the Broadway scenery. Set at the very heart of the village, it has been a stopping off point for weary travellers for centuries. Today it is a fine quality hotel and retains many of its original architectural features.

Broadway became associated as a place where the Arts and Crafts movement flourished. William Morris was a regular visitor to Broadway and Gordon Russell set up a furniture workshop. Gordon’s impact is recognised by a museum bearing his name situated just off the High Street.

Broadway became an important centre for the arts. Famous people such as Edward Elgar, Vaughan Williams and writer JM Barrie were attracted to the village.

Broadway really is the quintessential English village and draws visitors from the UK and abroad in their thousands. So if it is a slice of beautiful Britain you are after, the Broadway scenery will not disappoint you!