There are plenty of things to do and see in and around Painswick. This charming village is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds. In a hilltop setting, surrounded by stunning Cotswold countryside, it is an historic wool town which boasts a fine array of listed buildings sitting in narrow, winding streets.
Situated on the A46 Bath - Cheltenham road, Painswick has been described as The Queen of the Cotswolds and is actually on the Cotswold Way - a National Trail of just over 100 miles along the Cotswolds escarpment. Superb views across the Severn Valley can be enjoyed from Painswick Beacon. Visit the official Painswick website to learn more.
Visiting Cheltenham? With its varied shopping, theatres, restaurants and the famous Cheltenham racecourse, there's always lots going on. The Falcon is only 10 miles from Cheltenham and easily accessible with the bus stopping right outside the hotel!
Download our new walking guide containing five fabulous walks around Painswick, all starting from and finishing at the Falcon.
Things to do and places to visit...
Cheltenham - England's most complete Regency town.
Cirencester - with it's Abbey and the Corinium Museum.
Gloucester - with it's fine cathedral, dock and museums.
Oxford - university city of dreaming spires.
Tetbury - Highgrove Estate - home to the Prince of Wales.
Winchcombe - historic Sudeley Castle & award winning gardens.
Yanworth - Chedworth Roman Villa.
Slimbridge - Wetland Centre.
Delightful Cotswold villages all within easy reach including the historic Chipping Campden (nearby Hidcote Gardens), Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh (nearby Batsford Arboretum and Snowshill Manor and Gardens) and Broadway (nearby Broadway Tower and Country Park).