The Slaughters comprise of both Lower Slaughter and Upper Slaughter both set on
the banks of the River Eye and joined by the very same river, these are possibly
two of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds.
Contrary to popular belief the word 'Slaughter '
is derived from the old english word 'Slohtre' and means muddy place, no
connection with the traditional meaning of the word slaughter.
These two rambling villages are
quintessentially all that both typefies bothe the mellow stone of the Cotswolds
and middle England. The Slaughters are mentioned in the Domesday Book.
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There is a short walk from Lower Slaughter to Upper Slaughter alongside the
river and then up and over the fields. The walk is just under one mile and
is most enjoyable on a fine day. Alternatively, it is possible to drive
from one village to the other.
Leaving the Fosse Way the first village you happen
on is Lower Slaughter, with it's collection of streamside Cotswold stone
cottages and pretty gardens. There are two hotels and a mill which has
been converted into a gift shop and tea shops. The church has fine
12th century arcade.
Upper Slaughter in comparison
has many fine houses and if anything even more pretty than its neighbouring
village. The shallow waters of the River Eye make crossing easy at the
Ford or of course you can use the footbridges. There is a small village
square with almshouses which have been restored in the past by Lutyens. St
Peter's Church is again 12th century and a fine example of such
architecture. Upper Slauighter Manor, once a medieval house, is now home
to a rather grand country house hotel.
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where you will be staying, then please select from our towns listed. If you are
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If you are happy to just be in the Cotswolds and you would like to see all of the accommodation on offer, then please select from the list below: