Great Rissington: A Historical Village With A Poignant Memorial (2023)

Great Rissington

Between the River Windrush and Gloucestershire’s border, stands the picturesque village of Great Rissington in the Cotswolds (a designated area of outstanding natural beauty) and close to Bourton on the Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford.

Here, you will find the 12th century St John the Baptist church, a Grade II listed structure featuring a memorial to soldiers from Great Rissington who perished during World War I. Five sons from the Souls family died during this conflict; their pictures hang beneath a tablet of remembrance; the BBC wrote a story about this and it can be found here.

The Lamb Inn is a stunning country inn. Constructed out of 300-year-old Cotswold stone, it boasts an attractive garden and sits in a tranquil corner of this charming village. Accommodation is also offered.

There are attractive holiday rentals for small groups and families and the Ashspring Caravan Campsite on the outskirts of the village caters to camping enthusiasts.

Just a quick word to campers. Two must-see destinations are the Cotswolds Way, an extensive walking trail that offers a diverse landscape, and the Broadway Tower that offers stunning panoramic views across the region from its hilltop vantage point.

Great Rissington, with its lush green meadows, rolling hills, is an excellent location to drink in the beauty of the English countryside and use as a base to explore other towns and villages in the Cotswolds.

Heathrow to Great Rissington takes approximately 90 minutes by car.

Look at Guiting Power, Lower Slaughter, Ozleworth, Longborough, and Oddington for more places to visit in the Cotswolds and make sure you check out our comprehensive guide about Cheltenham or see the home page at for more.

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