Guiting Power: A Festival Village In The Cotswolds (2023)

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Guiting Power

Guiting Power is a picturesque village in the Cotswolds (designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966) and close to Bourton-on-the Water (known as “the little Venice of the Cotswolds”) and Sudeley Castle. There’s an annual music festival too.

Initially known as Gyting Broc, Guiting Power dates back to around 780AD and excavations have revealed evidence of Iron Age and Roman activity in the village.

King Edward the Confessor owned the village prior to 1086 and the current name is believed to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning, “rushing”.

For its size, the Guiting Power has a chapel and a church plus several shops including a post office, a village hall, baker, two pubs, and a village shop.

Check out The Cotswold Guy for delicious local produce or even create a meal in your own home.

The Guiting Music Festival takes place in the last 10 days of July and has an objective of providing high quality music at an affordable cost. There are evening concerts and two Sunday open-air concerts. See for more information.

Heathrow Airport to Guiting Power takes approximately 1 hour 50 minutes by car.

The Cotswolds is a region that’s renowned for its beautiful landscapes and tranquil villages, making it the perfect destination for those seeking peace and quiet and Guiting Power has all this in buckets.

Whether you’re looking to explore the scenic walking trails or simply relax in a quiet pub or cafe, the Cotswolds is the perfect place to escape the pressures of modern life.

Enchantment Awaits
Enchantment Awaits

The Cotswolds region is home to many charming villages and towns, churches, historic landmarks, outdoor activities, in a beautiful part of England. After visiting the region many times, we created the website dedicated to helping others plan their own trips to the Cotswolds.

Here are suggested villages to visit in the Cotswolds; BiburyBourton-on-the-WaterCirencesterCompton AbdaleCondicoteLower SlaughterMiserdenSomerford KeynesStroud, and Yanworth.

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