Slad: A Village Of Old World Charm In The Cotswolds (2023)


Famous for its old world charm and with connections to the author Laurie Lee, Slad is a small village in the Cotswolds, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.

Known for its beautiful countryside, offering outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and horseback riding, the village is near several nature reserves and parks, including the Woodchester Park, which features a stunning collection of lakes, woodlands, and gardens.

Visitors should pay a visit to the Woolpack Inn, a historic pub that dates back to the 16th century and is mentioned in Laurie Lee’s book “Cider with Rosie”*. The inn is rustic and small, warm and welcoming, and serves craft beer, ales, cider, beautiful food (they had a sea shanties evening in April!).

The village is also home to the Church of St. John the Evangelist, a historic church that dates back to the 19th century and features interesting architectural features.

Overall, this is the place to visit if you want to experience the Cotswolds up close and personal. This is one of those places you can travel to in the Cotswolds and instantly see and experience the region’s natural beauty and rich history.

Slad is a popular destination for visitors looking to explore the Cotswolds region, with several walking and cycling routes available in the surrounding countryside.

There are several nearby picturesque villages, including Painswick, Bisley, Sheepscombe, and Chalford, all with historic buildings and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

If driving, Heathrow Airport to Slad takes approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes.

*The BBC website has a story about Laurie Lee’s former house when it was put up for sale in 2019. Story here.

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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.


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