Temple Guiting: The Hidden Cotswolds Gem (2023)

Amidst rolling hills, Temple Guiting stands in grace, Cotswold gem shines bright

Temple Guiting

A picturesque village in the Cotswolds (designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966), Temple Guiting is known for its impressive church and historical connections to the Knights Templar, a Catholic military order.

St Mary’s Church in Temple Guiting is a stunning gem, and it’s the inside that is rather striking with its intricately carved beasts, figures and grotesque heads on an elaborate corbel (stonework extended from the wall to support a structure) table.

This church is renowned for its Maltese Cross, which may have been crafted by the Knights Templar.

Down the road is Cotswold Farm Park where more than 50 rare breeds of farm animals can be seen. There’s a zipline, pedal tractors, luxury lodges, and you can even bring your own horse for a ride around the estate.

Temple Guiting to Heathrow Airport takes approximately 2 hours by car.

The village of Temple Guiting offers a glimpse into the past but the whole Cotswolds region is steeped in history with many historic landmarks and sites.

From medieval castles and churches to stately homes and standing stones, the Cotswolds is a region that’s perfect for history buffs looking to explore the rich heritage of England.

The Cotswolds is also a region that is known for its excellent food and drink. From the famous local cheeses and meats to the award-winning wines and beers, the area is a foodie paradise.

Visitors can sample the region’s culinary delights by visiting the many farmers’ markets, food festivals, and gourmet restaurants found throughout the area.

Whether you’re a foodie or simply looking for a taste of the local cuisine, the Cotswolds is a destination that is sure to satisfy.

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 TravelCotswolds.com website dedicated to helping others plan their own trips to the Cotswolds.

If you like visiting historical landmarks, then Rodmarton Manor might something of interest. Built in 1909 for the Biddulph family, this manor house features locally made furniture and was one of the last to be constructed entirely by hand.

Here’s our current pick of the top ten villages to visit in the Cotswolds; BiburyBourton-on-the-WaterCirencesterCompton AbdaleCondicoteLower SlaughterMiserdenSomerford KeynesStroud, and Yanworth.

Contact: hello@travelcotswolds.com

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