Stow-on-the-Wold is an ancient Cotswold Wool Town situated on a 700 feet high hill on the ancient Roman Fosse Way that leads to the Midlands. We were there on the 24th of June, 2010 , it was summertime. Arriving at the town center at about 3PM, we found the tourist information center inside a small but lovely souvenir shop. Su, the shop owner was so kind to give us directions and also recommended some must-go places. She also helped us get hold of our B&B caretaker Robert. Soon after Robert came over to pick us up welcomingly. His farmhouse is about 3-4km away from town. Once we laid down our luggage, we decided to go to town again. With neither transport of our own nor public transport, we decided to walk the whole 3-4km to town. There were bicycle renting services around, but at that time it was too late in the evening. Most of the shops were about to close by the time we reached the market town. We walked along the small streets and shops, enjoying the cold wind. It was a very pleasant and peaceful. People were very friendly and always willing to help. Among the shops there, many consist of antique shops, art galleries, gifts and craft shops.
How we get there: We booked our bus tickets via Megabus.com. It took two and a half hours from London Victoria Coach Station to Cheltenham Spa. Thereafter another one and a half hour from Cheltenham Spa to Stow-on-the-Wold.