Stow-on-the-Wold is a small town in Gloucestershire on the Fosse Way (but if you look closely it was originally just off this ancient road), 4 miles from Moreton-in-Marsh.
Known locally as "Stow-on-the-Wold where the wind blows cold", it is the highest town in the Cotswolds, and receives plenty of visitors.
St. Edward's Church was used as a prisoner of war camp for captured Royalist soldiers after the Civil War battle which raged here in 1646. There is a fine 17th century Crucifixion painting.
The large triangular Market Place contains the town stocks and an old preaching cross.
The Eagle and Child is one of the claimants for the title of oldest inn in England.
Stow has a fine selection of interesting little shops around its picturesque streets, and an amazing collection of teashops, of which The Old Bakery is outstanding.