Moreton in Marsh - The Cotswolds
Moreton in Marsh was founded on the Roman Fosse Way, it is a thriving market town dating back 1000 years to the Saxon era. Located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode Valley. The broad High Street is lined with elegant 17th and 18th Century buildings. Among them the White Hart Royal, a former manor house which sheltered King Charles I during the Civil War. Curfew Tower has its original bell and clock. In the centre is the Redesdale Hall dating from 1887 this is the town’s main public hall which holds antique fairs.
St Davids Church founded before 1295 and built in Gothic style.
The Curfew Tower at Moreton in Marsh is one of the oldest structures in the town. It played an integral part in the life of the settlement from the 16th century onwards. It faces to the medieval market place and said to have acted as a lockup for criminals and drunks. The 17th-century bequest of money to maintain the clock and bell indicates the important role the tower played.
White Hart (Royal) Hotel.
Used by King Charles I as a shelter during the English Civil War following the Battle of Marston Moor on July 2, 1644. A copy of the King’s unpaid bill is commemorated on a plaque within the entrance lobby.
Four Shire Stone. East of Moreton-in-Marsh at the turnoff for Great Wolford village stands a nine-foot pillar. This 16th-century marker marks the meeting place of four counties. Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.
Sezincote House & Garden.
A 200-year-old Indian Mogul Palace sits at the heart of 4,500 acres Cotswold estate. Set in the romantic landscape of temples, canals, waterfalls and grottos it is reminiscent of the Taj Mahal.
Restaurants & Cafes (A selection from those we recommend in Moreton)
Marshmallow Cafe is an exceptional café & restaurant voted in the top 3 of English Restaurants in the UK!
The Cotswold Tearoom
Not just teas but also their own coffee blends. Afternoon tea is a treat ( there is no need to book). Tea includes sandwiches, scones with clotted cream & jam and a piece of cake from their counter.
Redesdale Arms (hotel & restaurant)
(dating back to 1650)
Menus are a blend of modern international cooking and traditional British fare, Eat at the Restaurant, Bar or Garden Terrace. Serving local Cotswold meat and vegetables in many of their dishes.
Moreton in Marsh is another great location we can take you too when booking a luxury chauffeur driven tour of the Cotswolds with Van Marle Chauffeurs.