Cotswold Way - Hailes

A small village with ancient little church, built in the 12th century by Ralph de Worcester.  The church has some medieval wall paintings and also, heraldic floor tiles rescued from Hailes Abbey. The Abbey was built 100 years later by Richard, brother of Henry III, as thanks for surviving a shipwreck. His son presented a phial of Christs blood from the Holy Land and it became an important place of pilgrimage. This was later discredited but by then the abbey was already in ruins. There is an excellent audio tour included in the entry that recreates the atmosphere and explains the layout of the ruins. There is a tea room in Hailes fruit farm and some B&B’s.

 
 

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The Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way is a long distance walking trail that spans over 102 miles (164km) of beautiful English countryside. With more than 20 stops, it passes through many picturesque villages and runs close to a significant number of historical sites such as Hailes Abbey, Sudeley Castle and the Neolithic Burial Chamber at Belas Knap. In 2007, it was formally recognized as a National Trail and has long been considered as an essentially English experience.


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E Bayley

A quick line to thank you, Steve and Greg for such an efficient service in transferring our bags during the first 4 days of walking the Cotswold Way last week.

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K & D Spence

You gave us a great service on our recent trip along the Cotswold Way! We want to thank you most warmly for the efficient and helpful way you accomodated our alterations into the original booking for Carry...

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