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Northleach is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) since 1966. Northleach provides an idea base for touring the Cotswolds and visiting the many attractions in the area. Northleach is a popular town for walkers, tourists and visitors from abroad who enjoy its unspoilt and tranquil atmosphere.

Northleach streets   Northleach is a delightful Cotswold town tucked away just off the A40 between Cheltenham and Burford. It also lies just off the ancient Roman Fosse Way. The streets in and around the Northleach Market Place are rich in architectural interest including half timbered buildings and merchants' houses as well as the freat House of Correction built at the crossroads in the 18th Century.
     
In common with other Cotswold towns, Northleach has an impressive "wool" church. The impressive church of St Peter and St Paul is a fine example of the Cotswold perpendicular style and was funded by wealthy wool merchants. The 15th century church is acclaimed as one of the grandest among the many wool churches and its tower dominates the surrounding streets in Northleach.   Church of St Peter and St Paul in Northleach
Inside the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Northleach are many monuments to the wool merchants and a programme of restoration is being undertaken at present after a large piece of stone (weighing about 12 pounds) fell from the inside of the church in October 2004.

The Cotswolds in an area of outstanding natural beauty of England and is much visited by torists from home and abroad. Its Cotswold stone buildings, low density of population and history make it a place that you will want to visit again and again.