us on the
in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds
Welcome to the Northleach
web site which contains details on Northleach accommodation (Northleach
hotel and bed and breakfast information), attractions in the Northleach
area and other information on this Cotswold
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
a delightful Cotswold town tucked away just off the A40 between Cheltenham
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
|In common with
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
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.