Cotswolds.Info logo
The Local Time is Monday, 28-Jul-2014 07:50:37 BST

Cricklade Tourist Information
and Travel Guide

Check Out Lastminute
Promotional Hot Deals
Accommodation/Eating
TRAVEL HELP
ADVERTISING
YOU ARE HERE:  Main Home Page > Places to Visit  > Cricklade Town
 

CHOOSE FROM OVER
850 PLACES TO STAY
IN THE COTSWOLDS


COTSWOLD HOTELS


BED AND BREAKFAST

PUBS & INNS

HOLIDAY COTTAGES

FARM ACCOMMODATION

COTTAGE LETTINGS

CONFERENCES

WEDDINGS

DOG FRIENDLY

LUXURY / EXCLUSIVE

CAMPING

HOT DEALS

 


CORPORATE ADVERTISERS

This advertisement is being seen at least 4000 times per day by people wanting accommodation, tours, and Cotswolds information.

Don't miss out on this valuable advertising space!!

Contact - webmaster@cotswolds.info

 
 
 
Cricklade in Wiltshire

Cricklade Tourist Information Guide

Cricklade is a small historic 9th century Saxon town, lying just outside the Cotswolds 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', and is the only Wiltshire town situated on the banks of the River Thames. Just to the east of the town is Ermine Way, near to the busy A419. The road was built by the Romans to form the causeway across the flood plain linking Silchester to Gloucester

Cricklade is situated midway between Swindon and Cirencester. The town is twinned with Sucé-sur-Erdre in France and has a population of 4150.

St. Sampson's ChurchVisitors will find that the people of Cricklade are very fond of their own town and when you talk with the locals you will find that there is a warmth and friendliness in their greeting and the sense of a great community spirit.

Cricklade is surrounded by lovely countryside and is ideal for walking, riding and cycling. At the north of the town is North Meadow, now a National Nature Reserve, and home to the rare 'Snakeshead Fritillary' which flower in April.

The town is at the southern gateway to the Cotswold Water Park which offers activities including sailing, water/jet skiing, fishing and bird watching.

Jubilee Clock on the High Street outside The Vale HotelThere is a large clock, known as the Jubilee clock, which was erected in 1898 in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee the preceding year.

It stands outside The Vale Hotel in the High Street, where the Town Cross once stood. There are two replicas of the cross in Cricklade; one is in the church of St. Sampson's grounds, the other at St. Mary's catholic church.

 

 

Cricklade Awarded Best Small Town in UK

at National Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom Finals

in Chester on Wednesday 24th September 2008!

Cricklade in Bloom

North Meadow Nature Reserve

Cricklade's main claim to fame is the large nature reserve, North Meadow, which preserves approximately 80% of Britain's wild Snake's Head Fritillaries in its 150 acres; they flower in late April to early May. The meadow is situated between the two rivers of the Thames and Churn, and the unique habitat for the fritillary is created by winter flooding.

Fritillaries in the North Meadow Nature Reserve

Meadows like this were once common in Britain, but with the advent of modern farming many were drained and ploughed for arable crops from the 1730s onwards. In the case of North Meadow, it escaped such a fate by virtue of the preservation of the Court Leet, the Saxon system of town governance which made sure the land was held in common.

The Swindon & Cricklade Steam Railway is one of the few British heritage railways to undertake complete reconstruction without an inheritance of track and buildings from British Rail. It is based at and began operations, in the late 1970s, at Blunsdon railway station (2.7 miles from Cricklade), and has since extended to Hayes Knoll.

Cricklade usually has a Town Festival in June see - Cricklade Town Festival

Medieval Fayre

 

You can select an alternative
Place to Visit from here


Honeypot Cottages ...Honeypot Cottages offer a delightful selection of holiday cottages in and around the North Cotswolds market town of Chipping Campden, Broadway and surrounding villages....

www.honeypotcottages.co.uk | 01386 841714
Cotswold Holiday Cottages
 
Ads by Cotswolds.Info Ads by Cotswolds.Info Ads by Cotswolds.Info Ads by Cotswolds.Info
THE KINGS HEAD INN UPLANDS 5 STAR ACCOMMODATION ABBOTS GRANGE CROWN & TRUMPET INN
Open Log Fires Await You
4 Star accommodation in the beautiful Cotswold village of Bledington near
Stow-on-the-Wold
Luxurious home and gardens offering top class accommodation and food. Close to Stratford upon Avon Stay in the beautifulAbbot's Broadway summer residence - a truly unique Cotswolds experience. Old Cotswolds Inn at Broadway - Jewel of the Cotswolds. Providing good accommodation and restaurant.
MIND THE DUCKS INDIVIDUAL AND MEMORABLE MAGICAL & UNFORGETTABLE FRIENDLY HOSPITALITY
Ads by Cotswolds.Info Ads by Cotswolds.Info Ads by Cotswolds.Info Ads by Cotswolds.Info
HOLLY HOUSE B&B WESLEY HOUSE aa dining award HILLCREST COTTAGE AMBLESIDE B&B
4 Star Silver Award highly recommended by Tripadvisor Located in beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water 5 minutes walk from village centre

Restaurant with Rooms

Delicious food with cosy four star accommodation in 15th century Cotswolds Merchant's House in the friendly Anglo Saxon town of Winchcombe

Truly amazing views from every room at this stylish, well equipped cottage
(Short Breaks all Year)

GOLD STAR AWARD

One of the best places to stay in Stratford-upon-Avon, central location, service top notch - immaculate!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MAGICAL EXPERIENCE STUNNING VIEWS TERRIFIC HOSPITALITY
Ads by Cotswolds.Info Ads by Cotswolds.Info Ads by Cotswolds.Info Ads by Cotswolds.Info
FIR TREE
HOLIDAY COTTAGE
THE SWAN INN DETMORE HOUSE B&B THE LAMB INN near BOURTON-ON-WATER
Delightful two bedroomed clean and cosy cottage in restful village location good for touring the North Cotswolds Hidden in the Windrush Valley in the idyllic Cotswold village of Swinbrook near Burford - beautiful bespoke bedrooms & quality food Period Regency property set in extensive grounds within 5 min drive of Cheltenham and furnished to high standard with stunning views 300 year mellow stone traditional Cotswold Inn overlooking the Windrush Valley - great accommodation, food & drink
A COTSWOLD GEM ENCHANTINGLY LOST
IN TIME
EXCELLENT LOCATION AND HIGH STANDARD WELCOMING COTSWOLD INN

USE GOOGLE'S POWERFUL ENGINE TO SEARCH THIS WEBSITE

Quick Links

Cotswolds.Info is the World's largest Internet resource for the unique Cotswolds region of England with over 650 webpages of authoriative information so please make use of this facility to help you get the most from your visit to this website.

Cricklade Tourist Information
and Travel Guide England UK