What to do and see in Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

August 10, 2017 Darleen Reid

Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. The town is located at the crossroads of the Fosse Way Roman road (now the A429) and the A44. It is served by Moreton-in-Marsh railway station on the Cotswold Line. The parish and environs are relatively flat and low-lying compared with the surrounding Cotswold Hills. The River Evenlode rises near Batsford, runs around the edge of Moreton and meanders towards Oxford, where it flows into the Thames just east of Eynsham. Just over 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Moreton, the Four shire stone marked the boundary of the historic counties of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire, until the re-organisation of the county boundaries in 1931. Since then it marks the meeting place of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire.
Restaurants in Moreton-in-Marsh

1. Cotswold Falconry Centre

Batsford Park, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AB, England +44 1386 701043
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5 based on 791 reviews

Cotswold Falconry Centre

We are OPEN for 2018 from the 10th February to the 11th November. Doors open each day at 10.30. You'll get to see Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Falcons, Vultures, Kites, Caracaras and more. With 150 individual birds from over 60 different species either in their Breeding Aviaries or on the Flying Displays which are held daily at 11.30am, 13.30, 15.00 and 16.30. You may wish to pre-book one of our popular experiences for that special day out. Cotswold Falconry Centre "More than a Flying Visit"

Reviewed By LIYUANAINE

Fantastic place to visit with family and friends and especially if you are a fan of birds. Only £10 entry for adults to enjoy 3 flying shows. Many different raptors showcased with entertaining commentary. Would definitely recommend this if you are visiting the Cotswolds.

2. Bourton House Garden

Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AE, England +44 1386 700754
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Bourton House Garden

Award-winning 3-acre garden surrounding an 18th century Manor House and Grade I listed 16th century Tithe Barn. Magnificent wide herbaceous borders with stunning plant and colour combinations, imaginative topiary including a knot garden, topiary walk and parterre, water features and a unique shade house. 18th century raised walk provides an enticing link to the Cotswold landscape. The unusual, rare and exotic make this garden a plantsman’s paradise! HHA/Christie’s ‘Garden of the Year’ 2006.'Small Visitor Attraction of the Year' Cotswolds Tourism Silver Award 2013

Reviewed By Sue D - Leicester

This garden is immaculately kept but has a nice relaxed atmosphere. There are a huge variety of plants beautifully grouped and an unbelievable amount of well manicured hedging & topiary. We spent a lovely afternoon in the garden topped off with scrumptious tea and scones. Nice walk through a wide variety of trees in the grounds opposite. Would thoroughly recommend it.

3. Batsford Arboretum

Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9QB, England +44 1386 701441
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4.5 based on 889 reviews

Batsford Arboretum

Home to one of the largest private tree collections in the country, Batsford Arboretum offers visitors year round interest - from lush, spring colour provided by the beautiful Japanese flowering cherries to autumn’s spectacular natural fireworks display. Wander along 56 acres of wild Gardens, paths and streams, enjoy stunning views across the Evenlode Valley and discover the beautiful oriental-influenced statues hidden in glades around the grounds.Freshly-baked food available all day in the Garden Terrace Café; Beautiful, quality plants, gifts and garden sundries; Expert gardening advice and unique shabby chic interior ideas from the Applestore.

Reviewed By 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA - Bristol, United Kingdom

Batsford is like a beautiful, delicate and smaller version of Westonbirt but with its own unique character.
Walking is easy along pathways through the sloping hillside of an arboretum that offers a variety of trees and shrubs, many flowering bulbs, as at present, and wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
Free entry to friends of Westonbirt, the shop, garden centre, restaurant and parking mean that this arboretum has excellent general facilities.

4. Chastleton House and Garden

Chastleton, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0SU, England +44 1494 755560
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4.5 based on 483 reviews

Chastleton House and Garden

Completed in 1612, this is one of the finest and most complete Jacobean houses in England, with scenic Gardens and a topiary that are truly Jacobean and Elizabethan in style.

Reviewed By JCS050 - Oxford, United Kingdom

This is one of the best National Trust properties I have visited in recent years. Would that more of their properties could follow this hands off approach. Not one for those to whom the theme park/Disneyland/Downton Abbey/sanitised approach to old houses appeals, nor for those for whom the highlight of the day out is the shop and the tearoom. Instead this visit takes you across a field towards a beautiful, but slightly decaying, honey coloured stone Jacobean house and then on into its unspoilt interior. The state of the property gives the visitor the chance to use their imagination and think back to the time of the Civil War when the property might have been at its best, and to reflect on what life might have been like in it since then. The room guides are helpful and knowledgeable and the Gardens pleasant, almost homely. On the day we visited cakes and tea were available in the church next door. On a Friday in October we did not have trouble parking and did not require timed tickets – if visiting in the height of the season bear this aspect in mind. A property for those genuinely curious about the past.

5. Sezincote House & Garden

Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AW, England +44 1386 700444
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4.5 based on 134 reviews

Sezincote House & Garden

Reviewed By ES1211 - Reading, United Kingdom

We had a really enjoyable afternoon at Seizincote house and garden. The tour of the house was interesting, the unusual staircase was certainly worth admiring. The only thing that I would say against the tour was that I thought that there were a few too many people on the tour, it sometimes felt a bit too crowded. Afterwards we had a lovely walk around the grounds, especially following the stream through the grounds. Opening is limited to Thurs, Fri and bank holiday Monday afternoons. The garden is open every month, except December and the house is open May to September on those days. A good afternoon out.

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