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Best things to do in Painswick

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Garden
“Designed in the 1740s, this is the country's sole surviving complete rococo garden. ”
11 locals recommend
Hotel
“We haven't actually dined here but know that is a lovely restaurant in the very pretty Cotswold village of Painswick. ”
11 locals recommend
Garden
“The much beloved Painswick Rococo Garden was designed back in the 1740s as a rather flamboyant pleasure garden for entertaining guests at decadent garden parties. But these days it's much more valued as a fun day out exploring the permanent and seasonal delights the grounds have to offer!”
10 locals recommend
Route
“Cotswold Way goes directly past the end of our drive. Lovely walks in both directions with views from exceptional vantage points from the Cotswold escarpment over the Severn, into Wales”
5 locals recommend
Bar
7 locals recommend
Café
5 locals recommend
Café
“Painswick's independent coffee shop serving coffee, tea and home made cakes.”
5 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“For those who want to explore the natural beauty of The Cotswolds district there are unlimited trails through picturesque woodland, meadows, hills and valleys. So many beautiful places to explore whether on foot or bike. http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/cotswold-way-walking-route ”
2 locals recommend
Pub
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2 locals recommend
Locality
“Painswick 8 miles. Interesting small town and a bit of a foodie centre. Roccoco Garden and some nice pubs (The Falcon is good). The Painswick Hotel is the nicest place to eat. It is expensive but has a lovely relaxing atmosphere. The parking is awkward!”
15 locals recommend
Lodging
2 locals recommend
Church
2 locals recommend
Church
“In the churchyard Painswick has a unique collection of chest tombs and monuments from the early 17th century onwards, carved in local stone by local craftsmen. With its tombs and yews, it has been described as ‘the grandest churchyard in England’, a remark followed with the less than generous observation ‘far grander than the church itself’. It is said that no more than ninety-nine yew trees can grow in Painswick churchyard, and that the hundredth will always be pulled out by the devil. A recent count revealed one hundred and three yews, so it seems that devil has given up.”
1 local recommends
Church
1 local recommends
Store
“A treasure trove of antiques, collectables & vintage items, textiles, garden ornaments and much more! Telephone before setting off to check opening hours as Kate is often out and about hunting for lovely and interesting new things :)”
1 local recommends