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Great Rissington


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Tel code: 01451 | code search
Postcode: GL54 | code search
Population: 700
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Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling
Cotswold Olimpick Shin-Kicking
Cranham Feast
Gloucesters Royal Lamprey Pie Gift
Marshfield Mummers
Pig Face Day
Randwick Wap
St Briavels Bread and Cheese Throwing
Tetbury Sack Race

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Great Rissington lies 3 miles (5 km) south-east of Bourton-on-the-Water, on the east bank of the River Windrush. The road from Bourton to Great Barrington runs through the the village but the original village centre was close to the church and the former Manor house. The church - St.John the Baptist - is of cruciform design with a central tower rising from 13th century arches at the crossing and has a Cotswold stone roof; it was largely re-built in 1873. The village largely conforms its 17th century layout but few buildings from that period remain, there are several 18th & 19th century buildings some of which are disguised behind 20th century restoration and enlargement. In the early 20th century a few houses were built along the lane leading from the village. In 1926 eight standpipes were set up in the village to replace the centuries old wells, but by 1940 most of the houses were fitted with piped water from a local spring fed reservoir. Main water was brought to the village in 1954 and main electricity in 1957. By the 18th century there were three Inns in the village; the Swan remained until the 1920`s; the White Horse was closed by 1891. The third was the Lamb, which is still open as an Inn. Great Rissington is a delightful village full of character and commands some very fine views across the Cotswold countryside.


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Lamb Inn (0.17 miles)

Lamb Inn
Overlooking the Windrush Valley, The Lamb Inn offers traditional rooms in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold Hills. The restaurant serves home-cooked food including local fish and lamb. With some parts of the building over 300 ... More | visit website
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Southlands (2.31 miles)

Southlands is an extensive mature traditional property set within pretty gardens on the edge of picturesque, Bourton-on-the Water, in the heart of the North Cotswolds. We are a non smoking establishment and provide bed and breakfast/evening ... More | visit website
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Halford House (2.70 miles)

Halford House
This delightful Cotswold stone building set in the very heart of Bourton on the Water offers high quality accommodation that would suit couples, families and groups of friends alike. Recently refurbished to a very high ... More | visit website
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Bella Dorma (2.72 miles)

Bella Dorma
Bella Dorma is a warm friendly family establishment offering spacious rooms with those few special extra touches. Bella Dorma offers on site parking for up to 4 cars and is situated just ... More | visit website
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Chester House Hotel (2.73 miles)

Chester House Hotel

Chester House lies in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water, the little "Venice of the Cotswolds" with the River Windrush running through the village.All rooms are centrally heated and have direct dial telephones. Colour television; tea/coffee making ... More | visit website

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Old Manse Hotel (2.77 miles)

Old Manse Hotel

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Literally a stone's skim away from the River Windrush. The hotel was built for the first baptist minister in 1748.
The river has flowed through this delightful Cotswold village for centuries and ... More

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Chestnut B&B (2.80 miles)

Chestnut B&B
Chestnuts B&B (formerly Polly Perkins) is a 300 year old listed building and is conveniently located in the very centre of the village, overlooking the village green and the River Windrush which flows through the ... More | visit website
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Dial House Hotel (The) (2.80 miles)

Dial House Hotel (The)

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The Hotel is situated in idyllic surroundings and is built from the famous mellow Cotswold Stone. The Dial House dates back to 1698 and is the oldest building still standing ... More

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Harrington House (2.80 miles)

Harrington House

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Just 100 yards from the centre of the beautiful centre of this charming village Harrington House dates back to the Tudor period.Accommodation is in the main building and several stone ... More

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Wyck Hill House Hotel (2.93 miles)

Wyck Hill House Hotel

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Looking for hotels in the Cotswolds? Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa is the hotel in the Cotswolds and, situated near to Cheltenham, Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa can ... More

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