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Postcode: GL6 | code search
Population: 2000
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Royal William
"funny how a previous review mentionede about the rooms !!!!!!!!. The royal william cranham does not offer rooms. Clearly a local competitor who hasn't done his homework. Cheap shot ..." More

Royal William
"I went to this hotel for 2 nights, I would say this is one of the poorest services I have ever had food was rubbish bed was uncomfortable and everything ..." More

The Painswick
"Good points ----------- 1. A pleasant hotel in a quite location. 2. Suited to holiday makers. 3. Unique decor and interiors. 4. Great shower cubicle in the expensive rooms. Bad points ---------- 1. Unsuitable for business ..." More

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Situated at the western end of the Cotswolds is the town of Painswick, 3 miles (5k) north of Stroud and 6 miles (10k) southeast of Gloucester, the town is over looked by Painswick Beacon where the remains of an Iron Age encampment may be found. Around the time of the Domesday Book (1086) it was known as Wyke (from the Old English "wic" = dwelling place"), the Pain was added in the 12th century, possibly after Pain FitzJohn who was the Losr of the Manor. In 1253 Painswick was granted a charte to hold a weekly market, Painswicks prosperity grew, mostly around the cloth making industury, and some 19 mills have been identified along the banks of the Painswick Stream and its tribitaries; although not all were dedicated to cloth making. The population grew and the availability of local stone has left the town a rich heritage of 17th, 18th and 19th century buildings none more so than Painswick House built in 1735 by Charles Hyett, it is home to the unique Rococo Gardens. The churchyard of the 14th century St.Marys church is home to, supposedly, 99 yew trees the Devil, so legend has it, will not permit the one hundreth to grow. The increase in the use of steam power and better sited mills elaewere lead to a decline in the fourtunes of the town. However, it had become a favoured residential area for retired and professional people working in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stroud; Painswick had become one of the first "Commuter" towns.


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Falcon Hotel (0.09 miles)

Falcon Hotel
The Falcon Inn and Hotel is situated in the heart of the legendary Cotswold countryside, in picturesque Painswick, the 'Queen of the Cotswolds'. The village is famous for it's unspoilt beauty and friendly welcome, and ... More | visit website
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St Michaels Restaurant & B&B (0.10 miles)

St Michaels Restaurant & B&B
Situated in the village of Painswick in the heart of The Cotswolds, St Michaels is a family run hotel with an excellent restaurant serving fresh, English food lovingly cooked using French techniques
The house is centrally ... More | visit website
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Cardynham House (0.13 miles)

Cardynham House

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A late 15th century wool merchants House, Cardynham House is located in the centre of Painswick in the Cotswold countryside. All rooms are themed and have a four poster or ... More

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The Painswick (0.20 miles)

The Painswick
Overlooking the Slad Valley, The Painswick offers accommodation in the village of Painswick, in the Gloucestershire Region. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The hotel offers free WiFi and free on-site parking. Each room offers garden ... More | visit website
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Tibbiwell Lodge (0.21 miles)

Tibbiwell Lodge
The Tibbiwell Lodge is 200 yards from Painswick Town Centre and nestled into the side of the valley; Tibbiwell Lodge feels as if it is miles from anywhere. With its fantastic views and ... More | visit website
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Hatton Court Hotel (2.34 miles)

Hatton Court Hotel

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This hotel is tucked away behind a bank of trees, on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, between the city of Gloucester and Painswick. A former splendid Cotswold home, at Hatton ... More

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Premier Inn Stroud (2.89 miles)

Conveniently located just 1 mile from Stroud town centre for shops and local amenities. Local Cotswolds attractions include the historic town of Gloucester and Cheltenham city centre. Our Stroud Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly ... More | visit website
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Imperial Hotel (3.11 miles)

Imperial Hotel

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The Imperial is situated in the Cotswold town of Stroud, which lies surrounded by rural beauty where 5 rivers and streams and their wooded valleys converge. From its position in the centre ... More

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Bowden Hall Ramada Jarvis (3.28 miles)

Bowden Hall Ramada Jarvis

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An elegant country house on the outskirts of Gloucester, the hotel is surrounded by acres of beautiful grounds, yet only minutes from the M5.

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The Beacon Inn and Hotel (3.36 miles)

The Beacon Inn and Hotel

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This 19th century country inn and hotel is at the heart of the village of Haresfield just 1 mile off the M5 junction 12. The Beacon Inn is a traditional ... More

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