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Church of St. Mary the Virgin

Fairford is in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds.

Fairford town originated as a river-crossing settlement on the River Coln, the ancient market town is dominated by the beautifully proportioned 'wool' church of St Mary.

Get in[edit]

Fairford is 8 miles from Cirencester and 5.5 miles from Bibury on the A417.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 St Mary, St Mary's, High St, GL7 4AD, +44 1285 712611. Late Perpendicular 'wool' church with its pinnacled tower, magnificent stained medieval stained glass and a wealth of carvings in both wood and stone. The stained and painted glass in the windows ranks among the finest in England. St Mary's Church (Q17525521) on Wikidata St Mary's Church, Fairford on Wikipedia



  • 1 Royal International Air Tattoo: , RAF Fairford. The world's largest military airshow. It's held the third weekend in July every year, and usually sees about 150,000 visitors. Military aircraft from all over the world are on display. Royal International Air Tattoo on Wikipedia Q2461476 on Wikidata (date needs fixing)





  • 1 The Bull Hotel, Market Place GL7 4AA, +44 1285 712535. Pleasant hotel in 15th C coaching inn. Med-style restaurant serves food Tu-Sa 10:00-23:00, Su M 10:00-22:00. B&B double £150.
  • 2 The New Inn, Coln St Aldwyns, +44 1285 750651.

Go next[edit]

  • Cirencester – historic town known for its Roman heritage
  • Lechlade-on-Thames – a small town near the source of the River Thames, known for its music festival
  • 7 miles from the Cotswold Water Park
  • 9 miles from the Cotswold Wildlife Park.
Routes through Fairford
Cirencester ← Poulton ←  W UK road A417.svg E  → Lechlade-on-Thames → Faringdon
Swindon  W UK road A420.svg E  Oxford

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