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Moreton-in-Marsh is in the Cotswolds.
- 1 Batsford Arboretum (about 1½ miles north-west of Moreton-in-Marsh). Daily 10:00 - 17:00. 55-acre arboretum and botanical garden containing around 2,900 trees, with a large collection of Japanese maples, magnolias and pines. £7.
- 2 Wellington Aviation Museum, British School House, Broadway Road, GL56 0BG, ☎ . Tue-Sun 10:00 - 17:00. Small museum about second world war RAF Moreton-in-Marsh. £2.
- Tuesday morning market. On Tuesday morning, there is a local market on the High Street. A great place to pick up some fresh produce or cheap power tools, some doilies or wool sweaters. Wonderful people watching, as all the old ladies and handsome old chaps are out and about.
- 3 Chastleton House, Chastleton, near Moreton-in-Marsh, ☎ , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Maintained by the National Trust since 1991, when it was acquired from the last representative of the family who had owned the house since it was first built. It is one of England’s finest and most complete Jacobean houses, filled not only with a mixture of rare and everyday objects, furniture and textiles collected since its completion in 1612, but also with the atmosphere of 400 years of continuous occupation by one family. The gardens have a typical Elizabethan and Jacobean layout with a ring of fascinating topiary at their heart and it was here in 1865 that the rules of modern croquet were codified. Since acquiring the property, the Trust has concentrated on conserving it rather than restoring it to a pristine state.
- The Black Bear Inn, High Street, ☎ . A typical (perhaps less atmospheric than usual) English pub with surprisingly good food. Reasonably priced meals and pints.
- The Fox Inn, Oddington.
- Warwick House Bed and Breakfast, London Road, ☎ . A great little budget B&B, located about 5-10 minutes (walking) from the town center. It offers free wi-fi access (unusual for this area!) and access to the local gym (with an indoor swimming pool and sauna!). The owner, Charlie, is super relaxed, very funny, and an all-around nice and trusting guy. £24-38 per person.
- Adlestrop is one of the more attractive of Cotswolds villages, the more so on account that it is far less frequented by mass tourism than many other neighbouring towns and villages. The novelist Jane Austen was a visitor (her uncle was the church rector) and is thought to have drawn inspiration from the village and its surroundings for Mansfield Park. Also associated with the evocative Edward Thomas poem.