Nestled in a valley of the north Cotswolds with its beautiful High St dating from 12th to 17th century. The village dates back to the 7th century with the oldest house still in situ from 1380. And first to have chimneys rather than a hole in the roof.
Centre of the street is the Grade 1 listed market hall and marketplace. Built around 1600 as a place to trade produce and wool in the Middle Ages. Check the underside of the marketplace to get a real sense of Entering the village from the south are a number of beautiful Thatched Cottages with fantastic country garden.
The Grade 1 listed Church of St James dates back to 13oos and is well worth a visit. Alongside is the row of Alms houses, built in 17th century for pensioners.
The High St is full of unique little shops and has many places for refreshments and food. I have my favourite. The buildings are all very different in shape, as built over a 300 year period. Campden comes from Saxon Campudeen, meaning valley of fields.