Visiting All The English Counties 14/48 – Exploring Broadway, Worcestershire

It’s pretty hard to decide on which villages to visit in the Cotswolds however I knew that I wanted to explore Broadway in Worcestershire; it ticked a few boxes – it looked super cute from my pinterest research (sue me, I love this site now for inspiration!), there were gluten free cake options and it was in a new county…tick, tick and tick again!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

I arrived in Broadway in a hot and sweaty mess (painting you all a lovely picture aren’t I)…honestly England isn’t made for hot hot summers!  As I had just driven from Ross on Wye, I was in need of lunch…aka gluten free cake so my first stop was to sniff out a tea room…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…and this was my saviour, Tisanes has gluten free options galore and they can even whip you up a gluten free afternoon tea on the day (I didn’t try this but I did scoff two gluten free cakes…all for research purposes).  The tea room has the option for indoor or outdoor dining…I decided to chill out inside.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

After my little sugary pick me up, I was ready to start exploring Broadway.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

First impressions…I loved, loved, loved Broadway…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…who doesn’t love a bit of bunting…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…the village didn’t feel too touristy when I visited on the Friday afternoon however I’m sure that would have changed on the weekend (Bourton on the Water scared the living daylights out of me on the Saturday…you know those scenes in movies where a car drives past something slowly and the passengers looked shocked…that was me in Bourton…there were people swimming in the river…I just kept driving!)…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…it felt like a proper little village where locals mingled nicely with tourists…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…and where pubs were overflowing with folks enjoying a cold pint in the sunshine.

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I just wandered along the high street snapping away…enjoying the moment…shaking my head at the kids AND adults playing pokemon…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…I kept smiling away happily to myself as it was like walking in a pretty little fairy tale.

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Now never fret, there was some seriously good door porn in this fairytale village…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…I didn’t get short changed at all..

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…and sometimes you just need a plain jane door!

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^^Probably not that much of a Plain Jane really is it?!?

Broadway also reminded me that I shouldn’t look past the humble window…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…is there such a thing as window porn…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…who knows but there were pretty darn cute!

I snooped my way around Broadway like a ninja…dangling my hands through gates to get a photo of this cute little house…look at those bobbly bushes…they do resemble something else if you have a dirty mind

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…it was pretty hard to pick a favourite house…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…there were some pretty big hitters…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…and it was too tough to call a winner…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…which one would you call home?

I kept wandering…enjoying all the beautiful flowers…as much as I dread a heat wave in England, I do love it when all the summer flowers spring to life…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…as they just bring England alive…

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…ALIVE…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…<insert evil laugh>!  Digressing slightly but I read an article in a gardening magazine recently where it said that a proper English garden is all soft pastels and that red flowers belonged in a whore garden…I kid you not…so am now planning a whore garden as I love red and a whore garden sounds pretty wicked in my world!

Broadway Deli had me strolling through a real estate app on my phone…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…I’m moving to Broadway just so I can buy carrots with a ponytail…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…could someone open a deli like this in Bedfordshire please!

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I can’t resist taking a photo of an iconic phone box…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…they scream out to be photographed!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

A stroll around a Cotswolds village is good for the soul…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…and reminds you how beautiful England is during the summer months (just not in the middle of a heat wave though!)…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

…sit back and enjoy the ride!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

Travel Tips for Exploring Broadway, Worcestershire

  • There is a large car park on the outskirts of Broadway and it only takes a few minutes to walk into Broadway; don’t waste time trying to park in the middle of Broadway.  The car park also has toilet facilities which were clean and tidy!
  • There are a number of pubs which had seating to enjoy a pint in the sunshine plus a number of cute little independent shops to go wild in.
  • Tisanes Tea Rooms offers a great selection of gluten free items from gluten free biscuits, cakes and afternoon tea so you won’t go hungry
  • Broadway Tower is just up the road – I recommend you check out Lucy’s post for more information.
  • I ended up exploring the National Trust Property Snowshill Manor and Cotswolds Lavender which are a short drive from Broadway.
  • Even though there are various buses running through the villages in the Cotswolds; it’s easier to explore with a car.
  • Check out the Visit Worcestershire website for more inspiration on where to visit in this county

So have you visited Broadway before; did you love it or loathe it?   Where is your favourite place in the Cotswolds.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Broadway in Worcestershire; a delightful village in the Cotswolds and a few perfect side trips. The Cotswolds make a perfect day trip from London. Click through to read my travel tips for Broadway, Worcestershire including where to find gluten free food in the village.

xx

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8 Comments

    • September 3, 2016 / 6:12 AM

      Oh really, Ive actually never watched that series before so I may need to rectify that! xx

  1. September 13, 2016 / 5:25 PM

    What a gorgeous place for a wander around. Those gluten free cakes look particularly tempting…

    I completely agree that Britain is useless in a heatwave. We are just not designed for it and after a certain point it’s just a bit miserable. There’s a sign in the cinema in Bedford saying no, we don’t have air conditioning, please stop asking, and consider this before you buy your ticket! No joke. Also, I’d kill for a greengrocers like that in Bedford. How can we make this happen??
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    • September 18, 2016 / 6:52 PM

      Say what about the air conditioning at Bedford cinema? They used to have air con?!?! I know…maybe we need to set up a business as it looks amazing, let’s bring back the greengrocers…I think the world was a better place when we had greengrocers! xx

    • September 18, 2016 / 6:51 PM

      I know isn’t it! Totally a thing Jessi! xx

  2. March 12, 2017 / 1:45 AM

    Did you spot taxis? Visiting soon without a car. Would like to take a taxi to the tower and to chipping Camden. Suggestions/advice welcome!
    Don’t want to drive on the left side of the road! :)

    • March 12, 2017 / 2:48 PM

      Unfortunately I didn’t spot any taxis, sorry! Maybe contact your hotel that you are staying at and see what they can offer in way of taxis, I am sure there must be a taxi service available or possible day tours that you could jump on. Good luck and I hope you have a fantastic trip to the Cotswolds! xx

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