Painswick, the “Queen of the Cotswolds”, is a beautiful Gloucestershire village within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Painswick is rich in history particularly during the Civil War when the Roundheads took refuge in the eleventh century church of St Mary. The church itself is famous for the ninety-nine yew trees that stand in the churchyard. According to legend, the Devil will not permit the growth of the one-hundredth tree.

The Rococo Garden, situated half a mile north of the village, was built by Charles Hyatt in the 1740s; the original garden fell into disuse but was accurately reconstructed in the 1980s.

  • Unspoilt Cotswold town
  • St Mary’s Church Yard
  • Rococco Gardens
  • Centre for Arts and Crafts