Today Stow on the Wold is a busy tourist town with many excellent shops, cafes, restaurants and antique dealers. A farmer’s market is held on the second Thursday of each month in the main square. Also worth a visit is the famous Model Village at the Old New Inn in nearby Bourton-on-the-Water.
The market town of Stow on the Wold is situated on the Roman Fosse Way in the heart of the Cotswolds. An Iron Age fort was established in 700BC where the Jurassic Way and Salt Way met is now the location of the eastern edge of The Square. There is evidence of an earlier settlement and Stone Age and Bronze Age burial mounds are common throughout the area.