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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Garden
“The locals refer to Painswick as the “Queen of the Cotswolds” and its convenient location in the region’s centre makes it a superb base for those wishing to explore the great outdoors. Surrounded by lush countryside, you’ll have access to some of the Cotswolds’ best walking routes. The Painswick Rococo Garden has a fabulous maze and stunning garden features.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Hotel
“We haven't actually dined here but know that is a lovely restaurant in the very pretty Cotswold village of Painswick. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Route
“Cotswold Way goes directly past the end of our drive. Lovely walks in both directions with views from exceptional vantage points from the Cotswold escarpment over the Severn, into Wales”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 7 locals recommend
Garden
“The much beloved Painswick Rococo Garden was designed back in the 1740s as a rather flamboyant pleasure garden for entertaining guests at decadent garden parties. But these days it's much more valued as a fun day out exploring the permanent and seasonal delights the grounds have to offer!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Tackle the Cotswold Way, the famous 102-mile National Trail route, bit-by-bit this year. Said to take between five to eight days to complete for experienced ramblers, expect rolling countryside, postcard pretty villages, riverside rambles, steep hill climbs and woodland walks. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Painswick's independent coffee shop serving coffee, tea and home made cakes.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
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  • 2 locals recommend
Church
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“We recommend if you like walking going to do sections of the Cotswold Way. Near by there are some lovely bits with great views. Try Painswick Beacon, Cleeve Hill, Leckhampton Hill or Crickley Hill for starters”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“It's not called 'The Queen of the Cotswolds' for nothing - a tiny town that features in TV shows with its beacon overlooking Gloucester, the famous Rococco Gardens, the haunted graveyard of 100 yew trees and the boutique Painswick Hotel.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 2 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“Its 4 mins walk from The Manse, people come from all over the UK to buy fabric here, its top of the range at knock down outlet prices. ”
  • 1 local recommends