30 Nov

Our stay in Painswick has been wonderful, even in the lockdown. Here are some images of the town as we were able to walk around it, masked of course. We had to be self-quarantined the first 14 days we were there but the grocery stores delivered and there were plenty of walks for us to take and still be safe. The town is known as the “Queen of the Cotswolds” because its like walking into the 17th century. The town is so well preserved it’s a shame to see cars in the streets, narrow as they are. The churchyard has 99 Yew trees, the legend has it that if a hundredth tree is planted the devil will come and pull it out by the roots. Painswick is on the Cotswold Way National Trail so walks were bountiful. While here we started looking for our home for the next year. We were able to do a lot online and then do drive byes to check out the towns and houses. What a wealth of places to look at in the Cotswolds, the Chiltern and the vales in between.

The Church and its 99 Yew Trees in the fog

The Bell Yard on High Street

One of the roads leading down to the Mills. The village of Slad is off across the vale

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