The Cotswold Way Footpath runs from Chipping Campden to Bath and goes right through the middle of Painswick. It is about half way, so Painswick is useful for a stopover or longer stay.

 

There are lots of other footpaths in the parish and many are on leaflets to buy in the shops.

The Painswick Centre

 Open artist's studios.

More on www.thepainswickcentre.com

Painswick was used by BBC for scenes as "PAGFORD" in J.K.Rowling's "A Casual Vacancy" 

Nearby Gloucester Cathedral was used for filming "Harry Potter" films.

There is an award winning Farmers Market held each Saturday 9.a.m. till 2p.m. in Stroud 3 miles away.

Gardens to visit.

Rococo Gardens are  in the grounds of Painswick House within walking distance of the town.

Restored to resemble the painting of Thomas Robins of the garden in 1740s. Wonderful snowdrop display in Winter.

Misarden Park Gardens at Miserden are 3 miles east of Painswick.

Walled garden and herbaceous borders. Wonderful views.

Sezincote

The house is in the style of Brighton Pavilion.

Hidcote Manor gardens

Famous gardens near Chipping Campden.

Kiftsgate

Famous for it's roses

Bourton Hill House gardens

Intriguing garden with lots of ideas.

Stanway

With it's spectacular fountains.

Many more Yellow page gardens.

 

Castles and Arboretums

Berkeley Castle 12/13 miles south. Home to the same family for 900 years. Wonderful gardens.

Sudeley Castle 12/13miles north home of Katherine Parr Henry VIII's wife, who survived him.

Many interesting artefacts. Award winning gardens

Eastnor Castle 20/21 miles north. A 19th century mock castle.

Westonbirt Arboretum just south of Tetbury.

Wonderful Acer Glade in Autumn and blooms in Spring.

Batsford Arboretum

Wonderful spring bulbs and Magnolias and other interesting plants in their season.


Slimbridge Wetland Centre 13/14 miles south.

is lovely at any time of the year. Especially nice when the ducklings hatch.