Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden

[ Oct.2013 ] On the way back to London from my friends’ second house in the #north of #England, we visited Chipping Campden in Cotswolds.

Cotswolds is an area in south-west England which prospered in wool business in the past.

Now it is a tourist destination or the land for rich people’s second houses.

There are many pretty villages with houses made of the local cream colour, or honey colour stones.

Chipping Campden is one of the larger villages with the population of 2000.

Apparently ‘chipping’ means market and this place used be a wool market town.

In the middle of the town there is a market hall which was built in early 17th century, but this was not for trading wool but for foods such as cheese and butter.

The atmosphere of the town is very British, but we noticed a smell of curry in the air.

One pretty English style cottage was in fact an Indian restaurant.