Shipston-on-Stour Certificated Locations

Shipston-on-Stour is now a market town, but it was once an important wool-making centre, due to the abundance of sheep in the area.

Once this industry went into decline, the fortunes of Shipston-on-Stour continued to prosper, as it sat on a branch line of the horse-powered tramway between Stratford and Moreton-in-Marsh, which was eventually converted into a train line.

There are many historic coaching inns throughout Shipston-on-Stour that hint at its time as a stop-off point on long journeys. They are interspersed with charming shops, pubs and restaurants.

Hidcote Manor Garden, which was the recipient of many specimens brought back by plant collector Lawrence Johnston, is just a short drive away.