30. Broadway High Street
The Broadway High Street is characteristically recognisable for the unchanging nature of its honey coloured period buildings and wide grass verges that has gone on to define a typical Cotswold scene. It runs from the upper high street, where you'll find photogenic mansions carved from Cotswold stone, down to the commercial section of the village where the road widens and ends at the village Green. For the wave of visitors and tourists that arrive each year, it's this part of the high street that is the main attraction with plenty of independent retail shops and cafés in close proximity to delight a complete range of individual tastes.
The High Street in recent times has seen its share of change. It once connected to Fish Hill, but closed as a through-road in 1998 due to the opening of the Broadway Bypass. The bypass diverted heavy traffic away from a village that was only ever designed to accommodate horse and stagecoach travel; this gave a pedestrianised focus to the High Street and meant Broadway was able to hold on to it’s timeless past.
Simply put, the High Street is reason enough to come and visit.