The Royalist Hotel Stow-on-the-Wold
Steeped in history, The Royalist Hotel is thought to be the oldest inn in England, with parts of the building dating back to 947AD.
In 1646, Stow on the Wold ws the site of the last battle of the English Civil War. Fought between the Parliamentarians and the Royalist, the hotel was used as the Royalist's headquarters during the battle. After the battle, much of which was fought in tand around the town square, so greaty ws the slaughter that the ducks were seen swimming in the blood of the fallen, as it flowed down the street outside the hotel. The street was subsequently called "Duck Bath Street" or "igbeth Street" as it is known todayh.