Moreton-in-Marsh is situated in Gloucestershire. The Four Shires Stone is situated about one mile east of town, marking the boundary of such historic counties as Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire. Visitors will find Moreton as the Roman Fosse Way and A44 junction. A number of buildings in Moreton are constructed of Cotswold stone. Visitors can browse numerous antique shops. Other nearby attractions include a Wellington bomber museum, the Batsford Arboretum and the Sezincote house. There are ample hotels situated throughout the local area. There are also numerous restaurants and other dining establishments in the Moreton area.
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Moreton in the Marsh, which gets its name because it sits in a poorly drained, flat location, is in Gloucestershire. Moreton is a market town and one of the most popular along the Cotswold line, part of the main railway from London; currently the Moreton still holds a market on Tuesdays and sits on the Roman Fosse Way, which later became the coaching route from London to Worcester.
The High street appears to be the place where time stood still, almost all the buildings and houses were built in the 17th and 18th century. The High Street is home to the Redesdale Market Hall and Curfew tower, which was built in the 16th century. The bell at the top of the Curfew tower was rung nightly, up until 1860, to remind the people the risk of fire at night. Some other sites to see include Batsford Arboretum, and Sezincote house and gardens. Batsford Arboretum dates back to the 17th century and today holds one of the largest collections of trees, shrubs, and plant life. It is quite a treat if you enjoy nature and are looking to spend the day immersed in it. Sezincote house is modeled after Indian architecture and much of the gardens have Indian influence. There are various water features which include a temple pool, canal, and streams. There are elephant statues which stand outside the house and a statue of bulls over an Indian Bridge. There are a variety trees, plants, and unusual shrubs. If you enjoy the gardens be sure to check out the inside of the house to complete the experience. Moreton in the Marsh has much to offer for the nature lover in you.
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