With its sumptuous views of the Evenlode valley, Longborough is certainly an attractive village - even winning the 2001 Bledisoe Cup competition for Best Kept Village. As it’s found between the towns of Moreton in Marsh and Stow on the Wold, it enjoys all the privileges of its neighbours (including Moreton’s rail station that provides direct lines to London) while being a little bit more rural in character.

Longborough is also the site of the fantastic Longborough Festival Opera, a home-grown but internationally acclaimed annual festival of opera.

Transport Links

Moreton in Marsh station offers fast direct travel to London Paddington via Oxford. Longborough is well situtated to take advantage of the most active North Cotswold villages.

Amenities & things to do

Longborough possess a village school, a shop and post office, a farm shop, two public houses named the Coach and Horses (in Longborough and the neighbouring hamlet of Ganborough respectively) l and the 12th-century Church of England parish church of St James. Most unusually, of course, is its opera house - Longborough hosts the Longborough Festival Opera, in a converted barn at the edge of the village.

Batsford Arboretum, the Falconry Centre and Sezincote House and Gardens are only a short distance by car.


Longborough has its own primary, the Longborough C of E Primary School. Secondary education is offered by the Cotswold School in Bourton on the Water, with other local secondaries in the area.