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Shop in Chipping Sodbury to help traders thrive.  An historic market town founded in the 12th century, Chipping Sodbury boasts one of the widest working high streets in the country. It is brimming with independent shops, cafés, bakeries, pubs and restaurants. The town’s handsome Cotswold stone shopfronts create the perfect backdrop for an afternoon coffee or lunch with the family and friends.

Things to do and see in Chipping Sodbury

Chipping Sodbury has over 120 listed buildings in its centre, with a variety of building styles and rooflines. A Britain in Bloom Gold Award town, it’s a fascinating place to visit at any time of the year.

Chipping Sodbury is also a perfect starting point for a day’s rambling,  as it lies on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To the east of the town, high on the Cotswold escarpment, is the village of Old Sodbury, with views from the churchyard over the Severn plain. Above the 15th-century manor house at the nearby village of Little Sodbury is a large Iron Age hill-fort.


The public toilets are located at The Clock Tower on the high street.  Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilet.  The toilets are closed during the evening at 7pm each day and re-open at 8.30am.


The car park just off the Wickwar Road towards Waitrose on Barnhill Road offers free parking. It is a two minute walk from the High Street.

How to get to Chipping Sodbury 

Chipping Sodbury is served by many bus routes with bus stops on the high street. It is a 15 minute bus ride from Yate station. To plan your journey, go to the travelwest website. 

If you are cycling here, the town is on The Avon Cycleway (National Cycle Route 410), an 85 mile circular route around Bristol, mostly on country lanes. If you need to do some emergency bike maintenance, there is a bicycle station at Waitrose with tools and a pump.

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