We passed by the beautiful village of Lower Slaughter on our way to Bourton-On-The-Water, we were planning to visit it the next day before going home. However, as we’ve basically explored much of Bourton and we still had quite a few hours to kill before bedtime (lol) we decided to drive to Lower Slaughter on the same day since it’s just 5 minutes away anyway.
“Slaughter? Like a slaughterhouse? Where are you taking me?” the very worried Greek Mister asked me when I told him where we’re going, like I could slaughter him? Who’s going to drive me around? Lol.
The old English name for a wetland is slough which is where Lower Slaughter got its name from. And yes, there’s an Upper Slaughter too which we passed by as well but didn’t get a chance to stop in.
The River Eye flows through the village and is crossed by two small bridges. Beautiful limestone cottages surround the river which makes a beautiful scenery when put all together.
I had a fun time taking photos of the houses but I noticed that some of them have put up a note of “No Photos Please”. Lol, I can only imagine how fed up the residents are of tourists like me taking photos of their area. I’m a law abiding citizen and I do respect other people’s privacy so no, I didn’t take photos of those houses which had that sign.
The Old Mill is its main tourist attraction. It was last used commercially in 1958 and now houses a museum where you can learn the history of bread making and how mills work as well as a tea and gift shop.
There are two very pretty hotels in the area, one is The Slaughters Country Inn which I couldn’t take a photo of from where I was standing and the other’s The Slaughters Manor House which I was cheekily taking photos of from the wall but didn’t realize that there’s a side entrance beside the church. Lol.
It’s a small village so we didn’t stay very long. Still one of the most scenic ones that we’ve visited though. 🙂