North Cotswold Association

The north facade of Chastleton House, Oxfordshire

The North Cotswold Association was founded in 1988 and has around 260 members living in the North Cotswold Area, stretching from Shipston-on-Stour in the north to Northleach in the south, and from Chipping Norton in the east to Broadway in the west.

What we do

We are a very friendly group of National Trust Members and Volunteers who meet and share common interests. Any surplus we make from the events we run is donated to National Trust properties at our choice to fund specific projects. It provides a focus in the North Cotswolds for people interested in the charity's work.

Getting out and about

Members enjoy regular coach outings to various places of interest including National Trust properties and other historic houses and gardens. We also arrange the occasional holiday.

In addition we offer a programme of talks by local and national experts at Broadwell Village Hall in the winter months on a variety of subjects, together with other social and fundraising events throughout the year.


Our annual subscription, which covers the cost of receiving the Newsletter, published three times a year, is £7 per person or £12 for two people living at the same address. Do get in touch - you would be made very welcome.

Get in touch

For more information and to join the North Cotswold Association, please email or our Membership Secretary can be contacted by phone on 01386 593085.

See what's coming up

Over the winter months (October to April) we hold Speaker Meetings at Broadwell Village Hall (near Stow-on-the-Wold) on the third Thursday in the month at 2.00 pm.  The entrance fee is £2.50 to include tea/coffee and biscuits.

Our programme of day and half-day visits take place throughout the year and normally involve a coach journey with a reasonable travelling time.

Here is our programme of forthcoming events for 2022 - we hope some of them are of interest to encourage you to join us.

  • Thursday 20th January - Speaker Meeting - The Stones of Oxford by Christopher Rogers
  • Thursday 17th  February - Speaker Meeting - Edward Elgar and his Music by Joe Tierney (NT)
  • Thursday 17th March - Speaker Meeting - Coventry Cathedral, both Old and New by Richard Parker
  • Wednesday 23rd March - Visit - Warwick Crop Centre at Warwick University, followed by Afternoon Tea at the Charlecote Pheasant
  • Wednesday 20th April - Visit - Hinton Ampner (NT)
  • Thursday 21st April - Speaker Meeting - Evesham Abbey and the Current Project of Restoration by Nicola Dyer
  • Thursday 12th May - Visit - Kew Gardens
  • Wednesday 8th June - Visit - Powis Castle (NT)
  • Thursday 14th July - Visit - Ascott (NT)