Minchinhampton is our nearest town, about one mile away, and offers a selection of shops, including a specialist butcher, award-winning cheese and dairy shop, award-winning tea rooms, newsagent and general store, pub, restaurant, post office, chemist and several other small retail outlets. There is a Market House which is open every Thursday morning from 08:45 to 11:00 a.m. for the Country Market to sell local produce.


Click here to link to Minchinhampton’s web site for further details


Minchinhampton Parish Council, Box Ward representative is  Steve Hemmings – Tel: 01453 832908


Rodborough Common

Nailsworth is another old market town nearby and lies at the bottom of one of the surrounding valleys, about one mile by road. The town has recently grown in popularity with discerning shoppers and now offers an exceptional choice of quality retail outlets such as a delicatessen which sells the finest fresh fish, an award- winning independent baker, two butchers’ shops, quality pubs and restaurants as well as a small hotel built in a former corn mill. There are also two traditional hardware shops, a florist, hairdressers and several other quality outlets as well as two supermarkets serving both local residents and Nailsworth’s increasing number of visitors.


Click here to link to Nailsworth Town Council’s web site

A little further a field is Stroud, a larger town offering additional though more conventional facilities such as DIY stores, a multi-screen cinema, tenpin bowling alley, leisure centre and several large supermarkets. Its weekly farmers’ market has set a national gold standard for lovers of both regional and organic produce.


Click here More details are available from the Stroud Town web site,


The old Roman town of Cirencester ,which was named Corinium by the Romans, is seven miles east of Box and offers an interesting and attractive town to visit.

Cheltenham Music Festival

For city shopping, Gloucester , called Glevum by the Roman Glevums, is 12 miles away and Cheltenham , with its famous Promenade shopping street, Festivals and horse racing, is about 18 miles.


The South West’s capital city, Bristol is 30 miles away by road but offers almost every facility including a convenient and thriving airport.


The Georgian spa city of Bath Spa , is a similar distance and deservedly continues to act as a magnet for tourists and shoppers in search of something a little different to the rest.


Click here to visit Stroud Council’s Tourism web site for more information on other local towns and villages, and what events are scheduled in each.


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