The Slaughters comprise of both Lower Slaughter and Upper Slaughter both set on the banks of the River Eye and joined by the very same river, these are possibly two of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds.
Lower Slaughter is just off the Roman Fosse Way with a collection of streamside Cotswold stone cottages and pretty gardens. There are two hotels and a mill which has been converted into a gift shop and tea shops. The church has a fine 12th century arcade.
A little less than a mile away is Upper Slaughter which is equally attractive with old cottages and farmhouses. There is a small village square with almshouses which have been restored in the past by Lutyens. St Peter's Church is again 12th century and a fine example of such architecture. Upper Slaughter Manor, once a medieval house, is now home to a rather grand country house hotel.