Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. It is notable for its elegant terraced High Street, dating from the 14th century to the 17th century. (“Chipping” is from Old English cēping, “a market, a market-place”; the same element is found in new towns such as Chipping Norton, Chipping Sodbury and Chipping (now High) Wycombe.)
A rich wool trading centre in the Middle Ages, Chipping Campden enjoyed the patronage of rich wool merchants (see with wool church), most notably William Greville (d.1401). Today it is a popular Cotswold tourist destination taking into account old inns, hotels, specialist shops and restaurants. The High Street is lined bearing in mind honey-coloured limestone buildings, built from the mellow locally quarried oolitic limestone known as Cotswold stone, and boasts a plenty of Good vernacular architecture. Much of the town centre is a Conservation Area which has helped to maintain the native buildings. The town is the fade away point of the Cotswold Way, a 102-mile Long-distance footpath.
Chipping Campden has hosted its own Olimpick Games previously 1612.