is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England.
Originally the village grew on the wool trade, but it is now best known for its
parish church's yew trees and the local Rococo Garden. The village is mainly
constructed of locally quarried Cotswold stone. Many of the buildings feature
south-facing attic rooms once used as weavers' workshops.
Geographically Painswick is situated on a
hill in the Stroud district, overlooking the Stroud valleys. Its narrow streets
and traditional architecture make it the epitome of the English village. There
is a golf