Destination: The Cotswolds
Attractive region of classic English countryside and old towns and villages.
The Cotswolds Tours with Great British Trips
Introducing The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are quintessentially English. Spanning an area of gentle hills lying between the enticing cities of Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, and Oxford, the area has pretty villages of honey-coloured stone, manor houses, charming churches, dry-stone walls and country pubs in abundance. There is a variety of architecture from black and white medieval buildings in Chipping Campden, elegant regency houses in Cirencester to traditional antique shops in Stow-on-the-wold and crooked stone cottages in Broadway. The mix of wealth, a cosmopolitan population and strong local communities creates an audience for what is a lively arts scene. You'll find festivals, arts events, cultural happenings and galleries tucked away in even the smallest towns. If walking is your thing, why not walk the famous Cotswold Way.
Want to visit The Cotswolds?
Region: South West England
Time to spend here: 2 hours - 2 days
More Information: www.the-cotswolds.org
What's nearby? Salisbury, Oxford, Stratford, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Bath
What transport do you recommend? The Cotswold Villages themselves are very small but travelling between them requires a vehicle or bus tour.
Did you know? In Roman times, Cirencester (known then as Corinium) was the second largest Roman city in the whole of Britannia. Second only to Londinium (London).
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What can I see in and around The Cotswolds?
The Cotswolds are packed with quaint villages and very English attractions, Inns and Countryside. Here are a few of the best.