The Cotswolds are high on most travellers list of places to visit in the UK and no wonder, the English Cotswolds are known the world over as an area of little villages, filled with beautiful honey coloured limestone cottages.
Lying mainly across the three counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire this lovely timeless countryside is considered quintessentially English. The gently rolling wooded landscape dotted here and there with quaint picturesque villages and sleepy hamlets nestling next to clear streams, this idyllic landscape is a joy to the eye.
Artists and photographers love this area there are beautiful views at every turn from Bourton on the water the Venice of the Cotswolds to the Slaughters both characterized by lovely clear streams flowing through them.
Other destinations include Beautiful Broadway, Bibury famous for Arlington Row and once called the most beautiful village in England by William Morris. Buford and Berkeley with its famous castle of dark deeds, Winchcombe once a major Saxon town and Tewksbury with the majestic Abbey.
The Cotswold has plenty to offer the outdoor enthusiast be it walking, cycling or canoeing sportsmen of every type are catered for, your stay here will invigorate and relax you, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The towns such as Stow on the wold, Moreton in the marsh and Chipping Camden are full of independent shops cafes and bistros while the larger Gloucester and Regency Cheltenham cater for the more serious shopper.
No matter when you visit there are events throughout the year from markets and fairs covering all types of interesting fun and sometimes-quirky event such as Mummers, Morris dancing and well dressing, to surfers on the Severn bore. If your visit is in the spring, you can watch cheese rolling at Cooper’s hill.
Activities in The Cotswolds
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