The Cotswolds are scattered with numerous castles, palaces, and restored traditional houses, one of which could be your holiday cottage! Visit a quintessential English village to get an idea of life in previous centuries, and marvel at the honey-coloured buildings typical of the region.
Tewkesbury Abbey Take a veritable trip through time at the gigantic Tewkesbury Abbey. The church itself dates back to the 10th century while the 15th-century stained glass and the 17th-century organ display more recent interventions.
Stow-on-the-Wold One of the most-visited villages in the Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is a traditional market town. The village centre has an array of antique and craft shops, art galleries, traditional pubs, and elegant townhouses.
Chavenage House This Elizabethan manor house has been used for numerous television series, where you can take guided tours around the stately interior and enjoy the classic tea and scones at the end of your visit.
Pubs Whether in front of the fire on a cold, dark Winter's day or in the beer garden soaking up the Summer sunshine, a traditional countryside Cotswold pub is the perfect place to catch up with friends, relax with a book, or enjoy a hearty meal.
Nature and the Great Outdoors
There are no major cities in the Cotswolds, and there's a feeling of purity in the air throughout the region. You'll appreciate the green, rolling hills, freshwater creeks and streams, and the bright colours of wildflowers that surround your holiday cottage all year long.
Dursley and Winchcombe: These two villages are popular bases for a selection of walks, offering access to stunning views of the Cotswold countryside. Each village offers a variety of walks catering for all fitness levels.
The Cotswold Garden Route: Work your way along the best locations to view local flora and fauna. spring and summer aren't the only time to see flowers blooming either: try Westonbirt in autumn for the Japanese maples, while Blenheim Place has formal gardens on show throughout the year.
Cycling: If you're looking for something a little more adventurous, the Cotswolds is a fantastic location for both road and off-road cycling. It's a great way to see, smell, and hear the countryside up close. You can choose from small cycle paths in and around villages to large, multi-day events covering the entire region.