Cotswolds

Cotswolds

A ridiculously pretty series of villages, nestled amid rolling hills.

Cotswolds, England

COTSWOLDS - AT A GLANCE

  • Think of England and The Cotswolds may well spring to mind. This area of limestone hills is picture-postcard England at its most enchanting.
     
  • Explore villages made of honey-coloured stone, sip pints in ancient pubs and see some of Britain’s most beautifully preserved medieval churches. It’s a favourite getaway for British celebrities so excellent food and luxury places to stay abound.
     
  • England and Wales’ largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) straddles 6 counties: Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, South Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Wiltshire and Bath & North East Somerset.
     
  • Enjoy a picnic by the brook in Castle Combe, one of Britain’s prettiest villages. Honey-coloured stone cottages, a medieval church and plenty of places to shop or enjoy tea make this an enchanting place to explore.
     
  • Cirencester is thought of as the capital of the Cotswolds. From London, it’s a 2 hour 20 minute train journey.
     
  • Oxford is also a convenient gateway to the area – you can get there from London in just 1 hour by train.

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7 cosy Cotswolds hideaways

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BritRail South West Rail Pass

BritRail South West Rail Pass
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Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds Tour (1 Day)

Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds Tour (1 Day)
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Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds Tour (1 Day)

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National Trust Touring Pass
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National Trust Touring Pass

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