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