- WORTH A VISIT -
The Cotswolds is a rural area of south central England
covering parts of 6 counties, notably Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Its
rolling hills and grassland harbour thatched medieval villages, churches and
stately homes built of distinctive local yellow limestone. The 102-mile
Cotswold Way walking trail follows the Cotswold Edge escarpment from Bath in
the south to Chipping Campden in the north.
to the Cotswolds, a very special, very wonderful place. A short break or
even an extended holiday in the Cotswolds will leave you wanting more and
you’ll be booking your next Cotswolds holiday as soon as you return home!
covers a huge area – almost 800 square miles – and runs through five counties
(Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire). One
of the delights of visiting the Cotswolds is exploring the different areas,
each with its own identity, yet all with those defining Cotswold features:
golden stone and rolling hills, the ‘wolds’.
English villages of honey-coloured stone; take in splendid, lively market
towns; visit some of the country’s greatest palaces, castles and country
houses; marvel at the natural world in acclaimed reserves and at some of
the most famous arboretas in Britain; walk through breath-taking landscapes
along historic trails; or make a splash in our own lake-land area with its own inland
There’s a vibrant buzz in places like
Cheltenham, Cirencester, Tewkesbury Stroud and Witney. And an arty
heartbeat too – which extends to the wealth of festivals that are testimony to
the creative vibe of the region.
is also richly rural: more than 3,000 miles of footpaths and bridleways to
explore; ancient woodlands and wildflower meadows; 4,000 miles of
historic Cotswold stone walls dividing up the landscape.
this landscape provides a rich harvest of with local cheeses, meats and drinks
appearing prominently on the menus of the gastro pubs, old inns, colourful
cafes and fine dining restaurants scattered generously across the region.
The accommodation is just as wide ranging
and welcoming: enjoy the finest of country house hotels, go chic and boutique,
take a spa break, snuggle up in a charming B&B, put up a tent at a
beautifully located campsite. Or opt for a place of your own: there’s a
striking range of cottages and manor houses to rent.
gardens to amazing shops, we could go on … but why not come and see for
Clancy's comment: A perfect place for a photographer like me.
certainly one of the most picturesque places in the UK..ReplyDelete
No question about that.Delete
One of my favourite places on earth too. I was born in Witney. Love it there.ReplyDelete
Such a charming area in so many ways.Delete