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Marilyn C Swann
· July 28, 2017
Wanting to be cossetted then this is the holiday break for you. The Cotswolds are gentle and soothing, with a hint of excitement, including many varied places to entertain or visit. The Cotswolds is n...ot only a quiet retreat for a couple, but also has such a varied amount of places to go with a young family. With many walks not only for those pushchairs, but suitable for wheelchairs and mobility issues. The Cotswolds made me smile and so will you. See More
Ruth Cobb
· September 9, 2017
All you could want is there,with the added extra luxury of it's pure beauty ,i'm fortunate enough to have this just a few miles away from me , always worth while another visit .
Andi Thomas
· January 12, 2018
I love everything about The Cotswolds, it's the most stunning place in England, i absolutely love your pictures!! Thank you for showing us this beautiful place
Joanne Burr
· August 13, 2017
Such beautiful countryside and quaint villages, The Cotswolds is so picturesque, just wished I could of stayed a bit longer and explored the many stunning villages, but I will most definitely be coming back.
Diane Pershouse Bradner
· September 7, 2017
Such a beautiful part of the country, the stone work and views are breath taking. Picnic and chill.
Michael Pretlove
· April 2, 2017
It is just a brilliantly beautiful place. We were stopping in the car around almost every corner to take pictures of the amazing countryside or the pretty stone houses. Can't recommend it enough.
Eric Charles
· September 12, 2017
Lovely place, lovely people! Definitely will return upon my next visit. Kudos from a happy Canadian tourist!!
Jake Krummel
· October 25, 2016
Evening strolls by the river in Bourton, sunsets over the historic church in Upper Slaughter, a well-balanced pint in Stow and amazing dining in the Marsh. The people are so nice! Sold. We will defi...nitely be back. So relaxing, so romantic! See More
Sheryl Robinson-Collins
· July 10, 2017
So incredibly beautiful, quaint villages amazing landscape delicious food and wonderful people. I could go back over and over again.
Cheryl Louise Huber
· July 20, 2017
The Cotswolds looks like a dream place to visit. I have never been to the UK but to visit there is number one on my bucket list!
Lisa Moss
· July 19, 2017
Just loved Bourton on The Water the Bird Park is well worth a visit or just to people watch
Andrew Boichat
· October 17, 2016
Cirencester and the Cotswolds Water Parks are well worth a visit. Don't forget to pass through Bibury stopping en route for a delightful lunch at the Masons Arms in Meysey Hampton or the Old Spotted C...ow in Marston Meysey. See More
Aallie Findlay
· November 8, 2016
The Cotswolds ~ Little Venice.. An absolute tranquil and beautiful place to see.. Visit Bourton on the Water and do the walk to Lower Slaughter. The most wonderful magical feeling. Stayed in The Holly... House B&B ~ Perfect 5Star ~ such a lovely friendly good hearted family and breakfast to die for.. Can't wait to go back.. See More
Catherine Klaffer
· August 8, 2016
Picturesque country setting in natural area. Great for biking and hiking. Pubs here are the best in England and food is enviro and fresh-conscious in the best pubs.
Charlotte Keddle
· May 29, 2017
Just got home from a bank holiday break. Staying in stow on the wold. Loved it! So beautiful. Lovely friendly people. Amazing pubs, shops and walks. Also, super dog friendly ��Would happily move there.
Chris Baker
· July 4, 2017
#China2UKshop is based in The Cotswolds - Chris (me, owner) walks the dogs in Cirencester - Awesome place to visit, very pretty and friendly
Jules Henville
· September 23, 2016
Lovely and quaint! Everywhere we stopped the people were very friendly. In particular we loved the childrens playground at Pittville. A must do drive if you have the time!
Lena Jarunas
· September 12, 2016
If you're near by, do not miss the beauty of the Cotswolds. We took a Secret Cottage Tour and it was wonderful. The homes, the rolling hills , the feeling of yesteryear- it was all wonderful!
Andy Cornes
· August 22, 2017
Extraordinary place of beauty! Will definitely come back again.
Rachael L Howe
· June 26, 2017
Loved it! Breath taking scenery, beautiful walks, cute friendly villages. Made the perfect day out! ��
The Corinium Museum
Cotswold Water Park
The Cookery School at Thyme

Grittier than many of the 'typically Cotswold' towns, Stroud is a wonderful mix of dramatic landscape (it's surrounded by five sweeping valleys), eclectic shopping choices (where else would you find a specialist fairy shop and a fossil shop) and industrial heritage (the landmark mills snake along the valleys) - very different, slightly bohemian, never dull!

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The pretty little Cotswold town of Charlbury is overlooked by most visitors, largely because by car it can only be reached by narrow winding roads. Yet, with both a main line station and an hourly bus service to Oxford, it is well served by public transport. With some good walks (and cycle rides) in the surrounding countryside and a choice of places to eat, drink and stay it's ideal for a car-free break.

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Birdland in Bourton on the Water is set in nine acres of gardens and woodland along the winding River Windrush. There are over 500 exotic and rare birds from around the world in naturally themed aviaries and waterside habitats - don't miss the entertaining (and informative) penguin feeding (daily at 2.30) with the majestic King Penguins and the comical Humboldts!

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Secret Cottage is a six hour guided tour of Cotswold villages with a difference - you’re invited into Becky’s own thatched cottage for coffee and pastries, a buffet lunch and a traditional English cream tea. Be a local for the day! Tours run daily all year from Moreton in Marsh station and you can take the tour on your own, as a couple or as a group (7 maximum) - a great day trip from London-Paddington.

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Just to the south east of the Cotswolds in the quiet little village of Northmoor (with an excellent community owned pub!), sits Rectory Farm. A working farm with pedigree North Devon cattle and meadows running down to the River Thames, Rectory Farm offers B&B in their glorious 16th century farmhouse and two self-catering cottages in converted farm buildings.

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The Chestnuts and Cull Cottage are proof that eco-friendly and luxury can be a winning combination. Traditional stone cottages with all those wonderful olde worlde features you'd expect but kitted out with all the mod cons you might not!

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Just outside the Cotswolds - a couple of miles south east of Lechlade - lies Buscot Park, another fascinating National Trust property. The late 18th century property, still the family home of Lord Faringdon, houses the famous Faringdon Collection and is set in enchanting landscaped grounds. (Buscot Park re-opens at Easter)

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Bluewood Lodges, close to the beautiful village of Kingham, is set in a beautiful little bluebell wood - a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of modern day living and ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds.

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It's hard not to love half-timbered buildings and riverside walks and if you do, then don't miss Tewkesbury! Just to the north west of the Cotswolds, where the Rivers Severn and Avon meet, Tewkesbury has almost 400 listed buildings, fine half-timbered houses with overhanging upperstoreys and narrow alleyways in between, many leading down to the river, and visible almost everywhere you go the tower of the magnificent Norman abbey.

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Another glorious Cotswold inn, the 17th century Maytime Inn in the little village of Asthall - a popular restaurant, 100 different gins, fine wines by the glass, real ales, craft beers, an award-winning garden with stunning countryside views and six wonderful rooms...

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How can you describe Cogges? It''s a unique venue and heritage site with a fascinating story: a manor house dating back to the 13th century with farm buildings, walled garden and orchard. Children will love it: farm animals, dressing up costumes, an adventure play area and grounds to explore! Cogges re-opens on Saturday 17 March.

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A warm welcome awaits guests young and old at Bould Farm, a 17th century farmhouse B&B on a working farm (pedigree sheep and cattle).There are large comfortable double rooms and a popular en-suite family room with a double and two single beds. Great walks straight from the door!

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Stratton House Hotel, located on the outskirts of the Cotswold market town of Cirencester, seeks to offer you the best of both town and country house charm with its 42 en-suite bedrooms and friendly service with a personal touch.

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The Corinium Museum in Cirencester, known as Corinium in Roman times, is a superb multi-award winning museum taking you on a journey through time and charting the development of the Cotswolds from its prehistoric landscape to the modern day.

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Fairford, once a major coaching town, sits on a lovely stretch of the River Coln - there are picturesque walks along the riverside - and boasts a fine 'wool church', St Mary's, with a complete set of 28 medieval stained glass windows telling the story of the Bible. Each July thousands of people descend on the town for the Royal International Air Tattoo, the UK's biggest military air show.

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