A Downton Abbey Day Out in the Cotswolds

A Downton Abbey Day Out in the Cotswolds There’s no better time to revisit your favourite Downton moments by exploring filming locations right here in the Cotswolds. Let’s start with Downton Village, better known to us as Bampton.  St Mary’s Church Home to four weddings, many funerals, three christenings and even a jilting at the […]

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What to do in the Cotswolds

With an area spanning just over 800 square miles, you won’t be stuck wondering what to do in the Cotswolds. Here’s a taster of what’s on in the Cotswolds this Spring / Summer season. April/June From May through to September the stunning open-air Amphitheatre at Berrybank Park will stage a selection of theatre, concerts, comedy […]

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Things To Do at Easter in the Cotswolds

An Eggellent Easter in the Cotswolds Warmer days are almost upon us and we’re counting down the days till the Easter holidays. Experience all the wonders of Springtime that the Cotswolds has to offer – lambing, daffodils and plenty of Easter egg hunts! We’ve rounded up some of our top Easter activities for you to […]

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Mechanical Art and Design Museum in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Visit the MAD Museum in Stratford-Upon-Avon Now in it’s 11th year and firmly established as the country’s main hub for mechanical art, this one-of-a-kind museum features a huge range of moving, interactive art and automata that are both fascinating and mesmerizing. MAD is located in the heart of Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The […]

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Afternoon tea served to you in your holiday cottage

Afternoon tea served to you in your holiday cottage The Tea Set began life in Chipping Norton after owner, Vicky, received a request from her daughter to host a vintage afternoon tea party for her 18th birthday, in January, in a marquee! Without a moment’s hesitation, with the help of friends and family, Vicky gathered […]

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Great tea rooms and farm shop in the Cotswolds

Great tea rooms and farm shop in the Cotswolds The Cotswold Outpost is a fabulous spot nestled on the outskirts of Burford – the Gateway to the Cotswolds. Located at 1 Windrush Heights, OX18 4BF, it is the perfect place to eat, drink and shop, visitors will find fine local produce and handmade goods for […]

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Where can I go on holiday with my Dog in the UK?

Holidays where dogs are welcome The Cotswolds is one of my favourite dog friendly places to visit, not least because of all the wonderful walks and stunning scenery, but also because there is so much to see and do without leaving your furry friend behind. Here are some of my favourites: Head to Cotswold Wildlife […]

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Cotswold Baguettes

Perfect baguettes for picnics or lunch Tucked away in Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswold Baguettes has a delicious range of sandwiches, soup, salads and cakes made fresh every day – making it the perfect pitstop for a picnic lunch before exploring all Stow has to offer! Run by a lovely local couple with over 25 years of experience […]

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February half term fun in the Cotswolds. Top 10 attractions

February half term fun in the Cotswolds – Our Top 10 attractions All children need to be entertained so knowing what and where the kid friendly attractions are when you’re on holiday is always useful! Fortunately, the Cotswolds has lots to offer people of all ages, in February half term. From car collections, through to […]

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Best Roast dinners in Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh

Our favourite Sunday lunch spots in and around Moreton-in-Marsh We love a Sunday Roast here at team StayCotswold, and we’ve spent many a Sunday lunchtime in some of the finest local establishments all in the name of research. And now we’re going to share our recommendations with you here.  The Coach and Horses Inn, Longborough is […]

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10 Things to do in Faringdon

What To Do In Faringdon The historic market town of Faringdon is situated in the Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire which borders the Cotswolds along the South Easterly edge. Here are our top 10 fun things to do near Faringdon. 1. Lord Berners Signs Take a walk around town and look out for the curious […]

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A Tough Winter but a Better Summer for Holiday Lettings Owners?

This winter is likely to be challenging for owners of holiday lets. The combination of rising utility bills and interest rates, combined with pressure on the budgets of potential guests, would be difficult at any time. Add in the huge increase in the number of holiday lets as a result of lockdown purchases (some estimates […]

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A Day Out at Blenheim Palace

A Day Out at Blenheim Palace Come rain or shine, Blenheim Palace is breath-takingly beautiful and a must-see destination in the Cotswolds. Built in 1705, Blenheim Palace has over 300 years of history to explore and as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, no history lovers will be left disappointed! Although don’t misunderstand, Blenheim has […]

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