When to Visit The Cotswolds

Summer Avoid the queues at Dover and Heathrow this summer and book yourself a staycation in The Cotswolds. Whether you choose a couples’ getaway in a shepherd’s hut, a family holiday in a cottage, or a get-together with friends in a luxury farmhouse, you won’t need to hunt for your passport or worry about your […]

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Free wine and wonderful views at this Cotswolds gastro pub.

Free wine and wonderful views at this Cotswolds gastro pub Nestled in the sleepy village of Nether Westcote, a short drive from Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Stow on the Wold, the Feathered Nest is a charming 15th century inn that’s truly a hidden gem for food and wine lovers. Originally an old Malthouse, the thoughtfully refurbished […]

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What is the Cotswolds known for?

The term ‘Chocolate Box’ conjures up a variety of images of quintessentially English villages, any number of which could very realistically be set in The Cotswolds. And there are several reasons why the region, with its gentle hilly landscape and warm limestone architecture, has earned its reputation as one of the most picturesque areas in […]

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Places to stay near Soho Farmhouse

Soho Farmhouse Accommodation If you’re lucky enough to be a member at Soho House then you’ll be welcomed at Soho Farmhouse. Alternatively, you may have been invited to a special event at the Farmhouse in which case we have some beautiful places to stay near Soho Farmhouse offering luxury accommodation nearby! Soho Farmhouse, located in […]

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Historical places to visit in the Cotswolds

Cotswolds History The Cotswolds (AONB) incorporates many locations of historical interest, such as Bath, Cheltenham, and Cirencester – the Roman Capital of The Cotswolds. Other places of note, such as Shakespeare’s home, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the important academic seat of Oxford, sit just outside its borders. For those who love to steep themselves in history, there […]

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Places to stay near Badminton Horse Trials

Badminton Estate Horse Trials and Events Badminton Estate is home to some of our favourite Cotswold events including Badminton Horse Trials, taking place from Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th May 2024. One of the best equestrian sporting events in the world, you can enjoy the international competition kicking off with the horse inspection and the […]

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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. You can also browse our places to stay near Downton Abbey in Bampton. St Mary’s Church Home […]

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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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10 Things to Do in Chipping Norton, Cotswolds

What to do in Chipping Norton Chipping Norton, nestled in the north of the picturesque Cotswolds, offers visitors a delightful blend of charming countryside vistas, cultural attractions, and culinary delights. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Chipping Norton has something for everyone. Here are ten must-visit places and activities to make the most of your […]

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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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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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