Set on the River Coln, the ancient market town of Fairford is dominated by the beautiful church of St Mar, where the magnificent stained glass windows are ranked amongst the finest in England. Visitors may have heard of the town, made famous by its military airbase from where Concorde had its maiden flight.Read More
Throughout the town the local Inns are a reminder of times gone by when the town found its fortune as an important coaching town on the old London to Gloucester route. A short heritage walk around the town itself is a must and not to be missed, as is the ancient tradition of the Fairford Town Crier who “cries” in the Market Place on the 1st Wednesday of every month.
If you’re lucky enough to enjoy a stay during July you will be treated to the spectacular Royal International Air Tattoo, the biggest military air show in the world. It is not unusual for the show to play host to over 240 aircraft from around 39 air arms representing 25 nations and with activity zone, RAF experience and a vintage village to explore it’s easy to see how one day might not be enough.
Just eight miles away, the town of Cirencester is worth a visit as it not only hosts a daily market but is also home to Cirencester Park, 15,000 acres of beautiful country park. Hiring a rowing boat on the lake is an idyllic way to escape from it all before grabbing a coffee from the converted horse trailer café ‘Beano’ and spotting wild deer on a walk around the stunning parkland.
During your stay in a holiday cottage in Fairford you must visit the nearby Cotswold Country Park & Beach. It is a great family-friendly destination for those looking for a more active pace. With a choice of activities on the lake, visitors can try their hand at kayaking or SUP boards before running the gauntlet on the inflatable park ‘Aquaventure’. Thrill-seekers who prefer to stay on dry land can test their head for heights on the Vertigo Adventures, or race around the track on a pedal cart.
So, it is easy to see why you will be glad you’re staying in a home from home Cotswold Cottage. With the peace and quiet of your own space to retreat back and all your creature comforts on hand you can choose between a home-cooked meal and a night in front of the television one evening or dinner in a local restaurant and drinks at the bar another.
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