Where are The Cotswolds?

The Cotswolds is the UK’s largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (A.O.N.B.), covering approximately 800 square miles in the Central South West of England, approximately 80% of which is farmland. Lying to the East of the River Severn where it joins the Bristol Channel, it incorporates parts of several counties, predominantly Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, […]

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Cotswold Festivals this August bank holiday weekend

Cotswold Festivals The Feastival Alex James’ Farm, the Cotswolds. If you have never heard of it, you’re in for a serious treat. A glamorous (and gastronomic) Glastonbury! This Cotswold festival is an eclectic mix of non-stop amazing artists, celebrity chefs and fun activities for all the family. This year, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Sigala, Nile […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Top 10 Markets in the Cotswolds 

Cotswold Market Days The Cotswolds is an amazing place for foodies with its award-winning local produce serving Michelin star restaurants, pubs and cafes. You don’t even have to venture on a Cotswold night out to try this delicious food, you can enjoy it in the comfort of your cottage by shopping at a local Cotswold […]

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Dog Friendly Holidays in the Cotswolds

Reasons to Book Pet Friendly Cottages in the Cotswolds Who needs the hassle of arranging doggy daycare or a pet passport? A Cotswolds holiday is certainly cheaper than going abroad and the gorgeous scenery paired with some of the great weather we’ve been having makes it the perfect spot for dog friendly holidays in the […]

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10 Things to do in Lechlade-on-Thames

Lechlade is a bustling market town on the southern edge of the Cotswolds. Its idyllic location on the banks of the river Thames makes it one of our favourite places to visit, so we thought we would share our top 10 things to do on a visit to Lechlade. 1. Thames Path No visit to […]

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10 Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

What to do in Bourton-on-the-Water Discover our top 10 best things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water and get planning your holiday in the Venice of the Cotswolds today with StayCotswold! 1. Model Village  A great attraction for all the family is the Model Village which you will find directly in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water. This tiny […]

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Our favourite places to eat in Stow-on-the-Wold

Where to eat in Stow on the Wold Stow-on-the-Wold is a popular year-round Cotswold destination, thanks to the abundance of things to see and do as well as a huge choice of cafes, pubs and restaurants. Here are 10 of our absolute favourite restaurants near Stow on the Wold: 1. Old Stocks Inn Whilst in […]

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10 Things to do in Burford

What to do in Burford Often referred to as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, the picture-perfect market town of Burford is a must visit destination. Take a look at our Top 10 things to see and do in Burford; 1. Church of St John the Baptist A great way to start your stay in Burford […]

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10 Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

What to do in Stratford-upon-Avon The delightful market town of Stratford-upon-Avon is the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare and is packed full of historical sites – here’s our Top 10 list of activities and things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon: 1. Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre Catch a play at one of the Royal […]

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