What is The Cotswolds?

The terms ‘rolling green hills’, ‘picturesque’ and ‘honey-coloured limestone villages’ are oft-repeated when describing The Cotswolds. And for very good reason. What area is The Cotswolds Spanning just over 800 square miles of central-south-west England, the UK’s largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (A.O.N.B.) does exactly what it says on the tin. The landscape […]

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Best spas in The Cotswolds

For some the term ‘spa’ conjures up images of toga-clad Romans luxuriating in thermal pools within pillared courtyards. And so it was centuries ago in Bath. But 21st century tourists are now free to enjoy a thoroughly modern experience at Thermae Bath Spa. Here you can bask in the same mineral-rich, thermal waters but in […]

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Family Days Out in The Cotswolds

Given that the area covers approximately 800 square miles of breath-taking rural landscape, you’ll find a vast range of outdoor pursuits and numerous ways to enjoy the natural environment, as well as museums, educational activities, and more – here are our top ideas for family days out in the Cotswolds! A Cotswold Day Out for […]

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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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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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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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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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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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