COTSWOLD TOURIST INFORMATION

Cotswold Towns and Villages

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Burford

Burford Tourist Information Burford is a small community of around 1,000 residents that is known as one of England’s prettiest small towns in Oxfordshire. The merchants of the town were granted a charter over 900-years ago that allowed them to hold their own markets. To this date, the business owners in Burford continue the traditions that were started years ago regarding the supply of essential services and goods to the area. However, in addition to the stable and unique economy, there are some other things about Burford that make it ...

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Bourton On The Water

Bourton On The Water

Bourton on the Water Located in Gloucestershire, Bourton on the Water is famously referred to as the “Venice of the Cotswold.” The village received its nickname mainly because of the fact that the River Windrush flows into and then out of the town and the small Cotswold stone bridges that span the river Windrush. Bourton on the Water is typically voted as one of the prettiest villages in England for good reason. In addition to the beauty of the River Windrush, the architectural style in the area is unique unto ...

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Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden, which is located in the Cotswolds, is considered one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in all of England. Because of its central location in the Cotswolds, it is ideal for visitors on a sightseeing vacation. Not only can you enjoy all that Chipping Campden has to offer but you can also enjoy the history and amenities of other nearby villages and towns. Many of the Cotswolds most famous attractions, like Stratford-Upon-Avon and Warwick are less than an hour away. There are many attractions nestled right in Chipping ...

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Stratford Upon Avon

Stratford Upon Avon

Stratford Upon Avon, which is a gateway to the Cotswolds, is considered one of the most historic and significant towns in all of England. This little town, which has a population of 25,000, is located on the banks of the River Avon and is known to attract millions of tourists each year. In its glory days, the town was well known for its part in the wool trade of the area. Since it was so close to the Cotswolds it was an ideal location for people to meet regarding the ...

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Warwickshire Tourist Information Guide

No visit to the Cotswolds would be complete without some time spent in Warwickshire, a county in the center of England famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare.  Warwickshire is the site of many charming towns including Stratford Upon Avon, which can immerse tourists in the history of the region.  There are also many stately houses, gardens, and grounds to explore, all of which display something of England’s cultural heritage. Of all the towns in Warwickshire, Stratford-Upon-Avon is probably the most famous.  This is where William Shakespeare was born ...

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Cotswold Taxis

Cotswold Taxis When you visit the Cotswolds, especially the more remote Cotswold towns and villages finding a Taxi can be hard to do, most Cotswold hotels and Inns will have a list of the local taxi companies but in the summer and especially at weekends can be very hard to get, so it is always recommended to book your taxi in advance where ever possible. Many of the local taxi and private hire firms also offer private Cotswold tours, these can normally booked for half a day or a day, ...

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Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Tourist Information

Gloucestershire is located in the Cotswolds in the southwest of England and encompasses the fertile valley traversed by the River Severn as well as the famous Forest of Dean.  It’s a popular tourist destination with lovely old market towns like Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tewkesbury, Tetbury, and Cirencester.  Each of these towns has its own charm and historical backdrop, all contained within some of the most beautiful countryside in the world.  The county is also the seat of Gloucester, a city of more than 121,000 situated on the shores of the River ...

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The Cotswolds

Cotswold Tourist Information Guide

To imagine the Cotswolds, picture the beautiful manors and open fields you see in regency films. Envision the idyllic images of village life depicted in medieval paintings. You may think this is only the England of the past, but that past has been marvelously preserved and transported to the present in the Cotswolds of southwest England. In the Cotswold Hills, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can experience a living meld of past and present where tradition and modern life co-exist as one. You will walk through ...

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Historic Places

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Roman Baths in Bath

Visiting the Cotswolds and interested in Roman history?  You won’t want to miss out on the incredibly well-preserved Roman Baths complex in the city of Bath.  This public bathing house features four main elements, the Roman Temple, the Sacred Spring, the Roman Bath House and the Museum, which contains a number of artifacts discovered in the Bath House.  More than a million visitors a year make it a point to stop by the Roman Baths and the Grand Pump Room nearby. While you cannot actually bathe in the spring water ...

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Rollright Stones

Rollright Stones

The Rollright Stones If you are visiting the Cotswolds and are intrigued by particularly ancient history, you may wish to visit the Rollright Stones, located near the village of Long Compton on the borders of Warwickshire and Oxfordshire in the English Midlands.  These stones are constructed out of oolitic limestone, mined locally, and comprise three different Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments.  They are known as The King’s Men, The King Stone and The Whispering Knights.  The three monuments were erected at different periods of late prehistory, and the fact that ...

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Ragley Hall

Ragley Hall

Ragley Hall is a well-known manor house located south of Alcester, Warwickshire near Straford-upon-Avon.  Historically, the hall is best known for being the ancestral seat of the Marquess of Hertford.  In the present day, it is famous for having been featured in a number of films and television shows. You might have seen it in the television serial The Scarlet Pimpernel in the 1980s, or possibly in the 1993 BBC serial To Play The King.  Doctor Who fans will recognize it as the Palace of Versailles in the 2006 episode ...

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Longleat House

Longleat House

Longleat House If you are visiting the Cotswolds and want to see a truly magnificent, stately home, Longleat is a perfect choice.  This Elizabethan country house is immense and imposing in its splendor, set on neatly cultivated grounds with elaborate hedge mazes, landscaped parkland, and even a safari park. More than 900 acres of land comprise the grounds, landscaped by the famous Capability Brown.  The house was completed in 1580.  If you take the tour of the house, you will be able to view the Great Hall with the minstrels’ ...

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Cotswold Gardens

Ragley Hall

Ragley Hall

Sezincote Gardens

Sezincote Gardens

Prior Park Gardens

Prior Park Gardens

Peto Gardens

Peto Gardens

Lydney Park

Lydney Park

Cerney House Gardens

Cerney House Gardens

Bourton House Gardens

Bourton House Gardens

Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum

Hidcote Gardens

Hidcote Manor Gardens