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Cotswold Towns, Events and Attractions
Throughout these pages we explore all of the towns and villages across the Cotswolds. Just how far do the Cotswolds extend? We have used the same definition as the extended Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This starts at Chipping Campden to the north (we have included Shakespeare's Stratford - not to be missed if you are that close). To the west we have Woodstock (the home of Blenheim Palace) and all the way down to Bath in the south. We have also included Gloucester on the edge of the western escarpment.
Cotswold Attractions and Summer Ideas
For a comprehensive list of Attractions in and around the Cotswolds please click for Cotswold Attractions
There are a wealth of historic monuments, houses, parks and gardens as well as local annual events.
There are many attractive gardens in stately homes and throughout the Cotswolds: encompassing the counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, and south Warwickshire. Many of the Cotswold towns have beautiful parks and formal gardens.
Click here for Cotswold Gardens
Cotswold Events 2013
To see What's On 2013 in the Coswolds click Here for our Programme of Events for 2013
for a month by month guide to Cotswold activities for you and your family.
Walks in the Cotswolds
The hills of the Cotswolds start just north of Chipping Campden in Ilmington, Warwickshire and finish south of Bath. There are a number of good walks in and around the area. Chipping Campden or Bath are ideal starting or finishing points for your walk. We have even referenced the "local watering holes" for you along your walk.
Hire a Classic Car Hire to Tour The Cotswolds
Treat yourself to one of our self drive classic vehicles (Choose from our selection of classic, mainly British, sports cars: Austin Healey 3000 MkIIa, Jaguar E-type Coupe, Jaguar E-type Roadster (convertible) and Jaguar Mark II saloon, MGBs Roadster and MGB GT and Triumphs Stag, TR4A and TR6 - we also have one American car for hire - a wonderful 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback) to hire for a memorable day out or a weekend break in The Cotswolds, Warwickshire, or the Heart of England. For a great escape from the everyday rat race. Tour this unique area with its rolling hills, and the wonderful stone villages of The Cotswolds perhaps even on to Stratford-upon-Avon's historic attractions, the Shakespeare Houses, stately homes, the castles of Kenilworth and Warwick - one of the most picturesque areas of Britain. We are ideally situated to rent a classic car, in Warwickshire, right in the Heart of England, minutes from Historic Warwick and Stratford upon Avon.
Cotswold Taxis and Tour Companies
Sometimes the best way to discover the Cotswolds is to have a private tour. If you wish to arrange a tour in and around the Cotswolds these locals companies will be pleased to assist you.
Please find the following businesses in the Cotswolds that may be of help to your visit.
Sheena's Mobile Hair
- mobile hairdressing service (weddings/parties/celebrations)
The Cotswold Towns (click below):
The Cotswolds are...
scattered with small pretty towns and villages providing pleasant places to while away the time. Among the charming countryside you will find a wealth of interesting places to visit, including magnificent castles, ancient churches, glorious gardens, stately homes with historic houses. Spend the day exploring the picturesque countryside, browse in an art gallery or antique shop, or visit the theatre. Shop at some of the oldest chartered weekly markets in the country.
Head to the picturesque market towns
to shop or take time out for a leisurely walk, a trip on a river or canal and stop for a meal in a traditional pub. The Cotswolds is an area of contrasts and there is so much to discover you'll want to come back for more!