The Cotswolds

You don’t get much more ‘quintessentially English’ than the sweet, sleepy villages of the Cotswolds. Visiting beautiful places like Painswick, Biddestone, Winchcombe or Woodstock, are like going back in time.
There are famous cities and towns, too, such as Bath and Cheltenham, while Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester and Tetbury are all well worth a visit.
arnsley House in the Cotswolds

Closed: WIN a stay at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds 

Enjoy a two-night break in the countryside with Pride of Britain Hotels

Secret Cottage, the Cotswolds

The best Cotswolds tours 2017

Want to get to the heart of rural life in the British countryside? Then book on to one of these wonderful Cotswolds tours and courses

7 cosy Cotswold hideaways this winter

From Oliver Cromwell’s favourite retreat to the home of a scandalous beauty, check into one of Britain’s historic Cotswold inns this winter…

Fairfors, Cotswolds, River Coln

Take a video tour of the Cotswolds

Famous for its honey-coloured stone buildings and rural charm, the Cotswolds is a must-see for any visitor, and now you can take in the sights before you leave home.

Places to stay: Malmesbury

In a southern corner of rural England the much-loved Cotswolds have remained sleepily unchanged for hundreds of years

Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

Visit Cheltenham

The historic spa town of Cheltenham is famous as the home of British jump racing, but it is a popular place to visit throughout the year

Bourton on the water in Cotswolds

Discover the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds – an area of gently rolling hills, lush countryside and that ubiquitous honey-coloured stone


The Cotswolds: an insider’s guide

The Cotswolds, a glorious tapestry woven from parts of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Wiltshire, is one of the most popular parts of Britain to explore. Read our insider’s guide to find its hidden treasures

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A tour of the Cotswolds

We explore the honey-coloured villages that make up the Cotswolds, home to artists, antiques and Olympick games

Washbourne Court

Washbourne Court is a truly splendid 17th century hotel and was once an Eton cramming school.

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