Cotswolds

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Cotswolds villages: Pretty as a picture

The honey-hued Cotswolds villages and green rolling hills are renowned for their pastoral perfection, here we explore some of the most picturesque Words: Keith Drew North Cotswolds Villages Picture the quintessential English village. Chances are you’re thinking...

7 cosy Cotswolds winter hideaways

From Oliver Cromwell’s favourite retreat to the home of a scandalous beauty, check into one of these historic inns for a Cotswolds winter break you'll never forget The Cotswolds is a picturesque region of rolling...

William Morris at Kelmscott Manor: Life’s rich tapestry

William Morris's idyllic Cotswold retreat has reopened after a three-year renovation. We step inside to uncover the stories and scandals of Kelmscott Manor Words by Henrietta Easton A sunny day in June was the ideal time...

A weekend guide to Cirencester, capital of the Cotswolds

Known as the Capital of the Cotswolds, Cirencester is a beguiling introduction to the delights of the wider region Cirencester began life as Corinium Dobunnorum, a Roman city whose 2nd-century walls encompassed the second-largest area...

7 best places for afternoon tea in the Cotswolds

From the best cucumber sandwiches to the daintiest cakes, we've picked some of the most charming spots in the Cotswolds for the most British of pastimes Afternoon tea originated in the Victorian era as a way...
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 The glorious Cotswolds region is home to some of the most beautiful...
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 The Cotswolds, which stretches from Chipping...

Places to stay: Malmesbury

In a southern corner of rural England the much-loved Cotswolds have remained sleepily unchanged for hundreds of years As the gentle sunlight pours down to bake the honey-coloured stone of beautiful buildings in scattered villages,...
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 It’s Gold Cup day at the Cheltenham Festival, the...
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 bathing everything with a unique glow – is unsurprisingly one of the most visited, photographed and loved parts...
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