The Cotswolds hold the lofty accolade of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the largest in England and Wales – and for good reason. Within this splendid gold and green expanse, you’ll encounter one equally stunning vista after another.
If you’re a keen walker, the Cotswold Way is a much-loved national trail that runs for 102 miles along the spine of the Cotswolds from Bath in the south to Chipping Campden in the north. It affords the most spectacular scenery, passing through charming villages, towns, and countryside.
The most avid walkers can cover the entire route in around 8-10 days, but a more leisurely approach is to spend a few hours on one of the many smaller routes. In fact, there are innumerable places to discover breathtaking views. Base yourself in any of the towns or villages, and you’ll find wonderfully rewarding walks and cycle routes of varying lengths and ease.
The Cotswolds are famous for their picture-perfect towns and villages. Delightfully named places such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Campden are the big drawcards for visitors, owing to their creamy yellow buildings and chocolate box charm. If you’re looking for a break that includes ambling along nostalgic, picturesque high streets, perusing eccentricities in antique shops, and stopping for a foaming pint by the river, then the Cotswolds will tick all of those boxes.
Families looking to entertain children will also find plenty of distractions for both little ones and teens including wildlife and country parks, adventure gardens, steam railways, falconry centres, castles and a whole host of free museums, water sports centres and shopping outlets.
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