Cotswolds

44°
44° - January
44° - February
50° - March
55° - April
61° - May
66° - June
69° - July
69° - August
64° - September
57° - October
48° - November
44° - December
Dec avg
$112
Avg Hotel
$1,941
Est. Airfare

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Description

Cotswolds is a lovely little area of England that is so typically English that you'll feel like you've stepped into the pages of a Jane Austen novel. Some of the architecture has been around since the 18th century and the rolling green hillsides are dotted with sheep. In Cotswolds, you'll get a mix of well-known towns with large markets famous for shopping and unknown little villages just waiting to be explored. Much to the excitement of the shopping addict, shopping is considered an important part of visiting the Cotswolds. But this won't be your standard afternoon at the local mall. Shopping in the Cotswolds includes open air markets, bustling town shops, and prime antique stores, not to mention the stylish higher-end shopping you'd hope to do while in Europe. Rich in history, the Cotswolds is also unarguably romantic. Walking paths lead the way for visitors hoping to take in some of the shocking beauty of the terrain by foot. Gardens, museums, galleries, and even some ancient Roman baths add to the class of this beautiful region of the world.
Photo Credit: VisitBritain
Photo Credit: VisitBritain
Photo Credit: VisitBritain
Photo Credit: VisitBritain
Photo Credit: VisitBritain
Photo Credit: VisitBritain

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Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway

With its principal station at Toddington in the North Cotswolds a visit to the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway (GWR) is well worth while to the steam rail enthusiast and for visitors who enjoy the nostalgia of travelling by steam train.
Cost: Varies
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Organized Cotswold Garden Tours

Come and enjoy the Cotswolds' most beautiful gardens at your leisure this summer. Dormy House Hotel has teamed up with Hidcote, the masterpiece National Trust garden near Chipping Campden, to create a glorious Garden Escape.
Cost: Varies
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Flat Green Bowls

Britain's oldest Bowling Green (over 400 years old), still in use to day, is located at the Falcon Inn in Painswick. The flat green in Painswick, was built in the 16th century at the back of the then newly built Falcon Inn. It was originally used for gentlemen to wind down after a day of hunting in the nearby Cotswold countryside.
Cost: Free
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Planning Tip

Both London Heathrow (LHR) and Birmingham (BHX) airports are approximately an hour's driving time away from the Cotswolds region.

Language

English

Currency

[GBP] British Pounds

Airports

Gloucester Airport [GLO]
Heathrow Airport [LHR]
Birmingham International Airport [BHX]