The Official Guide to Cotswolds Breaks and Holidays
The Cotswolds area is one of England's favourite destinations; famous for hundreds of honey-colour limestone villages in a beautiful rural setting. Use our website to discover all the Cotswolds has to offer!
MORE Than Just the View is a phrase that we’ve adopted to describe the Cotswolds, based on comments from our visitors who have been surprised by what’s on here beyond the expected offer of Cotswolds hotels and beautiful scenery. Lively cultural events, a year round season of sporting events and festivals – even the range of individual, quirky shops here – all help to make the Cotswolds one of the UK's favourite places to visit.
Christmas in the Cotswolds
One of our favourite times of year, Christmas in the Cotswolds is full of festive cheer, alongside great places to to buy gifts. Take a look at our Christmas page to get some inspiration.
Winter in the Cotswolds
Winter offers cosy pubs and long walks in the Cotswolds countryside. Use our towns & villages guide to discover your favourite spot – perhaps the Capital of the Cotswolds, Cirencester, or maybe Stow on the Wold to admire the views from its hill top location. Our smaller towns and villages have much to offer – The Slaughters, Broad Campden, Chalford, Bibury, Longborough and many, many more each have a unique character and we’d recommend spending a day or two exploring at your leisure.
For lovers of the retro and vintage, the Cotswolds is a delight - full of experiences, inspiration and shops that you just can’t find anywhere else. To help you discover a new side of the Cotswolds we’ve put together four routes to lead you to places to visit, secret retro and vintage shopping and stylish places to stay - find out more
about Vintage and Modern Cotswolds.
On the edge of the Cotswolds, the Regency town of Cheltenham
offers award-winning gardens as well as an impressive range of stylish shops and restaurants, and a range of festivals, whilst nearby neighbour Gloucester
will impress you with its fascinating history. Medieval Tewkesbury
presents a range of beautiful buildings to explore and in the south of the region, Stroud
holds one of the country's best Farmers' Markets. Both Montpellier in Cheltenham and Stroud have been named in The Times' countdown of the thirty coolest places to live, an indication of what incredible nuggets of beauty, style and culture the Cotswolds have to offer!
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