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.
The Cotswolds are open for business!
Despite the rain that we are seeing, enthusiasm and spirits to enjoy half term have not been dampened in the Cotswolds.
Our tourist attractions are still open for business - we have many attractions that are opening for the first time this year, so please use the website for the latest information on what to do and see in spite of the weather.
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 – have all combined to encourage repeat visits by our visitors. Meanwhile we’re working hard to make sure that our Cotswolds website has all the info to help you discover MORE. Take a look at the 2014 Cotswolds Visitor Guide to help you plan your holiday.
Vintage and Modern Cotswolds
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.
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.
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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