The Cotswolds Attractions Group

The Cotswolds Attractions Group is an association of the finest visitor attractions in the glorious Cotswolds, working together to promote tourism to the region. To make your planning easier, the Cotswolds Attractions Group has designed a series of itineraries giving ideas for neighbouring attractions that can easily be visited together in one day, with information on timings, coach parking, mileage and routes. The itineraries are available to download below.

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Abbey House Gardens -
Beautiful Gardens near Malmesbury in Wiltshire. Home of The Naked Gardeners.  

Batsford Arboretum – a wild garden for all seasons. 56 acres of breathtaking woodland garden, Batsford is a world of trees and so much more.

Berkeley Castle & Estate - Historical Castle in the Vale of Berkeley, believed to be the scene of the murder of Edward II. Follow on twitter

- Bird park in the middle of Bourton-on-the-Water which is home to the only group of King Penguins in the UK as well as dozens of other bird species. Follow on twitter

Bourton House Garden
- Beautiful North Cotswold Garden.

Cattle Country
- Children's Adventure Park on farmland.

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Gallery spaces allow visitors to explore highlights from the Museum’s collections - including a new gallery space dedicated to the internationally renowned Arts & Crafts collection. Follow on twitter

Corinium Museum
  - Wonderful museum in Cirencester detailing the Roman Heritage of Gloucestershire. Follow on twitter

Cotswold Farm Park
- Fun for all the family, with rare breed cattle, sheep, pigs and more. Follow on twitter 


Cotswold Motoring Museum
 - A great day out in Bourton-on-the-Water, and the home of kids' TV favourite Brum. 


Cotswold Wildlife Park - Great wildlife park near Burford with monkeys, lemurs, rhinos and more. Follow on twitter

Court Barn Museum
  - See a great collection of artifacts from the Arts & Crafts movement and learn about the connection to the North Cotswolds. Follow on Twitter

Dr Jenner's House
 - Visit the home of Edward Jenner - founder of the smallpox vaccine, and learn about his life.


Gloucester Cathedral
- See the stunning gothic architecture of this amazing building which dates back as far as 679! Follow on twitter -

Gloucester Waterways Museum
- A history of Gloucester's canals and waterways, with working boats and boat tours.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
- a list of noted beauty spots and wildlife attractions in the county.

GWR Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
- a restored heritage railway operating between Cheltenham Racecourse and Toddington.

Highgrove Gardens - An extraordinary garden, a place where from April to October every year, you can visit the private gardens of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.  Book one of our garden tours and breathe in the incomparable beauty that is simply and uniquely Highgrove.

Kiftsgate Court Gardens
- A stunning North Cotswold garden near Chipping Campden.

Museum in the Park
- a hidden gem of a museum set within Stroud's Stratford Park. Follow on twitter

Painswick Rococo Garden
 - the UK's only complete, surviving Rococo Garden in a secret valley in Painswick. Follow on twitter

Prinknash Bird & Deer Park - Prinknash Bird Park, in the grounds an Abbey, is home to many varieties of birds and deer.

St Augustine's Farm
- Said to be the most authentic working farm open to the public. Feed the animals, watch the milking. Discount for schools and playgroups.

Sudeley Castle - Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Cotswolds, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sudeley Castle & Gardens is just eight miles from Broadway. It has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England’s past, with royal connections that stretch back over 1000 years.

Westonbirt Arboretum
 - The country's national arboretum, south of Tetbury. Beautiful all year round but especially arboreal in Autumn. Follow on twitter

WWT Slimbridge
 - Large wetlands centre in the Berkeley Vale. Follow on twitter

Woodchester Mansion
- mysterious abandoned 19th century mansion which you can experience in its unfinished state.

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Cotswolds Attractions Group Itineraries (click to download)

Cotswolds Gardens and Parks

Owlpen Manor and Woodchester Mansion

Regency Splendour & Nostalgic Steam

Severn Vale conservation and history

South Cotswolds Gardens and a Royal Market Town

The Gardens of the Cotswolds

The Romans in the Cotswolds

Two of Gloucestershire's Greats