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Bring a touch of brilliance to your winter nights by treating yourself to a visit to one of the many fantastic festive light trails.  The Cotswolds will be ablaze with colour and light – guaranteed  to brighten up the darkest night.

Festive lights

Bring a touch of brilliance to your winter nights by treating yourself to a visit to one of the many fantastic festive light trails.  The Cotswolds will be ablaze with colour and light – guaranteed  to brighten up the darkest night. 

Christmas in Cheltenham

Christmas in Cheltenham

With over 140 independent shops, hundreds of high street brands and well known retailers, a Christmas Market and Arts & Crafts Market, Cheltenham is the perfect destination for your festive shopping.

Ready, get set, shop!  Yes – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and there’s nowhere more picturesque and festive than the beautiful Cotswold market towns – home to fabulous independent shops and boutiques – as well as larger designer shops – all full to bursting with wonderful gift ideas.  What are you waiting for?

Shop 'til you drop

Ready, get set, shop!  Yes – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and there’s nowhere more picturesque and festive than the beautiful Cotswold market towns – home to fabulous independent shops and boutiques – as well as larger designer shops – all full to bursting with wonderful gift ideas.  What are you waiting for?

Across the Cotswolds events and exhibitions are planned to mark the centenary of the end of WWI – a time to remember.

War and peace

As the country prepares to mark the end of one of the bloodiest conflicts in living memory, across the Cotswolds events and exhibitions are planned to mark the centenary of the end of WWI – there are all sorts of ways of making this a time to remember.

Sudeley Castle in the autumn

Colourful Cotswolds

With the days shortening and the first hints of autumn hues on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to plan a visit to the colourful Cotswolds.  Full to bursting with arboreta, gardens and a whole host of other colourful ideas, a weekend soaking up our natural beauty must be top your bucket list.

Little Soap School - just one of your 'Back to School' learning opportunities this autumn in the Cotswolds

Back to School

Don’t let the ‘back to school’ blues get you down!  Autumn is a wonderful time of year in the stunning Cotswold countryside and, with so many new things to see and do, we guarantee you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Water skiing at Cotswold Water Park - get active in the Cotswolds

Get active in the Cotswolds

As tempting as it is to spend your Cotswold break lounging around in the sunshine, don’t forget there are many activities – both gentle and more adrenalin-fuelled - guaranteed to make it a holiday to remember.  Whether it’s cycling (with electric help) to zip-wires and water sports, you’ll be amazed how many activities there are to fill up your sun-filled days.

The Tea Set in Chipping Norton, just one of the places to find an amazing afternoon tea in the Cotswolds

Sugar & Spice

Is there anything better than a fabulous afternoon tea or something sweet and tasty on a summer afternoon?  A visit to the Cotswolds is the perfect excuse to tickle your taste buds with one of our incredible treats – from the occasional cheeky cake to a full blown afternoon tea with all the trimmings…..

The Big Feastival - just one of the countless family-friendly things to do in the Cotswolds this summer (photo by Giles Smith

Kid friendly Cotswolds

You’ll be bowled over by the incredible array of family-friendly things to do, festivals and places to stay in the Cotswolds this summer.  Make the most of your holiday by heading to our gorgeous countryside - full to bursting with fabulous activities and attractions to keep kids, young – and not-so-young – entertained!

Rousham - just one of the glorious gardens of the Cotswolds (photo by Harpur Garden Images)

Gardens, glorious gardens!

The Cotswolds are home to a whole host of world class gardens renowned for their design, history or – in some cases their royal heritage!  They’re fabulous from the earliest spring days to late autumn and as well as the variety in style – there’s a whole range of ways getting there to soak up the sights and sounds.  And it’s in the height of summer that they really come into their own…..

The Scuttlebrook Wake - just one of the Cotswolds' quirky events (photo by Terry Morgan)

Mad about the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds has some wonderfully quirky events: lugging wool sacks uphill; chasing cheeses downhill; wearing nightshirts and pushing each other around in prams; kicking shins; dropping sticks in rivers; throwing sticks at dolls; and dancing in bowler hats with someone with a fruitcake on a sword?!?!

Still searching for a way to make Father’s Day the best ever?  Then look no further than the beautiful Cotswolds where we’re full to bursting with manly ideas to make your dad’s special day one he’ll never forget.

Men only

Still searching for a way to make Father’s Day the best ever?  Then look no further than the beautiful Cotswolds where we’re full to bursting with manly ideas to make your dad’s special day one he’ll never forget.

Slumping in the Cotswolds

Slumping in the Cotswolds

If you thought the Cotswolds was all stunning hotels with sumptuously comfy bedrooms and fantastic local food in amazing locations then it might be time to think again.  Yes – we have all of that – but if you’re looking for somewhere a little quirky to call home for a night or two, you’ll be spoilt for choice.  So sit back, relax and enjoy a holiday with a difference in the Cotswolds…..

The Royal Gardens at Highgrove

Right Royal Cotswolds

Royals have been falling in love with the Cotswolds for centuries and with stunning countryside and beautiful towns and villages to explore it’s not hard to see why.  So with rumours rife that Prince Harry and his soon-to-be wife Meghan Markle are looking to set up home here, why not follow in their footsteps and treat yourself to a right royal break in the Cotswolds?  If it’s good enough for royalty – it’s good enough for you!

Easter fun in the Cotswolds

Easter fun in the Cotswolds

With the first hint of warmer weather on the way, what better way to celebrate the long Easter weekend than by visiting one of our many wonderful Cotswold attractions?  From new born lambs to egg hunts – there’s something for everyone this Easter…..

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