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Dog running in Broadway

Eight great dog walks in the Cotswolds

It’s no secret that the Cotswolds has awe inspiringly beautiful countryside and as such, walking the dogs while you are here is not just a necessity but a joy. There are ample walks that cater to both the keenest of ramblers and those who prefer a more sedate walk. Choose from longer walks taking in Roman villas or walk around the grounds of a palace.

Guest Blog with The Cotswold Spaniels

Guest Blog with The Cotswold Spaniels

I’m Megan, I am a Dog Photographer and Blogger, living in The Cotswolds with my Working Cocker Spaniel Woody and Cockapoo Wilma. With my life revolving around dogs there’s nothing I enjoy more than exploring the Cotswolds with my own dogs and finding the best dog friendly locations to share with other dog owners.

Nestled in the beautiful Cotswold countryside are hundreds of small towns and villages just waiting to be discovered at any time of the year.

Undiscovered Cotswold Gems

Nestled in the beautiful Cotswold countryside are hundreds of small towns and villages just waiting to be discovered at any time of the year.

Bikes, Calcot

Family Stays

Bringing your family to the Cotswolds for a holiday is one of the best decisions you will ever make. On top of some of the best attractions in the UK, we have every type of accommodation you could possibly want. Whether you need space for kids to run wild and free, or you want on-site entertainment for the tricky teenagers in your life - here, we have it all. 

If you're already flagging on your new year's resolutions we've found you the perfect inspiration to re-ignite your fire. There’s no better time to focus on yourself and your own wellbeing and there’s no shortage of ideas for self-improvement and care than in the Cotswolds.

New year resolution inspiration

If you're already flagging on your new year's resolutions we've found the perfect inspiration to re-ignite your fire. There’s no better time to re-focus on your wellbeing and there’s no shortage of ideas for self-improvement and care in the Cotswolds.

Heidi Herkes Guest Blog

Guest Blog with Heidi Herkes

Our wonderful guest blogger Heidi Herkes spends three days in and around Cirencester. Enjoying history, a spot of shopping, fresh Cirencester Park air, some excellent food and a luxury hotel stay. Rounding off her trip with animal encounters at Cotswold Wildlife Park all accompanied by her trusty pooch pal Hadley.

Cosy Cotswold Cottages

Cosy Cotswold Cottages

Why not hunker down in a cosy Cotswold cottage this winter? Take a long walk in the crisp winter air, then return to a honey stone cottage and enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea next to a roaring fire. We have curated a small selection of the cosiest cottages to whet your appetite.

Christmas Gift Guide

Cotswold Christmas Gift Guide

Why not make someone’s Christmas that extra bit special this year and give them a unique Cotswold gift? From Cotswold tipples and handmade crafts, unique Cotswold experiences and annual attraction passes, there’s something for everyone this Christmas!

10 Great Tastes of the Cotswolds

Great Tastes of the Cotswolds

The Cotswold countryside is not only spectacular to look at, but supports and inspires some of the best producers in the land: from vines and organic vegetables that grow directly from Cotswold soil to whisky made from locally grown barley. The Cotswolds also nurtures brilliant bakers, ice cream makers and curers of meat. Here are ten producers we thought you ought to know a little more about.

Discover Cirencester this Winter

Discover Cirencester this winter

Winter is a magical time of year here in the Cotswolds, so why not visit the beautiful market town of Cirencester, the 'Capital of the Cotswolds'. There is plenty to explore and discover: a rich history going right back to Roman times, a wonderful arts centre, two theatres, parks and grounds, outdoor markets, fabulous independent shops, great places to eat & drink and to stay in.

The Town Hall & Buttercross in Witney

Discover Witney - a wonderful Cotswold surprise

Discover a hidden Cotswold gem and head to historic Witney for an unforgettable getaway. Tucked away on the eastern edge of the Cotswolds, Witney is rich in history, packed with independent cafes, restaurants and shops and has a charming, bustling, market town atmosphere.

The Cotswolds will be full to bursting with amazing events this autumn and it’s a great chance to get out and about in the late summer sunshine and soak up the festival atmosphere.

Ten fabulous autumn events in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds will be full to bursting with amazing events this autumn and it’s a great chance to get out and about in the late summer sunshine and soak up the festival atmosphere.

Whatley Manor

Escape to the Cotswolds

Nights away in beautiful Cotswold hotels are here again!  And many hotels have gone all out to give you the safety and seclusion you deserve.  So get away from the crowds, enjoy intimate spaces with the ones you love and soak up good old Cotswolds hospitality once again.  

Libby Rak Gallery of Jewellery, Woodstock’s only jewellery store, draws customers from far and wide who are attracted by stylish designs and super sparkly jewellery.

Woodstock's Precious Gem

Libby Rak Gallery of Jewellery is the jewel in the crown of Woodstock’s creative and entrepreneurial community and a showcase for the best in British design and craftsmanship. 

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