Blog (History) - Cotswolds

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.

A walk back in time

A walk back in time

A walk back in time 
A walk from Winchcombe up to the evocative Belas Knap, a spectacular stone age tomb. From here the superb views explain why 5,000 years ago a Stone Age Briton chose it as the ideal spot to spend eternity.

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.

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!

Laurie Lee Wildlife Walk trail in the Slad Valley

Literary Cotswolds

Planning a literary getaway? The Cotswolds has inspired many of our great writers and poets over the centuries. Here’s just a few of the literary connections you can explore on your next visit.

Enjoy some quirky historic facts about the beautiful Cotswolds – from ancient discoveries to historic ports, famous figures from history to heroes of the civil war.

A touch of history

Enjoy some quirky historic facts about the beautiful Cotswolds – from ancient discoveries to historic ports, famous figures from history to heroes of the civil war.

Some of the best prehistoric remains to see in the Cotswolds - pictured are the Three Shires Stones

Lumps, bumps and standing stones

Archaeologists and TimeTeam addicts apart, terms like stone, bronze and iron age just conjure up images of mysterious lumps and bumps across the Cotswold countryside with a scattering of intriguing standing stones. Discover some of the best in the Cotswolds…

Trace the Romans in the Cotswolds

Latin lovers in the Cotswolds

The Roman legions arrived in England in 43AD and stayed for the next 350 years - unsurprisingly many traces remain, some definitely more immediately obvious than others...