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Cotswolds Tourism News


November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

March 2017

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November 2017

  • Escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas - kick off your shoes, settle in and let someone else do all the work! A whole host of fabulous places to stay…….

    Christmas in the Cotswolds24-11-2017

    Ever felt like escaping the hustle and bustle of Christmas?  Imagine it – kicking off your shoes, settling in for the festivities and...

  • See some of our best known attractions in a whole new light!  Enjoy the magic of a whole host of festive illuminations in the Cotswolds this Christmas.

    Lighting up the Cotswolds24-11-2017

    Christmas is the perfect time to see some of our best known attractions in a whole new light!  As the nights draw in, and mornings and...

October 2017

  • The natural beauty of the Cotswolds has inspired and continues to inspire some of the country’s greatest creative minds...

    Made in the Cotswolds08-10-2017

    The natural beauty of the Cotswolds has inspired some of the country’s greatest creative minds in the past.  That creative legacy...

September 2017

  • Whether you like to use two feet, four wheels or a bike, you’ll be spoilt for choice for Cotswolds based experts who’ll help you take the strain out of getting around.  What better way to make the most of your precious free time and experience the Cotswolds in a truly memorable way?

    Touring the Cotswolds08-09-2017

    Whether you like to use two feet, four wheels or a bike, you’ll be spoilt for choice for Cotswolds based experts who’ll help you take the...

August 2017

  • We're going bike crazy as we get ready for the Tour of Britain's visit to the Cotswolds on Saturday 9th September...

    On your bike15-08-2017

    The Tour of Britain is coming to the Cotswolds on Saturday 9th September - a fantastic opportunity to see world class cycling in some of our most...

July 2017

  • The Cotswolds are home to some pretty wild places – whether it’s somewhere to have an al fresco picnic, enjoy the local bird or even insect life – or look for wildlife on a much larger scale!

    Go wild in the Cotswolds16-07-2017

    The Cotswolds are home to some pretty wild places – whether it’s somewhere to have an al fresco picnic, enjoy the local bird or...

June 2017

  • Romance and roses in the Cotswolds

    Romance and Roses19-06-2017

    With Father’s Day a dim and distant memory – it’s time to focus on the ladies – and the Cotswolds are the perfect place for...

  • Father's Day: take a closer look at the manly Cotswolds!

    The Cotswolds is going all manly for Father’s Day!05-06-2017

    If you’re looking for a gift with a difference this Father’s Day, the Cotswolds is full-to-bursting with amazing experiences to make his...

May 2017

  • Trace the Romans in the Cotswolds

    Latin lovers in the Cotswolds22-05-2017

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

  • The Bampton Shirt Race - just one of the Cotswolds quirky events

    Going mad in the Cotswolds02-05-2017

    The Cotswolds has a well-deserved reputation for being home to some very quirky events and plenty of them are coming up now!

    This bank holiday...

March 2017

  • Enjoy an unforgettable Easter in the Cotswolds

    Easter in the Cotswolds20-03-2017

    Easter in the Cotswolds... We've got quite a choice: a chicken hunt, river cruise, Easter bunnies, ghost tours, fish dinners, music, arts,...

  • Laurie Lee Wildlife Walk trail in the Slad Valley

    Literary Cotswolds13-03-2017

    Planning a literary getaway? The Cotswolds has inspired many of our great writers and poets over the centuries. Here’s just a few of...

  • Treat your mum to a Cotswold Mothering Sunday

    Mothering Sunday06-03-2017

    Mothering Sunday is a wonderful day for showing your mum just how special she really is – whether by whisking her off for a night away,...

February 2017

January 2017

  • Have a hot date at Batsford Arboretum

    Hot dates in the Cotswolds27-01-2017

    Stuck for ideas for Valentine's day? Or in need of a bit of year-round romance. We'll share with you some of the hottest dates in the...

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

    Lumps and bumps and standing stones26-01-2017

    For most of us school history was stuffed full of Tudors and Victorians with a sprinkling of Normans, civil wars and maybe the odd Roman thrown into...

December 2016

  • Winter walks in the Cotswolds

    Winter walks in the Cotswolds21-12-2016

    Winter in the Cotswolds is a stunning experience so why not embrace the great outdoors, breathe some fresh crisp air and enjoy a Winter...

  • Batsford Arboretum Japanese Resthouse on a snowy day

    The Cotswolds: open year-round20-12-2016

    The Cotswolds is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year. There’s always plenty to do, even in the middle of Winter!


  • Extra special Cotswolds Christmas gifts

    Extra special Cotswolds Christmas gifts12-12-2016

    We've hand-picked a fantastic selection of extra special Christmas gifts from the Cotswolds, all of which you can buy online so you...

  • Try Lord Randalls Pudding at The Cotswold Pudding Club at Threeways House Hotel Mickleton

    Warm up with a pudding in the Cotswolds01-12-2016

    As the winter evenings get chilly, warm up with a good old-fashioned English pudding!  Evoking happy childhood memories, our famous puddings...

November 2016

  • Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Cotswolds

    Afternoon teas in the Cotswolds24-11-2016

    The Cotswolds offers some fabulous locations to treat yourself to the English tradition of afternoon tea. If winter days are chilly, warm up with an...

  • William's Fishmarket and Foodhall in Nailsworth

    Delis in the Cotswolds16-11-2016

    Sara Chardin unearth’s some of the finest delis in the Cotswolds.

    It’s not only the quality of the restaurants and cafés in the...

  • Sudeley Castle's "Spectacle of Light" - just one of the great events illuminating the Cotswolds this Christmas

    Lighting up the Cotswolds09-11-2016

    Christmas is always a time for lights but this year it will be even brighter than usual thanks to the amazing array of illuminated events and festive...

  • Cotswold Christmas Markets

    Cotswold Christmas Markets09-11-2016

    It’s that wonderful time of year when everything sparkles, we sing along to Christmas Carols and the most delicious aromas pervade the huge...

  • The Gin Pantry at The Cotswold Plough

    Gin o'clock09-11-2016

    Historically known as "mother’s ruin", gin joined the retro resurgence and is now the sophisticated drink of choice. With flavour and...

  • One of the wonderful dishes from the Michelin star restaurant at Lords of the Manor in the Cotswolds

    Fine dining in the Cotswolds02-11-2016

    If you're looking for fabulous food in a beautiful setting, the Cotswolds is the place to be! We have some wonderful,...

October 2016

  • Brewed in the Cotswolds - Hobgoblin beer

    Brewed in the Cotswolds31-10-2016

    Whatever your favourite tipple, we guarantee there’s a Cotswolds brew with your name on it – just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed...

  • Haunted Cotswolds

    Haunted Cotswolds24-10-2016

    To celebrate Hallowe'en, we’ve unearthed some of the scariest, spookiest, most spine-tingling places to visit in the Cotswolds...

  • The Ebrington Arms

    Cotswolds pubs and inns19-10-2016

    We love our traditional Cotswolds pubs and inns. Not only are they are steeped in history, but they also serve some sensational food, made with...

  • Autumn Walks - photo courtesy of Paul Groom, Forestry Commission

    Autumn walks in the Cotswolds18-10-2016

    There’s a crispness in the air and the trees are turning vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow, making it a wonderful time for a walk in...

September 2016

  • Celebrate the autumn harvest in the Cotswolds

    Celebrating harvest time in the Cotswolds30-09-2016

    It’s a wonderful time of the year to enjoy the abundance of produce grown in the Cotswolds.

    Fresh from the market

    We have regular...

  • A basket of Discovery apples at Stroud farmers' market

    An abundance of autumnal apples22-09-2016

    The orchards and gardens of Cotswolds are full of different apple varieties and at this time of year they are just waiting to be picked and eaten....

  • Poldark just one of the hit TV shows with stunning Cotswold locations

    The Cotswolds lights up the small screen16-09-2016

    Are you a big fan of the BBC series Poldark? You may think that the stunning locations are all in Cornwall, however some scenes were shot...

  • Filming Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation at Blenheim Palace (courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions)

    Lights, Camera, Action!16-09-2016

    What a backdrop: charming villages, historic towns and imposing houses, castles and palaces! Little wonder that film producers are forever...

  • Cotswold castles and palaces - some of the country’s most imposing and beautiful buildings...

    Cotswold Castles and Palaces05-09-2016

    The Cotswolds are home to some of the country’s most imposing and beautiful castles and palaces.  With royal connections by the...

  • Heritage Open Days - free events across the Cotswolds celebrating local heritage

    Heritage Open Days in the Cotswolds02-09-2016

    Many of our Cotswolds towns are putting on free events and activities for the national Heritage Open Days, a celebration of history, architecture...

August 2016

  • A bonanza of Bank Holiday events in the Cotswolds this August

    Cotswolds Bank Holiday Bonanza19-08-2016

    There are so many great events going on in the Cotswolds this August Bank Holiday weekend.  Here’s just a selection. Visit our...

  • Inspired by the Olympics? Then get out, get active and enjoy the Cotswolds!

    Cotswolds Active12-08-2016

    The Rio Olympics is inspiring us to try out new sports and get active! Here in the Cotswolds we’ve got so many great activities to try, as...

  • A few ideas for things to do with the kids on rainy days in the Cotswolds - they happen even here!

    Top 10 Rainy Day Activities in the Cotswolds05-08-2016

    Even in the Cotswolds it can't be sunny all the time but rainy days will give you a chance to discover all the great indoor family attractions...

  • Some ideas for free things to do with the kids this Summer in the Cotswolds: picnic areas, parks, discovery trails, nature sites and free events

    FREE things to do this Summer in the Cotswolds05-08-2016

    Some great places to picnic, parks and play areas to enjoy, discovery trails to follow, nature sites to explore and some wonderful free events -...

July 2016

  • Just a few ideas for keeping the kids happy in the Cotswolds this summer.

    Cotswolds 4 Kids21-07-2016

    Hooray, the Summer holidays are finally here! The long weeks of summer are stretching out ahead and you may be wondering how to fill up the days...

  • Enjoy a Snozzcumber Summer with a BFG inspired afternoon tea at Ellenborough Park: a Snozzcumber, Dream Catcher Horn, Dreams in a Jar, Mr Tibbs' famous breakfast and all washed down with Frobscottle!

    Enjoy a Snozzcumber Summer!20-07-2016

    Enjoy a Snozzcumber Summer!

    The much anticipated new blockbuster version of Roald Dahl's  classic tale of the BFG is released this...

June 2016

  • Our favourite walks in the Cotswolds!

    Our favourite Cotswold walks!24-06-2016

    Terriers Rufus and Heidi tell us their favourite dog walks in the Cotswolds!

    Rufus and Heidi are part of PetsPyjamas team of pets. Owned...

  • All creatures great and small

    All creatures great and small13-06-2016

    From cuddly little bunnies you can happily handle, to lions and rhinos that you definitely don’t want to get too close to!


  • Costume drama at Sudeley Castle

    Costume dramas13-06-2016

    Enjoy a bit of costume drama? If so, you going to be spoilt for choice in the Cotswolds this summer!


    Visit Sudeley Castle on July...

  • Sailing boats at South Cerney Outdoor at Cotswold Water Park

    Go with the flow10-06-2016

    Kenneth Grahame definitely got it right in Wind in the Willows when he wrote “There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth...

  • Trapeze jump at Head4Heights

    Hit the heights10-06-2016

    Got a head for heights? The Cotswolds offers visitors plenty of highs with the added bonus of spectacular views across the Cotswold countryside...

  • The Painswick

    Painswick - Queen of the Cotswolds03-06-2016

    Painswick, the Queen of the Cotswolds

    The Queen of the Cotswolds - a deserving name for the quaint, almost unbelievably pretty, village of...