Things To Do in the Cotswolds

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  1. Add Bampton - St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    Bampton - St Mary's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Bampton

    It seems there was a church here long before the Norman Conquest, although the only surviving element before that time is the Anglo-Saxon tower with its fine herringbone stonework.

  2. Add Bampton Community Archive to your Itinerary

    Bampton Community Archive

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    Museum

    Bampton

    The Old Grammar School in Bampton was built by Robert Vesey (d.1635), a wealthy local merchant living in Chimney, now a nearby village. At that time, Bampton was the largest town in the area and it badly needed a school for the children of the…

  3. Add Standlake - St Giles Church to your Itinerary

    Standlake - St Giles Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Standlake

    Like so many churches, St Giles Church is medieval in origin but much altered and restored over the years. Notable features include the unusual 14th century octagonal tower dates to the 14th century and the Victorian woodwork in the roof…

  4. Add Stanton Harcourt - St Michael's Church to your Itinerary

    Stanton Harcourt - St Michael's Church

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    Stanton Harcourt

    The chancel of St Michael's church contains two of Oxfordshire's greatest church treasures: an ancient 13th century rood-screen and the shrine of St Edburg.

  5. Add Rushy Common Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Rushy Common Nature Reserve

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    Natural Wildlife Site

    Stanton Harcourt, Witney

    Rushy Common and neighbouring Tar Lakes is a 30 hectare site with three lakes, left after gravel extraction in the Lower Windrush Valley, that are being managed for the benefit of people and wildlife.

  6. Add Ducklington - St Bartholomew's Church to your Itinerary

    Ducklington - St Bartholomew's Church

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    Ducklington

    The present plan of the church was established during the 12th century (apart from the chancel, which was added a little later). However, changes (particularly to the doors and windows) were made during the 13th century.

  7. Add Bishop's Palace to your Itinerary

    Bishop's Palace

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    Historic Site

    Church Green, Witney

    The remains of the ‘Bishop’s Palace’ are situated in the grounds of Mount House, just east of St Mary’s Church in Witney. In reality the ‘palace’ was a manor house, one of the earliest and largest of its type, the working centre of the estates owned…

  8. Add Witney - St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    Witney - St Mary's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Witney

    Though with Norman origins, the present building is mostly 13th century and was dedicated in 1243. The 156ft spire is a notable landmark, visible for miles around.

  9. Add Clanfield - St Stephen's Church to your Itinerary

    Clanfield - St Stephen's Church

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    Clanfield

    A late 12th century Church. It was originally a chapel of nearby Bampton church, and was dedicated to St John the Baptist, but sometime in the late 15th century the dedication was changed to St Stephen the Marytr.

  10. Add Black Bourton - St Mary the Virgin Church to your Itinerary

    Black Bourton - St Mary the Virgin Church

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    Black Bourton

    The real highlight of the church is its 13th century wall paintings. Covered at the reformation, they were originally uncovered when the church was restored in 1866. However, against the vicar’s wishes, they were again whitewashed and were not…

  11. Add The Leys to your Itinerary

    The Leys

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    Family Fun

    WITNEY

    Just a short walk from Witney High Street and Church Green lies The Leys park. A lovely, large open space with tree-lined paths, a cafe and lots to do, including a fantastic play area with seasonal splash park, tennis courts, skate park and…

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  1. Add Broadway Tower to your Itinerary

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    Broadway Tower

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    Tower

    Broadway

    William Morris used this extraordinary folly on the Cotswold Ridge. You too can enjoy its spectacular views, architecture and setting.

  2. Add Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park to your Itinerary

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    Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park

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    Animal Collection

    Cheltenham

    Established in 1971 as the home of rare breed conservation, Cotswold Farm Park offers a fun-filled day out. Children can interact closely with the animals in the Touch Barn and there’s also a wildlife walk, adventure playground and farm safari.

  3. Add Sudeley Castle & Gardens to your Itinerary

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    Sudeley Castle & Gardens

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    Castle/Fort

    Winchcombe, Near Cheltenham

    Awards

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    Award-winning gardens surrounding Castle and medieval ruins. Exhibitions, rare-breeds pheasantry, restaurant & cafe, adventure play area.

  4. Add Snowdrop Weekends - Colesbourne Park to your Itinerary

    Snowdrop Weekends - Colesbourne Park

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    Outdoors

    Cirencester

    Visitors can walk through the ten acre garden at Colesbourne Park with its woodland and lakeside paths, the new Spring Garden and the formal garden to see huge banks of snowdrops, hellebores and other winter plants.The surrounding park, the…

  5. Add Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens to your Itinerary

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    Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

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    Animal Collection

    Burford

    Get eye-to-eye with giraffes, watch rhinos grazing on the Gothic manor House lawns or walk with lemurs. With over 260 different animal species in over 120 acres of beautiful Parkland & gardens, there's plenty of space to relax and get closer to…

  6. Add The Lygon Arms Spa to your Itinerary

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    The Lygon Arms Spa

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    Hotel Spa

    Broadway

    Nestled in the idyllic Cotswold countryside lies the Lygon Arms Spa, a haven of peace away from the hustle and bustle of Broadway. Situated close to the three-acre private garden, this hidden oasis provides spa and hotel guests the opportunity to…

  7. Add Batsford Arboretum & Garden Centre to your Itinerary

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    Batsford Arboretum & Garden Centre

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    Parkland/Woodland Garden

    MORETON-IN-MARSH

    Beautiful Batsford – a wild garden for all seasons. 56 acres of breathtaking woodland garden, Batsford is a world of trees and so much more. Visit our award-winning visitor centre Gift & Garden Shop, Plant Centre & Garden Terrace Café.

  8. Add Blenheim Palace to your Itinerary

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    Blenheim Palace

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    Historic House/Palace

    Woodstock

    A visit to Blenheim Palace offers an unforgettable experience. It’s a chance to share the splendours of Baroque architecture, to wonder at the collections of art, tapestry and antiques, and to explore the Park and Gardens and discover landscapes…

  9. Add Cirencester Park to your Itinerary

    Cirencester Park

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    Country/Royal Park

    Cirencester

    Historic Grade 1 Listed 3,000-acre park open daily to visitors. Dog friendly with accessible avenues for walkers. Refreshments available at Beano and The Old Kennels.

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St Oswald's Church at Widford (photo Helena Sylvester)