Things To Do in the Cotswolds

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  1. Add Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote to your Itinerary

    Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote

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    Historic Site

    Witney

    Ruins of a large 15th century manor set around courtyard. Situated in attractive settings on the banks of the River Windrush. A skeleton found in 18th century is said to be that of Lord Lovell.

  2. Add The Garden Spa at Minster Mill to your Itinerary

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    The Garden Spa at Minster Mill

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    Hotel Spa

    Minster Lovell

    The Garden Spa is a tranquil haven in the heart of Minster Mill’s beautiful grounds - 65 acres of glorious gardens, wildflower meadows and peaceful woodland in the picture-perfect Cotswold village of Minster Lovell.

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  1. Add Hailey - St John the Evangelist Church to your Itinerary

    Hailey - St John the Evangelist Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Hailey

    St John the Evangelist is Victorian, built in 1868/9 to replace an 18th century church close by. Built in the French Gothic style with prominent buttresses and an unusual bell turret.

  2. Add Freedom of the Press Winery to your Itinerary

    Freedom of the Press Winery

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    Vineyard

    Minster Lovell

    A micro-winery in the Cotswolds making premium, modern wines from English grapes.

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

    Swinbrook - St Mary's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Burford

    Near the porch are headstones to three of the Mitford sisters, Nancy, Unity and Diana Mitford. Their parents, and a fourth sister Pamela, are buried elsewhere in the churchyard. There is a plaque to their brother, Tom, inside the church.

  2. Add Burford - St John the Baptist Church to your Itinerary

    Burford - St John the Baptist Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Burford

    Items of interest include: a memorial tablet to Henry VIII’s barber-surgeon, Edmund Harman, showing one of the earliest representations of South American Indians; the ornate, canopied tomb of Sir Lawrence and Lady Tanfield; a tablet commemorating…

  3. Add Wychwood Wild Garden to your Itinerary

    Wychwood Wild Garden

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    Natural Wildlife Site

    Shipton Under Wychwood, Chipping Norton

    Wychwood Wild Garden covers 12.5 acres of avenues, woods and ponds,much of which was laid out in the 1860s, and provides a haven for wildlife including many breeds of ducks and birds. It is owned and managed by the local community and offered as a…

  4. Add Witney Museum to your Itinerary

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    Witney Museum

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    Museum

    High Street, Witney

    A local history museum highlighting the changes that have taken place in Witney over the last 1,000 years.

  5. Add Kilkenny Lane Country Park to your Itinerary

    Kilkenny Lane Country Park

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    Adventure Park/Playground

    Carterton

    Set within 50 acres Kilkenny Lane Country Park is an ideal location for playing, walking, jogging, or simply relaxing with a picnic. There are 2.5km of paths (suitable for wheelchair access) and bridleways, as well as an adventure play area

  6. Add Widford - St Oswald's Church to your Itinerary

    Widford - St Oswald's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Burford

    A tiny church on its own in the Windrush Valley. In 1904 it was found to have been built on the base of a Roman house or temple. Mainly 13th century it has remnants of an 11th century Saxon or Norman building, e.g. the dividing wall, a chevroned…

  7. Add Cogges Manor Farm to your Itinerary

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    Cogges Manor Farm

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    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Witney

    Cogges Manor Farm is a historic farmstead and home to Downton Abbey’s Yew Tree Farm. It is a beautifully preserved collection of farm buildings, manor house, and walled garden, set in its own grounds, with farm animals, outdoor adventure play and…

  8. Add Crocodiles of the World to your Itinerary

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    Crocodiles of the World

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    Animal Collection

    Brize Norton

    Crocodiles of the World is the UK's first and only crocodile zoo, and is home to over 80 crocodiles, which represent 12 of the 23 extant crocodilian species, making it the largest collection of crocodiles in the UK

  9. Add North Leigh - St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    North Leigh - St Mary's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    North Leigh

    An architecturally fascinating church: the church is late Anglo-Saxon in origin with the bell tower probably built in the first half of the 11th century.

  10. Add Cogges - St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    Cogges - St Mary's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Witney

    The church has an unusual tower; positioned in the north west corner of the church it is square at ground stage, octagonal at upper stages with a pyramid roof, and is characteristic of Normandy churches.

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

    Ducklington - St Bartholomew's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    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.

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

    Black Bourton - St Mary the Virgin Church

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    Church/Chapel

    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…

  13. Add Burford Tolsey Museum and Archive to your Itinerary

    Burford Tolsey Museum and Archive

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    Museum

    Burford

    Exhibits quaintly recall the trades that flourished here - quarrying, bell-founding, rope-making, brewing, farming, leather-working and clarinet-making. There is also a famous doll's house, furnished in style of the Jane Austen period.

  14. Add Brize Norton - St Britius Church to your Itinerary

    Brize Norton - St Britius Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Brize Norton

    This is the only church in England dedicated to St. Britius, who was canonised in 443 A.D.

    The church itself is Norman, consisting of a chancel and a nave, and was enlarged in the 13th century when a North aisle, the Wenman Chapel and the West…

  15. Add South Leigh - St James the Great Church to your Itinerary

    South Leigh - St James the Great Church

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    Church/Chapel

    South Leigh

    St James the Great is full of interest with several fine medieval wall paintings, some very old stained glass, a 15th century font, and a 16th brass. The pulpit is Jacobean and it was here that John Wesley, who went on to found Methodism, preached…

  16. Add Fulbrook - St James the Great Church to your Itinerary

    Fulbrook - St James the Great Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Fulbrook

    A small, picturesque church dating back to the 12th century but with a little 19th century bellcote. There are a few pieces of medieval glass.

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