Explore the Cotswolds – one of the most popular regions of villages and hills in the Heart of England
The Cotswolds is a delightful area of golden coloured Limestone villages set in rolling hills and meadows that lie in an area in South Central England. There is a wealth of history, rural sights and charming villages to suit all tastes.
- Antiques, visit the villages of Chipping Camden, Broadway and Moreton-in-Marsh
- Stately Homes, visit Blenheim Palace, Sudeley Castle & Gardens, or Snowshill Manor
- Gardens, visit Hidcote, Kifsgate, Bourton House, Batsford Arboretum, or Highgrove House
- Prehistoric & Roman sites visit Chedworth, Rollright Stones, Avebury Stone Circle, Silbury Hill
- Castles Broughton Castle near Banbury, Sudeley Castle, or Thornbury Castle
Renowned for their interesting names; Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Upper and Lower Slaughter, each village has its own unique character. They typically showcase picturesque stone cottages, artisan shops, country pubs and beautiful scenery.
Broughton Castle was one of many fabulous locations used for BBC2’s Wolf Hall series starring Damien Lewis, Mark Rylance and Claire Foy. Filming took place in 2014 and the series was shown on BBC2 and on PBS.
Sudeley Castle & Gardens is the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds; Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six wives. Visitors can explore the beautiful 15th Century church where she lies entombed.
In this region are some of the most spectacular and typical of the English garden styles of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Hidcote Manor Garden is one of England’s great Arts and Crafts gardens. A profusion of colour contrasts with impeccably manicured lawns, the garden continues to influence garden design today. Whatever the season, there’s something to delight and inspire.
The gardens of Kifsgate Court are the creation of three generations of women gardeners. They were started by Heather Muir in the 1920s, continued by Diany Binny from 1950 and today looked after by Anne Chambers and her husband.
A lovely relaxing day out in the Cotswolds with a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide could include:
- A visit to one of the Castles / Stately Homes
- A wander round one of the Gardens
- A couple of picturesque villages, allowing ample time for shopping and either a country pub lunch or afternoon tea
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