If you are heading to the Cotswolds, this practical visitor guide covers how to get to Castle Combe, what to see in Castle Combe, places to stay and where to …
Welcome to the Cotswolds!
Nestled in the heart of England, this charming region is renowned for its rolling hills, picturesque villages, and rich cultural heritage.
Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or simply looking for a peaceful retreat from city life, there’s something here for everyone.
Let’s start with the basics: where exactly are the Cotswolds? The region covers an area of around 800 square miles across six counties. These are Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Somerset.
It’s easily accessible by road and rail from London and other major cities like Birmingham and Bristol.
One of the most popular activities in the Cotswolds is exploring its many delightful towns and villages. Think honey-coloured stone cottages adorned with blooming flowers on every corner.
Some must-visit places include Castle Combe, called ‘the most beautiful village in England’, and Bourton-on-the-Water, also known as ‘the Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to its pretty river running right through it. And not forgetting Chipping Campden, which boasts some of the finest architecture in all of England.
If you’re interested in history, you’ll love what this region offers.
Numerous historical sites are dotted throughout the Cotswolds, including Sudeley Castle & Gardens, which has played host to many famous figures over time, including Katherine Parr (Henry VIII’s last wife), who is buried there; and Blenheim Palace – Winston Churchill’s birthplace.
With a trip to the Cotswolds on most travellers’ wish lists, a stay in one of these four stunning Cotswold cottages in some of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds …