Welcome to the Cotswolds

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Explore the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds has a lot to offer visitors and there is a reason why people return to the area time after time. From historic towns to the rolling hills there is so much rich history and culture for you to explore. Whether you want to discover an ancient civilisation at the Corinium museum, wander around some of the most picturesque and recognisable landmarks in the country or relax with an afternoon tea, you will find something to do everyday. Discover what makes the Cotswolds different to any other place in England and explore an area of outstanding natural beauty covering almost 800 square miles and spread across six counties each with diverse landscapes and hidden gems that will steal your heart.

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Explore Wiltshire

Wiltshire has been a special place for a very long time

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Why you should visit Oxfordshire

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Places to go

Explore the towns & villages of the Cotswolds

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Discover Burford

Burford is a busy town which lies in the valley of the River Windrush in West Oxfordshire. Burford is known as the "Gateway to the Cotswolds".

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Discover Tetbury

Tetbury has basically remained unchanged since the 16th and 17th centuries when the town was at the height of prosperity as a major wool town.

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Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

Discover Malmesbury

"Queen of hilltop towns" Malmesbury is reputed to be the oldest borough in England & received its charter in AD880 from King Alfred the Great

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Things to do

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Visit museums

Museums and galleries display many artefacts that have been discovered in the Cotswolds, an area rich in history.

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Visit gardens

The Cotswolds has some of the most beautiful gardens in the country.

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Visit history

The first Neolithic visitors came to the Cotswolds in about 3500BC leaving their mark on the landscape.

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Places to stay

Hotels, B&Bs, country cottages and more, all in the Cotswolds

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Stay hotels

With welcoming hotels available across the Cotswolds, you will be sure to find one that will make your stay a comfortable and pleasant one.

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Stay Bed and Breakfast

Cotswolds Bed and breakfasts offer visitors the chance to stay in characterful accommodation and enjoy a personalised service.

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Stay holiday cottages

In the Cotswolds countryside you will find beautiful, charming cottages waiting to greet guests with their character and peaceful ambience.

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Visit the Cotswolds

By road & rail from major cities

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