The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is an area in the South West of England including the Cotswold Hills, which rise from the meadows of the upper Thames to an escarpment, known as the Cotswold Edge, above the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale.

This includes photos and information about the many villages, events or tourist attractions in the area. The area is classified as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” and the hills are a great place for walkers, especially the Cotswold way walk which navigates you the length of the Cotswold hills.

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About The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds were designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1966, with an expansion on 21 December 1990 to 1,990 square kilometres (768 sq mi). In 1991, all AONBs were measured again using modern methods. The official area of the Cotswold AONB increased to 2,038 square kilometres (787 sq mi). In 2000, the government confirmed that AONBs had the same landscape quality and status as National Parks.

The Cotswolds AONB, which is the largest in England and Wales, stretches from the border regions of South Warwickshire and Worcestershire, through West Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire and takes in parts of Wiltshire, and Bath and North East Somerset in the South. Gloucestershire County Council is responsible for 63 per cent of the AONB. “Cotswold Further Info”

Rodborough Walks near the fort

Rodborough Common

@aboutglos thoroughly enjoyed a walk on Rodborough Common then beyond, there are many routes that people can walk mainly started from their designated car parks. Rodborough Common Rodborough Common is over 250 acres in size and is designated as biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) …

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Gloucestershire Festival of Polo

Gloucestershire Festival of Polo 8th–9th June 2019

The Beaufort Polo Club in Westonbirt, Gloucestershire meet again on 8/9th June 2019 a yearly celebration of the oldest sport in the world polo. The two-day spectacle, held at the Beaufort Polo Club, includes impressive top class polo, a tented shopping village plus arena attractions and a traditional funfair. Whether you’re a fan of the …

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Woodchester Valley Vineyard

Woodchester Valley Vineyard

Established by the Shiner family back in 2007, Woodchester Valley Vineyard spreads across three vineyard sites at Amberley, Doverow and Woodchester. They specialise in producing white, rosé and sparkling wines with grapes grown in the Stroud valleys including Bacchus, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Regent Siegerrebe, Solaris, Sauvignon Blanc and Ortega. …

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Cotswold Farm Park

The perfect family day out interacting with our unrivalled collection of domestic rare breeds, or the chance to learn more about farming and conservation,  Cotswold Farm Park is open every day from 10.30 am to 5 pm. An educational venue holding 50 collections of British rare breed animals, with games and activities. Adam Henson Introduces …

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