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”

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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Secret Cotswold Cottage

Holiday Homes in The Cotswolds

Holiday homes, cottages, cabins and lodges in The Cotswolds including in Broadway, Chipping Campden and Cirencester. A Cotswold holiday home is ideal accommodation for groups or families looking to organise a holiday in the Cotswolds. A choice of cottages/homes are available to accommodate 2-12 people. For a family retreat, a romantic break, for adventure or …

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Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre

Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre have a special offer for a family ticket for entry to the arboretum, this is for 2 adults and 2 children.  SPECIAL OFFER  Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre is home to a rich botanical collection available to visitors all year round. The Arboretum, perched on a South-facing slope, presents its trees …

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COTSWOLD ARCHERY Gloucestershire

Cotswold Archery at Batsford Arboretum

Cotswold Archery have a special offer archery introduction session at Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre in the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire. An introduction to archery will give beginners an insight into the ancient sport. Cotswold Archery Special Offer The 1st half will be spent getting to grips with the basics. Once you have mastered the essentials you will spend …

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Cheltenham & The Cotswolds featured on new ‘Route 57’ road trip

In a bid to rival America’s famous bucket list road trip ‘Route 66’, please welcome the invention of the UK & Ireland’s alternative, Route 57! (It has 57 stops along the way) Ten short road trips that make up one big road trip. About Route 57 Road Trip An estimated 200,000 people travel from across …

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Lower Slaughter Art Exhibition – Elements Summer Show 2015

The Summer Show 2015 Elements is an exhibition of local artists. This includes; Ceramics Mosaics Original Paintings Photography When ? elements art exhimbition runs from 24th – 30th June 2015 and is open daily from 10am until 6pm. Where? This exhibition is at Lower Slaughter Village Hall. Address – Lower Slaughter Village Hall, Lower Slaughter, …

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