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  1. Eleanor

    Cotswolds Miserden Park Gardens, Cotswolds

    Well off the tourist trail these delightful gardens are set in the depths of the Cotswold countryside between Stroud and Cirencester. They are reached along narrow lanes running through bluebell woods and grass verges covered with wood anemones, primroses and cowslips. There are small signs to...
  2. Eleanor

    Cotswolds Minster Lovell Hall, Oxfordshire

    Minster Lovell Hall, near Witney, Oxfordshire - Are there ghosts? Husband had grown up in Oxford and knew all the stories connected with Minster Lovell Hall. It was a place you didn’t visit and you crossed yourself if you went past on the road... He wasn’t too keen on visiting. The first time...
  3. Pauline

    Cotswolds Long Distance Trails in the Cotswolds

    Several long distance footpaths run through the Cotswolds. Some of these are part of the National Trails system with trail signs marked with their acorn symbol. Many of the popular walking trails in the Cotswolds will include part of one of these long distance paths. The benefits of walking on...
  4. Pauline

    Cotswolds My Favorite Walks in the Cotswolds

    The Cotswolds is one of the best areas in England for walking and hiking. The public footpaths are plentiful, well signed and well maintained. They range from short, easy walks to longer, vigorous hikes. Note that in most cases Brits don’t use the term hikes or hiking but instead use walks and...
  5. Pauline

    Cotswolds Supermarkets in the Cotswolds

    How to find the supermarkets and grocery shops in the Cotswolds. All Cotswold market towns have a small supermarket in the center of town and most have other small food speciality shops (bakery, butcher, fruits and vegetables, deli). There are several large supermarkets throughout the...
  6. Pauline

    Cotswolds Market Towns in the Cotswolds

    Towns and villages of the Cotswolds. In the heart of England is a rural idyll of peaceful rolling hills and historic villages so charming that they're called "chocolate boxes". This is the Cotswolds, an area of limestone hills in the English countryside west of London, between Bath and...
  7. Pauline

    Accommodations England (UK) - Vacation Rental Resources

    This is a list of vacation rental agencies and resources for England. I start with agencies that represent several counties. Then I list local agencies by areas. (Separate pages for Wales, Scotland, Ireland.) Notes: Agency is based in England unless otherwise noted except for list of large...
  8. Eleanor

    Cotswolds Cotswold Churches

    Cotswold churches Visiting churches is very much an English tradition. There is always a sense of excitement as you push open a church door as you never know what you may find. Even the most uninspiring exterior may hold unsuspected delights. We spent several weekends exploring the churches of...
  9. Za Ibrahim

    Suggestions for Cotswolds please.

    Me and hubby planning a trip to the Cotswolds in between 22-27 April. We will be driving from Coventry. Initial thought is to stay in 2 places during the week and go for walks and drive from our hotel base. Will be heading straight to Heathrow on 27th. Where are the best two places to stay...
  10. The Cotswolds - Footpaths

    The Cotswolds - Footpaths

    You are spoiled for choice for trails to walk along in the Cotswolds.
  11. The Cotswolds - Bibury

    The Cotswolds - Bibury

    The Arlington Row, built in the 14th century.
  12. The Cotswolds - Daneway

    The Cotswolds - Daneway

    Country pub in a small village on the Cotswold Canal.
  13. The Cotswolds - Chipping Campden

    The Cotswolds - Chipping Campden

    The Market Hall (1627) on the High Street.
  14. The Cotswolds - Broadway Tower

    The Cotswolds - Broadway Tower

    Eighteenth century gothic folly. Writer and craftsman William Morris used the tower as a country retreat.
  15. The Cotswolds - Sapperton

    The Cotswolds - Sapperton

    Walking through the spring garlic flowers.
  16. The Cotswolds - Cream Tea

    The Cotswolds - Cream Tea

    Scones with jam and clotted cream, and tea.
  17. The Cotswolds - Morris Dancers

    The Cotswolds - Morris Dancers

    Morris dancers appear at festivals in the summer.
  18. The Cotswolds - Cirencester

    The Cotswolds - Cirencester

    Broad ride at Cirencester Park.
  19. The Cotswolds - Lower Slaughter

    The Cotswolds - Lower Slaughter

    A picture perfect village near Stow-on-the-Wold.
  20. The Cotswolds - Painswick

    The Cotswolds - Painswick

    99 Yew trees in the churchyard.