Things to do in the Cotswolds

From exploring picture perfect villages to visiting ancient castles, there are endless things to do in the Cotswolds. Whether you’re planning a family break, romantic escape or a festive stay, we can point you in the right direction with our suggestions for the best places to visit in the Cotswolds.

Activities in the Cotswolds

Owing to the breathtaking scenery and idyllic country roads and trails, the area is perfect for exploring, either on foot or by bicycle. With such a wide selection of dog friendly hotels in the Cotswolds, there’s no need to leave your four legged friend behind.

The Cotswold Way is a wonderful trail that reaches from Bath to Chipping Campden, taking in some of the best sites along the way. Depending on how far you would like to travel, you can discover pretty churches, villages and historic houses.

Cotswolds Attractions

Highgrove Gardens is the pride and joy of the Prince of Wales. These stunningly beautiful gardens simply can’t be missed when you’re visiting the area. Set among acres of unspoilt countryside in Tetbury, there are several wonderful components such as The Kitchen Garden, and The Highgrove Meadow, each filled with sweet smelling flowers and herbs.

Tewkesbury Heritage and Visitor Centre

Within the 17th century building you can learn about the history of the region, from the War of the Roses to the Civil War. There are also plenty of organised activities perfect for a family day out.

Secret Cottage Tour

Take a magical tour of the villages in the Cotswolds and enjoy cream tea in the Secret Cottage. This is a great way to see traditional thatched cottages, winding lanes and beautiful countryside.

Other popular tourist attractions include Cirencester's Corinium Museum, where you can learn about Roman history. If shopping’s more your thing, head to one of the many farmers’ markets.

Horse racing is a favourite pastime in the Cotswolds. World-famous, the Cheltenham Festival takes place right on the doorstep of the Cotswolds, and the atmosphere here is truly amazing.

Some of the best places to visit in the Cotswolds include Broadway, Bath, Castle Combe, Barnsley and Tetbury.

Spas in the Cotswolds

If you’re after a little more ‘me time’, stay in a hotel with its very own spa. Indulge in treatments and make use of the excellent facilities, where you’ll get to enjoy hydrotherapy pools, mood enhancing thermal suites, outdoor heated swimming pools, champagne nail bars, hot tubs and more.


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