The Cotswolds

Region in England, United Kingdom
Cotswolds Walks Map

Revel in the whimsical fairytale scenery rolling across the Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty as you walk, horseback ride, cycle, or take on the epic long-distance Cotswold Way National Trail. It’s hard not to fall in love with the medieval thatched-roof cottages, yellow limestone homes, and rolling hills decorating this remarkable area—the magical imagery is enough to keep all ages thoroughly entertained.

With the honey-coloured homes comes an array of unspoiled villages worth visiting, such as Cirencester, Painswick, Burford, Castle Combe, Stow-on-the-Wold, and the list goes on. Meandering these villages feels like stepping in a painting, where the artist wanted to blend English countryside vibes while intertwining the vibe of The Shire with a medieval style. And the best way to appreciate the little details adorning the Cotswold AONB is to explore it via foot, bike, horseback, and spend time camping or staying at a bed and breakfast.

Some of the bigger towns in the area are Bath and Cheltenham. Still, while these cities may be bigger, the smaller villages sprinkled across the Cotswolds, which stretches across six counties, are embroidered with intoxicating charm, quirks with tales harking back centuries ago etched in the buildings.

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