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On an England vacation, the Cotswolds will delight the visitor. The region has been described as the “quintessential English countryside”. It is a region of quaint small villages and beautiful, gently rolling countryside. It also contains some historic castles and stately homes. Some of the major towns and villages sure to charm you on a trip to England include the following. 

Best places to visit in Cotswolds

Broadway

Broadway is one of the most picturesque villages with a selection of antique and quality shops. It has been called “The Jewel of the Cotswolds” with buildings dating back to the 16th Century in various styles – Tudor, Stuart, and Georgian. It has one of the longest High Streets in England.

Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh is a lively market town dating back to the Saxon era with elegant 17th and 18th Century buildings. Be sure to take in the open air street market on Tuesdays. One highlight here is Chastleton House, one of England’s most outstanding Jacobean houses. It has a superb collection of furniture and textiles, some dating back to the 17th Century. The gardens are also worth seeing. 

Stow-on-the-Wold

Another is Stow-on-the-Wold, well known as a centre for antiques. Situated on the Roman Fosse Way, it dates from being a prehistoric fortified settlement. The Market Square is large and impressive and is surrounded by houses, shops, and inns all built in the local Cotswold stone. 

Chipping Campden 

Chipping Campden is one of the best preserved and most historically important towns in the Cotswolds. The High Street is home to a number of interesting shops. The Hidcote Manor Gardens are exceptionally attractive with displays of unusual plants. Two unusual events take place here that are worth catching on your England tour. One is the annual Olimpick Games usually in May which have been taking place since 1612 and are based on the International games of the same name (though they predate the modern version by almost 300 years!). The other is the Campden Music Festival which takes place in May each year featuring primarily classical music. 

Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water is regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, with a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants, and tea rooms. Or simply enjoy some tranquil time by the River Windrush with its beautiful bridges. This is probably the most popular village in the region and is often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds.” It contains a model village which is a replica of Bourton-on-the-Water itself. Nearby is Birdland Park with over 500 species of birds.

How to get to the Cotswolds

You can take a train from London’s Paddington Station to Moreton-in-the Marsh. However, renting a car is the most ideal way to explore the Cotswolds on an England vacation. 

What types of tours visit the Cotswolds? 

Goway offers several itineraries which include the Cotswolds. For stopovers, Goway can customize a stay to suit all styles and budgets. 

 

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Cotswolds

  • London and the Countryside: London & Stratford-upon-Avon

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Discover London and the countryside on this 7 day tailor-made adventure. After four days in the English capital you'll set out on a small group tour to explore portions of the verdant countryside. Taking you to historical landmarks like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace to the enigmatic rocks of Stonehenge to the birthplace of the Bard, it's an ideal combination for England first-timers, or return visitors wanting to go beyond its timeless capital city.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,206
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Go as you Please, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Captivating Cotswolds Self-Drive: Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon & Bath

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: On this 6-day self-drive across the charming English countryside, visit Oxford University, see the birthplace of the Bard in Stratford-upon-Avon, and discover the historic city of Bath. Along the way, pass through quaint pastoral towns, visit castles, and admire postcard perfect parks.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 837
    Trip Type:
    Go as you Please, Self-Drives
    England See Trip Details
  • London Discovery

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Discover London on a quick trip over the pond. Set out on a quintessential double-decker bus for sightseeing, cruise the River Thames, and then escape to the countryside to see Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds, and eventually the Royals’ summer retreat, Windsor Castle.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 567
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Family Vacations, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Heart of England Small Group Tour

    The rolling hills of the beautiful English countryside are one major attraction certainly but then add Oxford’s colleges, a stay in the bucolic Cotswold’s. Stratford on Avon, visit quaint villages in Somerset, royal Bath, stately homes and much more. A very enjoyable “English” experience.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,143
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • The Cotswolds, Bath & Oxford

    This the perfect 4 day tour to discover the charm of some very typically “English” villages and discover the delights of the countryside together with stops in Regency Bath and the gleaming spires of Oxford. Stop overnight in the quaint village of Avebury in Wiltshire.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 557
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
    England See Trip Details
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