Local Area

The Cotswolds is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by picturesque villages, historic buildings, rolling hills and open skies. There are hundreds of things to do within a short distance, here are a few of our favourites.

Things to see & do

Blenheim Palace

Woodstock, Oxfordshire

World Heritage Site with over 300 years of History and home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his Family. A Historic House and Gardens

Arlington Row

Arlington Row, Bibury

Built in 1380, Arlington Row is probably one of the most photographed Cotswold scenes of all time. It's a sight to behold.

Broadway Tower

Middle Hill, Broadway

A unique Capability Brown Folly Tower open to visitors wanting to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location.

Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden

Dramatically set on the northern reaches of the Cotswold escarpment, this is an exquisite old market town

The Slaughters

Upper & Lower Slaughter

The villages are considered to be one of the prettiest in the area and are well photographed and the village has been used for filming and productions

Cogges Manor Farm

Church Lane, Witney

Visit a unique venue and heritage site with a fascinating story, set around a manor house and farm buildings, walled garden and orchard

Cotswolds Wildlife Park

Bradwell Grove, Burford

The Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens exhibits over 260 different species of animals. The park is set in 160 acres of landscaped parkland

Adam Henson's Farm Park

Guiting Power, Cheltenham

Educational venue holding 50 collections of British rare breed animals, with games and activities.

Birdland

Bourton on the Water

Birdland Park and Gardens, often called Birdland, is a wildlife park in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

The Oxfordshire Museum

Woodstock, Oxfordshire

A wide range of natural and social history collections and exhibits all related to the locality. The interactive Dinosaurs are a hit with the kids!

Stratford upon Avon

Stratford upon Avon

Market town with more than 800 years of history. Visit Shakespeare's birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Batsford Arboretum

http://www.batsarb.co.uk/

56-acre gardens with trees and shrubs from around the world, a plant centre and cafe.

Shopping

Daylesford Organic

Daylesford, Kingham

Daylesford is probably the most famous farm shop in Britain. A retail heaven of organic gorgeousness on the edge of the Cotswolds

Bicester Village

Pingle Dr, Bicester

The UK’s most popular attractions, Bicester Village is a Luxury and high-end outlet shopping centre packed full of designer brands.

Westgate Shopping Centre

Queen Street, Oxford

The Westgate Centre is a major shopping centre in Oxford city centre, England, that was extensively remodelled and extended in 2017.

Places to eat & drink

The Red Lion

Long Compton, Shipston-on-Stour

In a coaching inn built in 1748, this refined pub with rooms is a mile from the neolithic Rollright Stones and 5 miles from the 17th-century Chastleton House

The Horse & Groom

Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh

Set on a hilltop in a Georgian Cotswold stone property, this gastropub is a 1.7 miles from Batsford Arboretum.

The Greedy Goose

Salford Hill, Chastleton

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of life, The Greedy Goose is a perfect retreat for anyone wanting to enjoy good quality food and drink.

The Wild Rabbit

Kingham

Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Wild Rabbit serve locally sourced, seasonal food in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

The Chequers

Church Road, Churchill

The Chequers is everything a traditional pub should be with its pretty Cotswold stone exterior

Wild Thyme

Chipping Norton

Located within the delightful Cotswold market town of Chipping Norton, Wild Thyme Restaurant is a special place to enjoy great food and wine with family and friends.

The Fox at Oddington

Lower Oddington

A Cotswold inn with roaring fires in the winter and a sheltered intimate walled garden for the summer.

Kingham Plough

Kingham, nr Chipping Norton

The 2019 National Dining Pub of the Year

The Ebrington Arms

Ebrington, Chipping Campden

2017's Village Pub of the Year

Popular Events

The Cheltenham Gold Cup
Cheltenham Racecourse
Friday, 15 March 2019
Jousting Tournament
Blenheim Palace
4-6 May 2019
Literary Festival
Chipping Campden
7 - 11 May 2019
Cotswolds Olimpicks
Chipping Campden
31 May 2019
Giffords Circus
Various
Throughout 2019
Nocturne Live
Blenheim Palace
20 - 23 June
Wilderness Festival
Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
1 - 4 August 2019
The Big Feastival
Kingham
23 - 25 August 2019
Christmas at Bleheim
Blenheim Palace
Dec 2019