Hotels, Inns and Accommodation for the Cotswolds
are a range of rolling hills in the central western region of England that have been designated as the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Lying mainly within the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire the Cotswolds also extend into parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
The Cotswolds offer wonderful scenic views, magnificent Stately Homes and Gardens, many sporting and arts festivals, historic and friendly country pubs for lunch, antique shops to visit and plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, riding and other outdoor activities.
Popular tourist destinations in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds
Popular tourist destinations in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds
Popular tourist destinations in the Somerset Cotswolds
Popular tourist destinations in the Warwickshire Cotswolds
Popular tourist destinations in the Wiltshire Cotswolds
Popular tourist destinations in the Worcestershire Cotswolds
Cottages and Self Catering in the Costwolds
cottages.com have Cottages and Self Catering accommodation available in Abingdon, Banbury, Bath, Bicester, Bourton-on-the-Water, Bristol, Broadway,
Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Chipping Norton, Chipping Sodbury, Cinderford, Cirencester, Dursley,
Faringdon, Gloucester, Malmesbury, Moreton In Marsh, Oxford, Stroud, Tetbury and Tewkesbury
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About the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the central/south-west of England.
The area is characterised by attractive small market towns and villages built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone rich in fossils).
The Cotswolds have always been an affluent area which has led to the building of a number of large, handsome Cotswold Stone Churches and Stately Manors.
The northern and western edges of the Cotswolds are marked by steep escarpments down to the Severn Valley and the Warwickshire Avon.
The western escarpment sometimes called the Cotswold Edge features heavily in The Cotswold Way which is a long distance footpath,
approximately 103 miles long, running the length of the Cotswolds from the beautiful Cotswold market town of Chipping Campden in the north to the World Heritage City of Bath in the south.
Boundaries elsewhere are a little vague, but it is generally considered that Oxford marks the eastern boundary and to the west Stroud.
To the south-east and to the south-west the upper reaches of the Thames Valley and Bath are often considered to mark the limit of this region.
Useful Links for the Cotswolds
Popular Tourist Attractions in the Cotswolds
Arlington Row cottages
were built in 1380 as a monastic wool store and these provide probably one of the most photographed Cotswold scenes
Just over 100 miles of quintessentially English countryside with stunning views and charming villages
is an Elizabethan Manor House situated 1.5 miles northwest of Tetbury in Gloucestershire
Chedworth Roman Villa
is one of the largest Roman villas in Britain located at Chedworth in Gloucestershire
at Malmesbury in Wiltshire, England, was founded as a Benedictine monastery around 676
Sudeley Castle and Gardens
is a castle located near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire dating from the 10th century
Birdland Park and Gardens
Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BN
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