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The Cotswolds - the Heart of England

...where time has stood still for 300 years

Cotswolds.info is your online travel tour guide for discovering everything you need to know about visiting and touring the unique Cotswolds region of the UK. Your travel in England would not be complete without a visit to the Cotswolds.

This website is the only Internet resource to fully cover the whole of the Cotswolds region.

Prepare to be intrigued by our rich unique history, culture and the natural beauty of ancient limestone villages, rolling wolds countryside, beautiful gardens and magnificent historic castles and stately homes.

The Cotswolds is one of the most 'quintessentially English' and unspoiled regions of England where you cannot help but fall in love with the uniqueness of it.

This site is an extensive resource for the whole of the Cotswold region formed by the associated six English counties of Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Bath & North East Somerset.

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Cotswold LionThe unique region officially covers an area of 790 square miles in the upper part of the southwest region of England and is the country's largest officially designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' see our (Cotswolds Fact Sheet).

Popular with both the English themselves and international visitors from all over the world, the area is well known for gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), outstanding countryside with river valleys, water meadows and beech woods, sleepy ancient limestone villages, historic market towns and for being so ‘typically English’ where time has stood still for over 300 years.

Travel Tour Guide to the Cotswolds

..... Heart of Englandwe love the Cotswolds

Throughout the Cotswolds stone features in buildings and stone walls act as a common thread in seamlessly blending the historic towns & villages with their surrounding landscape.

Horse RidingThis detailed and comprehensive tour directory is the perfect visitor guide to the region's history, beautiful villages, places to visit, finding Cotswold accommodation and places to eat including where to shop, and what glorious gardens to see.

It also includes outdoor activity pursuits including Walking, Cycling, Fishing, Golfing, Garden Visits, Horse Riding, Camping and Caravanning.

The Events Calendar lets you know about Events taking place throughout the year and Maps are provided for the whole region. Find holiday and vacation accommodation and lodgings.

The Cotswolds - "the most English and the least spoiled
of all our countrysides" - J.B. Priestley

 

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Spring in the Cotswolds
Spring in the Cotswolds

Upper Slaughter is known as a Double Thankful Village due to all their then members of the armed forces surviving both World War I and World War II. The only other two Thankful Cotswold Villages having no fatalities in the Great War was Coln Rogers and Little Sodbury. See - Upper Slaughter.

You will never go hungry in the ancient market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, for comprehensive list of Eating Places see - Stow-on-the-Wold Restaurants.

"Copper's Ridge" is the title of a fictional novel based in and around the village of Upper Slaughter written by Nigel Lampard OBE - more details.

SELECTION OF COTSWOLD EVENTS

Saturday 19 April 2014 - Tewkesbury Vintage Fair

26 April to 4 May 2014 - Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival

30 April to 5 May 2014 - Cheltenham International Jazz Festival

Town Hall and other venues
The Cheltenham International Jazz Festival ranks among the top British festivals of its kind. Since 1996 the Festival has brought some of the biggest names in jazz to the town, as well as providing a platform for the stars of the future.
Box Office (01242) 227979, www.cheltenhamfestivals.co.uk.

Randwick Cheese Rolling

(1st Sunday in May) Randwick Cheese Rolling.

At St John's Church, Randwick. At 11.15, preceeded by a service at 10.30. 01453  750280 .

For Places to Stay see - Tetbury accommodation

Whit Sunday, St Briavels - Bread and Cheese Dole

At St Mary's Parish Church after the evening service crowds wait outside to receive the 'dole' Small pieces of bread and cheese are thrown into the air from large baskets and are caught by parishioners.

In past times each person who claimed the 'dole' had to pay a penny which then entitled him to cut and take wood from Hudnalls or the Free Woods.
The event is said to date from the time of Milo, Earl of Hereford, in the twelfth century but was first recorded in 1799.
more information: Bread and Cheese Dole

 

For further information & more Events view our - Cotswold Events Calendar

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