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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.

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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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BBC 'Top Gear' with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May caught filming in Stow-on-the-Wold on Sunday 11 May 2014 - see pictures.

"Love the cotswolds, we visit every year, love the welcome extended to us and our dog Ollie, we think its the most friendly place in the uk. We have been on the 1940's weekend on the train wartime, Italian day, Cotswold wildlife park, Painswick. Our favourite is Broadway. Thank you for a wonderful place, please don't change".

SELECTION OF COTSWOLD EVENTS

16 to 25 October 2014 - Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival

The Stratford on Avon Music Festival starts on Thursday 16 October and runs until Saturday 25 October, with a fantastic line-up of names from the classical, jazz and folk worlds.

Website: www.stratfordmusicfestival.com


Thursday 23 October 2014 - This year's second Gypsy Horse Fair at Stow-on-the-Wold.

The gypsy horse fair attracts hundreds of sightseers to Stow twice a year. Gipsies gather from all corners of England for a meet and greet and hundreds of horses are paraded and sold, all in one day. It's quite a site! So how did it all begin and why Stow-on-the-Wold. As you might expect, when dealing with a Cotswold tradition, you have to go back a very long way.

More information: www.cotswolds.info/blogs/gypsy-horse-fair.shtml

For video of the fair see - www.cotswolds.info/places/stow-on-the-wold.shtml

More info - Places to Visit Stow-on-the-Wold

Places to Stay - Stow Accommodation


4, 15, 16 November 2014 - The Open, Cheltenham

The Open at Cheltenham Racecourse, is three days of the best that horse racing has to offer and is the biggest and most important meeting of the first half of the Jumps season anywhere in the country. It provides thrilling competition between many of the best Jump horses in Europe, large and enthusiastic crowds creating a special atmosphere.

Website: www.cheltenham.co.uk


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

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