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Cotswolds Travel and Tourist Information Centre for travelling to and around the Cotswolds region by air, sea, rail, car, and gives highly useful contact information and local markets together with a list of visitor and tourist information centres. From here you can contact the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, motoring organisations, and official bodies to give you details of other areas of the United Kingdom and Britain. You can also find out about famous people that lived in and around or associated with the Cotswolds including William Shakespeare, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Winston Churchill, John Singer Sargent and Holst.

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By Air, Rail, Coach or Car

 Birmingham International Airport has regular flights throughout Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. Birmingham Airport is only 50 minutes away by car to Broadway. Alternatively, fly into London Heathrow or Gatwick where you are two hours away by car. From Heathrow there is the Heathrow Express train running every 20 minutes to Paddington Station from which ready connections to Moreton-in-Marsh ( 1hr 40mins), Evesham, Worcester, Stratford-upon-Avon.

From London Gatwick Airport you can get train to Reading station and from there a mainline connection to Moreton-in-Marsh in the Cotswolds. Alternatively from Gatwick you can get train to London Victoria Station and then by tube to London Paddington and from here to Moreton-in-Marsh.

If you plan to make several rail journeys, the BritRail pass is a value-for-money ticket which gives unrestricted travel on the British Rail network. The pass cannot be bought in Britain (see the link below for further information).

For planning your UK travel including times of trains and coaches - See Traveline.

For your travel around London using tube trains, buses, cabs and river taxis -
See Transport for London.

For National Express Coach from London to Cotswold locations Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud and Tewkesbury see - National Express Coaches from London.

Witney Shuttle Bus to and from Heathrow Airport - stopping at Witney, The Rissingtons, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

By Sea and Rail, or Car

The Cotswolds are easy to reach from Europe with ferry services via Hull, Felixstowe, Harwich, Holyhead and Pembroke. The Eurostar train from Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris links London's Waterloo International Station in just over 3 hours. Le Shuttle, vehicle carrying trains operate between Calais and Folkestone, a journey of about 35 minutes.

For cross channel ferries.

Banks and Money

Most banks are open from 09.30 to 16.30 Monday to Friday. Credit cards are widely accepted but may not be at the smaller shops and B&Bs.

Visitors who will be returning to a country outside the European Union can take advantage of the Retail Export Scheme (often called Tax-free Shopping), whereby you can reclaim VAT (Value Added Tax) on goods purchased for export.

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Please use the following links for your particular touring preference:-

Cotswold Markets



FARMERS MARKETS

Cirencester - 2nd and 4th Saturday in month, Cheltenham - last Friday in Month,
Stroud - 1st and 3rd Saturday in month, Tetbury - Last Friday in month.
Nailsworth - 4th Saturday in month, Dursley - 4th Saturday in month
Coaley - where there is a 5th Saturday in month. Cam - 1st Saturday in month,
Berkeley - 3rd Saturday in month, Wotton-under-Edge - 1st Saturday in month.

For further information about Farmers Markets in the Stroud area.

Cotswolds Farmers MarketsWEEKLY RETAIL MARKETS

Cirencester - Mondays and Fridays, Burford - Fridays, Faiford - Wednesdays, Moreton-in-Marsh - Tuesdays, Tetbury - Wednesdays.

WOMEN INSTITUTE MARKETS

These were started in 1919 to provide a place where surplus homemade and home grown produce could be sold to the public.

Cirencester - Friday, Cheltenham - Thursday and Friday,
Chipping Campden
- Friday, Fairford - Wednesday
Moreton-in-Marsh - Thursday, Lechlade - Thursday,
Minchinhampton - Thursday, Northleach - Thursday, Painswick - Friday,
Tewkesbury - Friday, Stroud - Friday.

If you would like to know further about the WI markets visit their website at www.wimarkets.co.uk.

Visitor and Tourist Information Centres



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Avebury
Avebury Chapel Centre, Green Street, Avebury, Wiltshire, SN8 1RE
Tel: 01672 539425, Fax: 01672 539296 Email: all.atic@kennet.gov.uk

Banbury
Banbury Museum and Tourist Information Centre
Within Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury,Oxon. OX16 2PQ
Tel: (01295) 753752, Fax (01295) 269469
e-mail: banburytic@cherwell-dc.gov.uk
Banbury Accommodation

Bath
Bath Tourism, Abbey Chambers, Abbey Churchyard, Bath, BA1 1LY
Tel: 0906 711 2000 (UK 50p a min) Email: tourism@bathnes.gov.uk
Bath Accommodation

Bicester
Unit 86a, Bicester Village Outlet Pingle Drive Bicester Oxfordshire England OX6 6WD
Tel: 01869 369055 Fax: 01869 369054
Email: bicester.vc@cherwell-dc.gov.uk
Bicester Accommodation

Bourton-on-the-Water
Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BU. Tel 01451 820211
Fax 01451 821103 Email: bourtonvic@btconnect.com
Bourton-on-the-Water Accommodation

Bradford-on-Avon
50 St Margaret's Street, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DE
Tel: 01225 865797, Fax: 01225 868722. Email: tic@bradfordonavon.co.uk
For nearby Accommodation see - Chippenham

Bristol
Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4TS. Tel 0333 3210101.

Broadway
Broadway Tourist Information Centre, Unit 14, Russell Square, High Street, Broadway
Worcestershire WR12 7AP, Tel: +44 (0)1386 852 937, Email: info@beautifulbroadway.com.
Broadway Accommodation

Burford
The Brewery, Sheep Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4LP Telephone 01993 823558
Fax 01993 823590 Email burford.vic@westoxon.gov.uk
Burford Accommodation

Cheltenham
Cheltenham Tourist Information Centre, The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum,
Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT. Tel: 01242 237431, E: info@cheltenham.gov.uk.
Cheltenham Accommodation

Chippenham
Chippenham Community & Visitor Information Centre
High Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3ER. Tel: +44 (0)1249 665970
Email - info@chippenham.gov.uk
Chippenham Accommodation

Chipping Campden
The Old Police Station, High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6HB.
Tel 01386 841206 Fax 01386 841681 Email: info@campdenonline.org.
Chipping Campden Accommodation

Chipping Norton
A Visitor Information Point is available at the Guildhall, Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton OX7 5NJ
Chipping Norton Accommodation

Chipping Sodbury
High Street, Chipping Sodbury - At the Clock Tower
Tel: 01454 888686
Opens: March until October
Mon / Sat - 10.00am - 5.00pm
Weds - Shuts 12:30 - 13:30  Closed Bank Holidays.
Chipping Sodbury Accommodation

Cricklade
Town Council Office, 113 High Street, Cricklade, Wiltshire SN6 6AE
Tel: +44(0)793 751394, Email:admin@cricklade-tc.gov.uk

Cirencester
Cirencester Visitor Information, Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester,Gloucestershire,
GL7 2BX. Tel 01285 654180. Email cirencestervic@slm-ltd.co.uk.
Cirencester Accommodation

Corsham
Arnold House, 31 High Street, Corsham, SN13 0EZ
Tel: +44 (0)1249 714660
Email: enquiries@corshamheritage.org.uk
Corsham Accommodation

Cotswold Water Park and Beach
Shorncote, Cirencester
Tel: +44 (0)1285 861459
Cotswold Water Park Accommodation

Droitwich Spa
St Richard's House, Victoria Square, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 8DS
Phone: + 44 (0)1905 774312
Fax: + 44(0)1905 794226
Email: heritage@droitwichspa.gov.uk
Droitwich Spa Accommodation

Evesham
The Almonry, Abbey Gate, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4BG Tel: 01386 446944
Fax: 01386 442348 Email: tic@almonry.ndo.co.uk
Evesham Accommodation

Faringdon
Faringdon Community and Tourist Information Centre, Corn Exchange, Corn Market, Faringdon, SN7 7JA Tel: 01367 242191; Email: tic@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk.
Farringdon Accommodation

Gloucester
28 Southgate Street. Tel 01452 421188
Gloucester Accommodation

Malmesbury
Town Hall, Market Lane, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9BZ Tel: 01666 823748 Fax: 01666 826166
Email: malmesbury@northwilts.gov.uk
Malmesbury Accommodation

Malvern
21 Church Street, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 2AA Tel: 01684 892289
Fax: 01684 892872 Email: malvern.tic@malvernhills.gov.uk

Marlborough
91 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1HD. Tel: 01672 515190

Moreton-in-Marsh
Cotswold District Council Offices, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0AZ. Tel 01608 650881
Fax 01608 651542. Email: tourism@cotswold.gov.uk.
Moreton-in-Marsh Accommodation

Nailsworth
Tourist Information Centre, 4, The Old George, Fountain Street, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL6 0BL Tel: 01453 839222 Email: nailsworthtic@btconnect.com
Nailsworth Accommodation

Newent
7 Church Street. Tel 01531 822468.
Newent Accommodation

Oxford
Oxford Information Centre,15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS Tel 01865 252200
Fax 01865 240261 tic@oxford.gov.uk
Oxford Accommodation

Pershore
Town Hall, 34 High Street, Pershore, WR10 1DS Tel: 01386 556591 Fax: 01386 561996
E-mail: tourism@pershore-tc.gov.uk Web: www.visitpershore.co.uk/
Pershore Accommodation

Salisbury
Fish Row, Salisbury, SP1 1EJ
Tel: +44 (0)1722 334956
Email:visitorinfo@wiltshire.gov.uk

Stow-on-the-Wold
The independent information centre has closed.
Stow-on-the-Wold Accommodation

Stratford-upon-Avon
62 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6QW.
Tel: (01789) 264293; Email: welcometosua@gmail.com
Stratford upon Avon Accommodation

Stroud
Subscription Rooms, George Street. Tel 01453 765768; e-mail - tic@stroud.gov.uk
Stroud Accommodation

Swindon Visitor Information
37 Regent Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 1JL.
Tel +44 (0)1793 530328/466454, Fax 01793 434031.
infocentre@swindon.gov.uk, Open Monday to Saturday 09.15-17.00  

Tetbury
33, Church Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8JG.
Tel: 01666 503552. Email: tourism@tetbury.org
Tetbury Accommodation

Tewkesbury
Out of the Hat, Tewkesbury Heritage and Visitor Centre,
100 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5AB
Tel: 01684 855040; E: outofthehat@tewkesbury.gov.uk
Tewkesbury Accommodation

Painswick
The Library, Stroud Road. Tel 01452 813552
Painswick Accommodation

Upon Severn Tourist Information Centre
4 High Street
Upton upon Severn, WR8 0HB
Telephone: +44 (0) 1684 594200, Fax: +44 (0) 1684 594185, E-mail: upton.tic@malvernhills.gov.uk
Upton-upon-Severn Accommodation

Wantage
Wantage Visitor Information Point
Vale and Downland Museum, Church Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8BL
Tel: 01235 760176, Email - toursim@whitehorsedc.gov.uk
Wantage Accommodation

Warwick
The Court House, Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW. Tel: 01926 492212
Fax: 01926 494837
Warwick Accommodation

Winchcombe
The Town Hall, High Street. Tel 01242 602925 (Only Saturdays and Sundays in Winter)
Winchcombe Accommodation

Witney
26A High Street, Witney Oxon, OX28 6BB Telephone 01993 775802
Fax 01993 709261 Email witney.vic@westoxon.gov.uk
Witney Accommodation

Woodstock
The Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street, Woodstock, Oxon, OX20 4SN 
Telephone 01993 813276 Fax 01993 813632 Email woodstock.vic@westoxon.gov.uk
Woodstock Accommodation

Worcester
The Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2EY Tel: 01905 726311
Fax: 01905 722481 Email: touristinfo@cityofworcester.gov.uk
Worcester Accommodation

Wotton-Under-Edge
The Heritage Centre, The Chipping. Tel 01453 521541.
For accommodation in and around Wooton-Under-Edge
Wooton-under-Edge Accommodation

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