The north Cotswolds are famous for their quaint chocolate box villages with thatched cottages, log burning fires and pretty village greens that flourish with children playing in the summer. The Cotswold market towns are built from the famous honey-coloured Cotswold stone, all having a market square as the focal point. The Cotswold market squares were once where sheep farmers gathered regularly to trade flocks of Cotswold sheep. The area was once famous for being one of the largest contributors toward the English wool trade but since the cloth trade moved to the North of England after the industrial revolution, the Cotswolds has thankfully remained underdeveloped and peaceful.
The Cotswolds have been noted as the second largest areas of outstanding natural beauty in England and it has thousands of visitors every year who come to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the area. The countryside is famous for its gentle rolling hill, lush green grass, dense woodlands and several beautiful rivers that run through it. The North Cotswolds is a stunning area with many charming market towns, pretty villages and small hamlets that nestle amongst the Cotswold hills. People staying in London from abroad regularly visit the Cotswolds to get a true sense of English countryside at its best, and no matter what time of year, the Cotswolds remain beautiful and breath-taking. In autumn, you will see an array of colours on the trees from green, yellow, orange, red and brown and places like Batsford Arboretum is a wonderful place to visit at this time of year. In spring, you will see the lambs bounding across the Cotswold hills, banks full of thick daffodils and bright green buds on the trees. Even in winter, the Cotswolds is beautiful with tiny thatched cottages oozing cosiness with their wood burning fires. Summer in the Cotswolds is stunning and there is an air of calm in the sunshine and a general appreciation for the beautiful Cotswold views.
London to North Cotswold Tours
If you’re visiting England and staying in or near London, then the Cotswolds region is just a short 1hr 40mins train journey from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh in the North Cotswolds. It is an easy daytrip from the capital city and a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of London for a leisurely day in the countryside. Discover some of the hidden beauty spots in the countryside with North Cotswold Tours and experience one of the most beautiful parts of England that you will never forget.
The Beauty of the North Cotswolds
North Cotswold tours show you famous pretty villages that lie quietly amongst the rolling hills in the countryside. The stunning Cotswold market towns have a friendly, bustling energy that exudes calm, tranquillity and a sense of peace. North Cotswold market towns include Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester, Northleach and the edges of Stratford-upon-Avon (the famous birthplace of Shakespeare). Villages like the Slaughters have a distinctive air of beauty about them, charming and quiet peaceful villages where people wander by the tiny River Eyre. There are many tributaries in the Cotswolds, to include stunning views of tiny trickling streams or larger, wider rivers such as the River Coln, River Thames and the River Windrush.
Private North Cotswold Tours
A day out with the Cotswolds Mystery Tour is the perfect and most exciting way to explore the beautiful locations in the north of the Cotswolds. Our local and experienced experts show our guests around some of the most beautiful places, including many hidden gems that not most visitors to the area would not discover. If you’re coming from London, it only takes one hour and 40 minutes on the train and guests are picked up directly from Moreton-in-Marsh train station. Our luxury 7-seater Mercedes minibus will take you to some of the most stunning places around The Cotswolds, showing you some breath-taking views of the English Cotswold countryside. We also stop for a hot drink and pastry in the morning at a pretty village café, then go for a delicious meal at lunchtime in a 16th century pub. We guarantee that many North Cotswold Tours do not show you as much of the beautiful views, magnificent stately homes, pretty chocolate box villages and Cotswold attractions as we do at the Cotswolds Mystery Tour. After the six-hour tour, we return you to the train station so that you can get back to London for your evening meal! We advise our guests to book their places as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.