If you’re visiting England during the winter months and would like to explore the beautiful English countryside, then a Cotswold tour will be an experience you will never forget. The Cotswolds has been noted as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is the second largest in England and Wales, spreading over 800 square miles in the south-west of England. The Cotswolds stretches through Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, parts of north Somerset and Wiltshire, all of which has a multitude of beautiful places, historical sites and miles of open rolling countryside.
Cotswold tours in Gloucestershire offer a discovery of beautiful Cotswold villages that can be found down long, winding lanes close to rivers, wildflower meadows and dense woodlands. There are many exciting villages to explore such as Bourton-on-the-Water with the Model Village, Birdland Park, British Motoring Museum and the beautiful centre of the village with the River Windrush and grassy parks. Bibury village is close to Burford and has one of the most famous attractions known as Arlington Row, a cluster of tiny, beautiful weaver’s cottages with a wealth of history. The village of Lower Slaughter is set on a slow flowing river and has a famous street called Copse Hill Road, which won the ‘most romantic street in England’ award from Google. There are masses of villages to discover on Cotswold tours and the Gloucestershire market towns also offer some beautiful sights and a wealth of history. Gloucestershire towns include Cirencester, Lechlade, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Tetbury, Stroud, Fairford and Stow-on-the-Wold.
Cotswold Tours in Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire is perhaps most famously known for Oxford University, but aside from the beautiful town of Oxford, Cotswold tours can take you on a magical discovery of quaint villages and pretty market towns. There’s historical stately homes such as the beautiful Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, set in 2,000 acres of stunning grounds. Cotswold tours explore charming market towns such as Chipping Norton, Burford, Witney and Woodstock, also taking you to beautiful Oxfordshire villages such as Kingham, Chastleton, Great Tew and Little Compton. Villages on Cotswold tours are a picturesque vision of perfect English country life, with a good local pub, a perfectly kept village green, a little primary school and a village church. Many Oxfordshire villages are set on hills overlooking vast areas of countryside, or stood close to beautiful, slow-flowing rivers and misty meadows in the winter.
Shakespeare County of Warwickshire
The beautiful county of Warwickshire is famous for Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare. Cotswold tours around Stratford will show you many historical places such as the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shakespeare’s birthplace and Hall’s Croft, Shakespeare’s daughters home. Warwick Castle is a popular attraction on Cotswold tours, a beautiful Medieval castle that was built by William the Conqueror on a bend of the River Avon in 1068. Warwickshire has many stunning villages built in typical Tudor-style, also incorporating the famous Cotswold stone. Cotswold tours discover Warwickshire towns including Leamington Spa, Stratford-on-Avon, Kenilworth, Coventry and Warwick. If you’re exploring England, then Cotswold tours around the Warwickshire area will be an awe-inspiring experience you will never forget.
Special Cotswold Tours
If you’re staying in London on your visit to England, then there’s many special Cotswold tours that will take you on a breath-taking around the Cotswolds region. The Cotswolds Mystery Tour is a 6-hour tour in the north Cotswolds, a unique discovery of the Cotswolds at it’s very best. Winter Cotswold tours explore tiny, pretty villages, charming market towns and some of the top Cotswold attractions around. We pick out guests up from Moreton-in-Marsh train station, so if you’re coming from London it’s an easy 1 hour and 40 minutes on a direct train from London Paddington. Our experienced drivers and tour guides have lived in the Cotswolds for a long time, so we know all the best places to take you, not only will you discover quaint and cosy villages and beautiful market towns with wonderful shopping experiences, but we will show you some of the most stunning scenery around. There’s no need to bring lunch with you as we take you to a quintessential 16th century English inn for a delicious lunch, also stopping at a friendly village café for a drink and cake in the morning. We are proud of our 5-star genuine reviews on Trip Advisor and advise guests to book soon to avoid disappointment!