"The Cotswolds seems to stand still in time. With still-working mills, idyllic rolling hills and verdant meadows dotted with grazing sheep, the well-preserved architecture and quintessentially English elements transport you back into the 12thC when it was the heart of England’s medieval economy."
—Dane Tredway, Experience Designer
From quaint, chocolate box villages to whimsical gardens
Storied ancestral estates and lively polo grounds, the Cotswolds are a bucolic dream. Journey back in time as you traverse quiet country roads that connect honey-hued villages and bustling market towns. Discover must-see heritage sites like the University city of Oxford, the Roman city of Bath and Winston Churchill’s Blenheim Palace. Wrap up your days with an afternoon tea, world-class cuisine, a nightcap at a local pub and revelling in your quaint country house-style accommodation. Here are some highlights to inspire your journey.
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Cotswolds to Bath Biking
What better way to explore the Cotswolds than by bicycle? Throw a few manor hotels, historic sites, gardens and cozy pubs into the mix and you’ve got the idyllic country escape. Cycling from village to village along meandering country roads, you’ll be transported to a scene from an English postcard.
Cotswolds to Bath by Foot
The Cotswolds is a playground for country pursuits, boasting some of the best village-to-village routes in the United Kingdom—if not all of Europe. From quiet country footpaths to ancient trading routes, no matter the trail, you’re never far from a crackling fire and a pint at the locals’ pub. When you're not traipsing the trails, don your breeches for a beginners’ lesson in polo or enjoy an afternoon of shooting clays.
Pepper in cultural experiences like touring the area's famous grounds, including the Arts & Crafts gardens at Hidcote to the fastidiously groomed Rococo Garden at Painswick, the region is a green thumbs’ paradise. Travel in May to experience London’s famous Chelsea Flower Show pre or post-trip.
Cotswolds with Your Family
For families and first-timers to England, the Cotswolds checks all the boxes (picturesque views, charming chocolate-box villages, notable historic sites) and is best explored on foot and by bicycle. From the Roman Baths to Stonehenge and Blenheim Palace, our expert guides bring fun to England’s fascinating history. Fly hawks with a falconer, saddle up for a horseback trek or retreat indoors for a baking class at one of the country’s most beloved cookery schools.
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These highlights are just a sample of what you can do and discover in the Cotswolds. Mix and match a little bit of everything, add on a few nights and private tours in London or pair it with another region in England such as Devon & Cornwall. For budding thespians, theatre experiences in London and Stratford-upon-Avon (birthplace of Shakespeare!) are a must. Connect with your Experience Designer for the Cotswolds to start piecing together your perfect trip.
Notes From Your Designer:
Ideal trip length: 5 - 8 DAYS
Starting Price: US $1,000 Per Person/Day