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The Cotswolds Destinations Guide

recommended places to visit in The Cotswolds


Broadway

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the beautiful and historic Cotswold village of Broadway is a memorable place to stay and a perfect base from which to tour the local area and enjoy the stunning walks

Bourton-on-the-Water

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With plenty to see and do, offering a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms, or simply for you to enjoy some tranquil time by the River Windrush with its beautiful bridges

Chipping Campden

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ideally placed for exploring all the charming Cotswolds with lovely honey coloured stone buildings, good restaurants and shopping, with Hidcote Gardens (National Trust) nearby and a stones throw from Stratford-upon-Avon

Burford

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three-arched medieval bridge and impressive church, both sides of the street are flanked by an unbroken line of ancient houses and shops

Cheltenham

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Regency spa town on the edge of the Cotswolds, with grand buildings, public gardens and famous racecourse

Malmesbury

Malmesbury

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the burial site of Alfred The Great, the first king of all England, in Malmesbury Abbey.Nearby Abbey House is famous for its lovely five acres of gardens, a feast of formal landscaping and wild spaces dotted with fishponds

Cirencester

Malmesbury

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elegant Cotswold market town, made wealthy through the medieval wool trade, with lovely market square and surrounding buildings

Witney

Malmesbury

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sleepy commuter town, close to both Oxford and the Cotswolds, with charming stone cottages and historic buildings