Local Cotswolds Villages
If you are looking for holiday cottages in the Cotswolds, you may want to explore the local Cotswolds villages . The Cotswolds is a beautiful part of England with many stone villages and towns to visit. It is one of my favourite places in England. There are many sights to see, and Cotswold walks to take. Make your getaway a walking holiday and hike on the paths between the towns and villages.
Bourton on Water
This charming village is often called the "Venice of the Cotswolds," because the River Windrush flows right through the centre of town. Visit the Model Village, a mini-replica of the village itself. Enjoy the Cotswold Motor Museum, a car lover's dream with vehicles on display from right through the 20th century. Birdland Park and Gardens is a beautiful natural spot, inhabited by more than 500 birds.
Burford is a charming destination, especially for those who love antiques. The town is also situated on the River Windrush with a traditional medieval bridge spanning the water. In the town itself, beautiful 17th and 18th-century buildings are on display in the High Street and is a great place for exploring, looking for antiques to take home.
Perfect for lovers of history, Chedworth spreads itself along the side of a valley and in Chedworth Woods. Just a mile from the village is located one of the best-preserved Roman Villas in Britain. In the grounds of the Church of St. Andrews there is an ancient spring or water spout, just beside the gate leading to the churchyard.
This picturesque market town is often dubbed the "Capital of the Cotswolds" and was a popular place in Roman times, as it lies at the crossroads of three Roman roads. Visit the Corinium Museum to see treasures from the town's Roman past, including beautiful mosaics, medieval sculptures, and Anglo-Saxon gold. Besides the history of the village, it is a great shopping destination where visitors can shop until they drop, especially with the indoor and outdoor markets in town.
The town also offers green and lovely spaces to rest while exploring, including Cirencester Park, St. Michael's Park and the beautiful Abbey Grounds.
Nestled on the River Coln, Fairford was an important coaching town in the past, situated on the old London to Gloucester Route. One of the best attractions of the town is the parish church, St. Mary's, a "wood church" displaying a full set of 28 medieval stained glass windows depicting the story of the Bible.
For those wanting a stroll in the fresh air, the River Coln offers beautiful walks in the quiet and lovely countryside.