The Cotswolds

The most quintessential of English settings, breaks to the Cotswolds boast rolling green hills and picture-perfect yellow stone hamlets replete with rose gardens and historic pubs. Head to the great outdoors for a trek across the escarpments or time your visit for a legendary race day in the spectacular regency town of Cheltenham. With a rich network of lakes and reservoirs breaks to the Cotswolds can include plenty of fun on the water from fishing to boating. Be thrilled on a close encounter with birds of prey at one of the region’s bird parks then indulge at a local farmers’ market finding local single Gloucester cheese, trout and hearty locally brewed beers.


What you’ll love most about the Cotswolds

  • Take a walk through the beautiful countryside and charming villages, such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, and Chipping Campden
  • Visit the picturesque Broadway Tower, which offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside
  • Explore the beautiful gardens and grounds of Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill
  • Visit the charming market town of Tetbury, known for its antique shops and independent boutiques
  • Explore the medieval ruins of Tewkesbury Abbey, a stunning example of Norman architecture
  • Visit the Cotswold Water Park, a network of over 150 lakes and wetlands with a variety of recreational activities

Where to Book

  • Picturesque Castle Combe in the Cotswolds

  • House and garden in the Cotswolds village of Bibury

  • Lavender fields in Snowshill, Cotswolds

  • Snowshill Church, Gloucestershire

  • Arlington Row in Bibury, England

  • Snow over Downham Hill in the Cotswolds

  • Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds

  • Row of houses, Burford, Oxfordshire

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 16℃
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  • 9℃
  • 7℃
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  • 10
  • 12
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  • 11
  • 12
  • 12

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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Where to book

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