Private tours of the Cotswolds are an unforgettable experience. The Cotswold hills encompass most of the countryside, and between huge stretches of fields and land, pretty market towns and charming villages nestle. The Cotswolds covers many South-West counties in England, including Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire having a population of around 139,000 people. Picturesque chocolate box villages, majestic market towns with hanging baskets, lush and green rolling fields, wild bluebell woods and daffodil-filled banks next to trickling streams. If you’re staying in England or planning a daytrip to the South-West, then make certain you take the time to see The Cotswolds. The Cotswolds is a vast area of outstanding natural beauty and a perfect picture postcard example of beautiful English countryside.
Private Tours from London
If you’re visiting England, then The Cotswolds are not far away from London. You can get a train from London Paddington station directly to our local station in Moreton-in-Marsh, in just 1hr 40mins. Visiting the Cotswolds is a quick and easy trip for a day out, taking you away from the crowds and giving you a memorable experience of stunning English countryside. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and treat yourself to a Secret Cottage Tour. Our tours are 6 hours long, taking you to some of the most charming places and worthwhile attractions in The Cotswolds, making it an unforgettable quintessentially English experience. People who visit The Cotswolds from London, find an unspoilt countryside now, but it was once a contributor for the largest output in the UK for the wool trade. The Cotswolds is a complete contrast from London, giving you a secret and pleasurable escape to the clear fresh air of the countryside. The Cotswold stone is a famous local yellow limestone, characteristic of the villages, towns and stately homes.
Main Attractions in The Cotswolds
There are many attractions and places to see in The Cotswolds, that you will have plenty of things to do. The area has masses of history with several majestic stately homes, charming market towns and fantastic family attractions. It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit The Cotswolds remain a beautiful and unspoilt region all year round. The area is known for its Royal links with Princess Anne living at Gatcombe Park and Prince Charles residing at Highgrove. Many celebrities escape their busy lives and working schedules by booking a weekend break away in The Cotswolds. Some of the best attractions to visit are:
- Broadway Tower: Broadway Tower is one of the highest points along the Cotswold Ridge. It was built for Lady Coventry in 1799 and on a clear day, you can see as far as the Welsh Mountains.
- Blenheim Palace: Blenheim Palace in Woodstock is still home to the late Duke of Marlborough and once belonged to the Churchill family for many years. Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace and many of the Churchill family are buried at a nearby church in Bladon.
- Arlington Row: Located in the village of Bibury, thousands of people flock to see Arlington Row every year. These converted weavers cottages were once a monastic wool store.
- Batsford Arboretum: Just outside Moreton-in-Marsh, Batsford Arboretum has a breath-taking wild and woodland garden in 45 acres of land.
- Cotswold Farm Park: TV celebrity Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is famous for its unusual breeds of pigs, sheep and other farm life.
- Model Village: Located in Bourton-on-the-Water, the Model Village is a great experience where you can walk through a mini town that stands waist-height. The village is a model of Bourton-on-the-Water, complete with river and trees.
- Cotswold Wildlife Park: The Cotswold Wildlife Park is just outside Burford and open all year round for visitors to see animals from all over the world. The park is situated amongst the grounds of a beautiful manor, making this an ideal day out for families.
Book Your Cotswold Private Tour
The Secret Cottage Tour offers fantastic private tours of The Cotswolds. If you’re staying in London, then it’s just a short 1hr 40mins train journey from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh where we will pick you up in our luxury minibus. We guarantee that you will love the experience of seeing The Cotswolds, guided by our local and informative your guides. We promise that you will find the countryside breath-taking as you learn about all the history of The Cotswolds. One of the best parts about the tour, is that we take you back to the Secret Cottage for a delicious buffet lunch. We also stop for a cup of tea or coffee and a pastry in the morning, then provide a tasty traditional Cotswold cream tea in the afternoon. When the tour has finished, we will drop you back to the Moreton-in-Marsh train station and you will be back in London in time for the evening. We tell our guests to book well in advance to avoid disappointment!