A tour of The Cotswolds is the best way to see this stunning but vast area. British Cotswold tours show you the perfect places to visit, including charming villages with trickling streams, beautiful Cotswold market towns, grand stately homes and pretty, little chocolate box cottages with thatched roofs. There are also many tourist attractions in the area, so there is plenty of places to visit. A daytrip to The Cotswolds is the most ideal way to experience this picture-perfect area, giving you a real sense of natural beauty and true English countryside at its best.
If you’re visiting England or touring the South West, then visit the charming region of The Cotswolds. The Cotswolds has been named as the second largest out of 38 areas of outstanding natural beauty in England. It’s no surprise that visitors come from all over the world to see the true quintessential area, the charming countryside living and England at its best. The Cotswolds area spreads into several counties including Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Warwickshire with an increasing population of 139,000 people. The area is well-known for the Cotswold Hills, a huge green area of gently sloping rolling hills that surround market towns and villages that nestle near woodland. The Cotswolds was once famous for being one of the biggest producers of wool in Europe and has since remained unspoilt and peaceful when the cloth trade moved to the North of the country.
Pretty Villages & Country Lanes
Most of the Cotswold villages are accessible through twisting country lanes that are lined with trees and surrounded by lush, green fields. Cotswold villages are often a picturesque view of stunning thatched cottages, Cotswold stone houses, wildflower banks and trickling streams. In the winter months, the villages have a wonderfully snug setting with log fires, cosy cottages and the aroma of home cooking. During the spring, spring flowers and daffodils line grass verges and in the summer the smell of freshly cut grass is typical of life in The Cotswolds. Many Cotswold villages are historical such as Bibury where the well-known Arlington Row cottages fascinate thousands of visitors every year. Copse Hill Road in the village of Lower Slaughter is a street that was awarded the title of ‘most romantic street of the year’ several times. Cotswold villages have a spirit of romance and a somewhat relaxed vibe, giving a wonderful impression of charming and magnetic country life.
Cotswold British Tours to Market Towns
Some of the most stunning market towns to visit in the Cotswolds are Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Lechlade and Burford. Cotswold market towns are always a charming vision to experience if you’re touring or visiting the area. They are working towns with a lively and buzzing atmosphere that entices you, with wonderful selections of shops, pubs and antique centres. Cotswold market towns have a central market square where once sheep markets stood and weekly markets gather, overlooked by Cotswold stone town halls that stand magnificently in the centre. Wherever you go, you will find buildings, houses and cottages made from the beautiful local Cotswold stone which is a charming pale yellow limestone.
The Secret Cottage Tour
If you’re hoping to visit The Cotswolds on a daytrip from London, then book the best day out with the Secret Cottage Tour. Our tours are a fantastic way to see the area and we have hundreds of visitors every year, wanting to see this charming, beautiful and historical area. The Secret Cottage Tour gives you a day of excitement where we take you around The Cotswolds, exploring the best places to see. There will be chocolate box villages, charming market towns, huge stately homes and a wealth of wonderful attractions to see. The Secret Cottage Tour takes 6 hours but there’s no ned to bring food as we provide a delicious homemade buffet lunch in our Secret Cottage home. We also provide a mid-morning coffee or tea and pastry, and a traditional Cotswold cream tea in the afternoon. If you’re staying in London, then it’s just a short train journey taking 1hr 40mins to Moreton-in-Marsh where you will be picked up in our luxury 7-seater Mercedes minibus. We will take you back to the train station later in the day, so you can be back in London for the evening. Don’t miss out on one of the most exciting Cotswold tours there is to experience. We get booked up very quickly – so book your places now.