A daytrip to The Cotswolds gives you enough time to absorb the beautiful English countryside. Take a breath-taking tour of inspiring places, natural beauty, chocolate box villages and stunning market towns. Pretty Cotswold villages lie nestled amongst wild woodland and the picturesque rolling hills of The Cotswolds. Cotswold market towns are well-known for being one of the largest contributors towards the European wool trade before the industrial revolution when the wool trade moved to the North of England. It’s no surprise that the distinct beauty of The Cotswolds draws in thousands of visitors every year to this area of outstanding natural beauty. The beautiful Cotswold local stone is a warm honey-coloured limestone of the area.
Why Book a Tour of The Cotswolds?
It takes only an hour and 40 minutes by train from London Paddington to the central Cotswolds Moreton-in-Marsh station. A daytrip to The Cotswolds is just a short journey but possibly one of the most beautiful places that you will ever see, if you want to see true English countryside at its best. If you’re staying in London, then The Cotswolds is the perfect get away from the city’s hustle and bustle. The Cotswolds have a huge range of charming places to visit, from majestic stately homes to woodland hamlets, farm parks, wildlife parks, museums and grand palaces. The region stretches over several counties and has a population of 139,000 people.
Pretty Cotswold Villages
Some of the most picture-perfect villages can be found in The Cotswolds. Pretty villages are surrounded by fields and trees, accessed by winding lanes full of banks with daffodils and wildflowers. During Spring, the village greens are lined with pretty trees and overlooked by characteristic thatched cottages. Village houses and cosy cottages are typical of Cotswold houses, all boasting log burners or open fires, comfortable antique furnishings and sweet cottage gardens. Cotswold villages such as the popular village of Bibury are well-known for various features including Arlington Row cottages, and Copse Hill Road in Lower Slaughter famously named as the ‘most romantic street of the year’, are just two of the most stunning villages in The Cotswolds.
Cotswold Market Towns
Cotswold market towns were once famous for their successful sheep markets. The Cotswolds are well-known for their large output to the wool trade in Europe before the cloth trade moved to the North of England. After then, the area has remained peaceful and unspoilt, avoiding any heavy building or development, making it still one of the most tranquil places in England. The market squares are now taken up by weekly markets and monthly farmers markets selling fresh organic produce and various other products. Most of the Cotswold market towns date back to medieval times. Some of the many charming market towns to visit are Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton, Lechlade, Woodstock and Burford.
Cotswold Tourist Attractions
A day tour of the Cotswolds will take your group to some of the most amazing tourist attractions in England. Famous places of the area include the Cotswold Farm Park, Blenheim Palace, The Model Village, The Cheltenham Racecourse, Chastleton House, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Batsford Arboretum and The Motoring Museum in Bourton.
Book Your Secret Cottage Tour
If you’re coming to England and staying in London, then the Cotswold region is just a 1 hour 40-minute train door to door. The Secret Cottage Tour pick you up from Moreton-in-Marsh train station in our luxury Mercedes minibus and take you all around some of the most beautiful places in the Cotswolds. Experience the best daytrip of The Cotswolds where you can find beautiful market towns, gaze across the rolling countryside of the stunning Cotswold hills, see picture-perfect river views, drive past stately homes, spot pretty Cotswold villages and see some of the most amazing attractions around. Included in the tour is a delicious home cooked buffet lunch in the comfort of our home The Secret Cottage. We also provide a hot drink and pastry in the morning and a traditional Cotswold cream team in the afternoon. The Cotswold Secret Cottage Tour is extremely grateful for all our wonderful reviews we have on Trip Advisor! Book your seat on our tour today to ensure you won’t miss out!