A day in the Cotswolds is an experience of wonderful English natural heritage. The tranquillity of the Cotswolds has been named as one of England’s areas of outstanding natural beauty. The Cotswolds is well-known for its royal residents with Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Zara Phillips all having homes in the region. It also has many celebrities such as TV celebrity Amanda Holden, Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear, Alex James from Blur and supermodel Kate Moss. The Cotswolds is famous for its successful wool trade before the industrial revolution and was one of the biggest suppliers of English wool to Europe. Since the cloth industry moved to the North of England, the region has remained peaceful avoiding overdevelopment of towns and cities.
The Cotswolds in a Day
Charming villages lie sleepily between the Cotswold rolling Hills. Tiny hamlets have quaint cottages with burning log fires under their neatly thatched roofs overlooking the beautiful Cotswold countryside. The Cotswold hills are a carpeted vision of green field grass, gentle inclines of hills, dense woodland and wildflower meadows. Near many villages are magnificent stately homes, standing majestically on the hills, not far from Cotswold market towns. Stunning town halls overlook the pretty market squares where weekly markets take place of the historic sheep markets. There are narrow streets in the towns purposefully built so farmers could check their sheep going into market. The Cotswold spread across several counties including Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and North East Somerset. The region has a population of 139,000 people throughout 800 square miles of beautiful countryside.
Daytrip to The Cotswolds
If you are staying for a weekend in the Cotswolds, you will have the time to visit most of the local attractions. However, if you have time for only a day trip to the Cotswolds, then it’s worth booking a Cotswold day tour. Let an experienced guide show you around the beautiful Cotswolds, taking you through pretty villages, past magnificent stately homes, stunning market towns and see views of the charming countryside of the Cotswolds. If you have never been to England before, then make certain you visit the Cotswolds to see some of the most magnificent English countryside. A day trip to the Cotswolds is a wonderful experience, giving you a true impression of English countryside, with stunning rolling hills and a vision of idyllic tranquillity. A tour of the Cotswolds will take you to all the major attractions such as the Cotswold farm park, Cotswold wildlife Park, Blenheim Palace and the British Motoring Museum. If you want to come and visit the Cotswolds from London, you can take a short train journey from London Paddington to Morton-in-Marsh train station taking only one hour and 40 minutes. There are also many other way of getting here such as coaches, buses and most of the major motorways are on the outskirts of the Cotswolds. If you’re travelling from abroad, the nearest airports are in London, Birmingham and Bristol.
The Secret Cottage Tour
The Secret Cottage Tour pick up our guests from Moreton-in-Marsh train station and takes them on a wonderful tour around the Cotswolds in our luxury Mercedes minibus. Cotswold tours are a special experience that gives you an amazing opportunity to see the region and the beautiful countryside. We bring you to our home, a typical Cotswold 500-year-old thatched cottage in the morning for tea and coffee and a pastry, then we return at lunchtime for a delicious home cooked buffet lunch. We also provide a traditional Cotswold cream tea in the afternoon! After the Secret Cottage Tour, we take you back to the train station so you can get your train to London to be back in time for your evening meal. We take our guests to all the best places around the Cotswolds, showing them some of the most beautiful homes, charming Cotswold villages and some of the most historical places in the area. Advise disappointment and book as soon as possible!