Thousands of tourists visit the Cotswolds every year from all over the world. If you’re planning on visiting England, then a trip to the area is certainly worthwhile. The region is a perfect example of English Heritage with the stunning honey-coloured Cotswold stone, historical buildings and pretty market towns and villages. Places such as Sudeley Castle, the Roman baths and Blenheim palace, the Cotswolds have attracted visitors understandably because of the stunning picture-perfect sights, making it one of the most beautiful places to visit in England.
If you’re looking to see some of the most historical places in the Cotswolds, then the incredible landmark of Blenheim palace in Woodstock has a wealth of history behind it. This stunning estate was owned by the Churchill family for years and the palace was gifted to John Churchill by Queen Anne. John Churchill was the first Duke of Marlborough and a military commander who won the battle of Blenheim when he received news that the French forces had finally surrendered. Queen Anne awarded Churchill with the estate in Woodstock and gave him £240,000 to help rebuild the house which was in need of desperate repair. Blenheim palace lies in 2000 acres of land and is still owned by the latest Duke of Marlborough.
Named as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Some say that it can take three days to tour the Cotswolds where you can admire all the beautiful attractions, learn about the history and see some of the most beautiful sights of true English heritage. The region covers nearly 800 square miles, stretching across counties including Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. There are some lively towns in the area for great nights out such as Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Witney and Cirencester. The charming villages in the area include Bibury, Lower Slaughter, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chastleton, Churchill and Bledington. If you’re thinking of touring the Cotswolds, you will find some of the most beautiful villages, such as Chipping Camden which is described as the most perfect high street in England. The village has pretty limestone terraces that include local shops, houses and villages amenities and the focal point is the well-known Kings hotel. The famous Roman Fosse Way road in the Cotswolds takes you from the outskirts of Shipston-on-Stour through Moreton-in-Marsh to Stow-on-the-Wold and on to Cirencester.
True English Heritage
At its highest point, you can see stunning views across the Vales of Gloucester and Evesham and when it’s a clear day you can see as far as the Severn Valley and the Welsh mountains. Broadway Tower stands at 1024 feet above sea level and is famous for being one of England’s highest viewpoint. The Tower was designed by James Wyatt in 1799 and sponsored by lady Coventry who paid for the tower to be built because she wanted to discover if she could see it on the beacon hill from her house. Often described as the perfect example of an 18th century Gothic folly, Broadway Tower is a well-known for being a popular tourist attraction in the Cotswolds. The Cotswold area is famous as one of the largest suppliers of the English wool trade before the Industrial Revolution in England. Since the cloth trade moved north, the Cotswolds has remained picturesque and unspoilt. Named as the second largest area of outstanding natural beauty, the Cotswolds is famous for its beautiful countryside, the green Cotswold hills and the beautiful market towns and pretty villages. A tour around the Cotswolds show you how it has remained picture perfect throughout time and is a vision of true English beauty, compared to many other regions in England.
Cotswold Private Daytrips
If you’re planning a day out to the Cotswolds, then book a day tour with the Secret Cottage Tour. The Cotswolds is not far from London, taking only one hour and 40 minutes on the train. You can catch the train from London Paddington to our nearest train station in Moreton-in-Marsh where we pick you up in our seven-seater luxury minibus. We take you on an exciting six-hour tour to see the stunning sights of the Cotswolds, through pretty Cotswold villages, charming market towns seeing some of the best Cotswold attractions around. We take you to our home The Secret Cottage for a delicious homemade buffet lunch, and stop here for a hot drink and pastry in the morning. We give our guests a traditional Cotswold cream tea in the afternoon to make sure you don’t leave hungry! Once the tour is over, we take you back to the train station so you can be back in London in time for the evening. Book your place now to avoid disappointment.