It’s no wonder that people come from all over the world to experience Cotswolds tours where they can get a taste of true English countryside, magnificent stately homes and learn the remarkable history of the Cotswold area. Summer in the Cotswolds is an amazing experience that most people will never forget. The Cotswold region has thousands of visitors coming from afar, to see the Cotswolds and the stunning views of the Cotswold hills. They are often inspired by the pretty market towns and the quaint Cotswold villages. Summer Cotswolds tours are very popular as the region is named as being one of the largest areas of outstanding natural beauty in England. There is a population of 139,000 who live in the Cotswolds, and the stunning area stretches from the borders of North-East Somerset to Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
Are You Visiting England?
Spoil yourselves with a daytrip in England and experience wonderful Cotswolds tours where you can relax, enjoy the scenery and learn all about the history of the Cotswolds. If you’re visiting England and thinking of staying in London, then Cotswolds tours are a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of the big city. There are direct trains from London Paddington to many areas throughout the Cotswolds so you can escape from the noise and soak up the sun-filled meadows and hills of the Cotswolds in the summer. Coach tours coming from London can mean that travelling from the city to the area is very time-consuming often not regularly stopping, whereas a train from Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh only takes 1 hour and 40 minutes.
There are many popular attractions in the Cotswolds. Bourton-on-the-Water has some wonderful attractions such as the Model Village, Birdland and the British Motoring Museum. Bourton village is also very popular with visitors and families throughout the year. In the summer the village green next to the River Windrush is crowded with people having picnics and eating locally handmade delicious Cotswold ice cream. You can visit the Cotswold Wildlife Park near Burford and see an array of wild animals including giraffes, lions and monkeys. The park is set in the beautiful grounds of a manor and makes for a fantastic family day out. Blenheim Palace in Woodstock is a stunning place to visit in the summer, where the magnificent palace overlooks 2000 beautiful acres of land and visitors picnic next to the lakes. Oxford city is a busy and lively place and the shopper’s paradise with a mass of shops. The punting on the River Thames is popular for tourists, Oxford university students and anyone visiting the area.
The English Countryside
The Cotswold countryside is naturally separated by rivers, streams and tributaries of the River Windrush, the River Thames, the River Churn, the River Coln and several more. Many waterways gently flow through villages, meadows and market towns and provide popular tranquil settings in the Cotswold countryside for fishing, walking, riverside picnics and several pub gardens. The River Leach in Lechlade is overlooked by a charming pub garden, situated next to a Cotswold campsite and is a popular place for bathing and jumping in the water in the summer. Cotswolds tours show you a vision of beauty in the heart of English countryside. The rolling hills of the Cotswolds are well-known for their gently sloping inclines with huge stretches of green, sectioned by pretty woodland. Bluebell woods are not rare and have become a popular walker’s paradise, through majestic oak trees, sycamore trees and chestnut trees.
Secret Cottage Tour
If you want to see the Cotswold area but may be limited on time, then book a day tour with the Secret Cottage Tour. We make sure you see all the stunning sights of the Cotswolds and welcome guests into our home ‘The Secret Cottage’. Our cottage will give you a taste of life in a beautiful Cotswold village accompanied by delicious homemade food. If you’re coming from London, we can pick you up from the train station. In the comfort of our seven-seater luxury minibus, we take you on an exciting six-hour tour to see the beautiful places around the Cotswolds. We drive through picture-perfect Cotswold villages, charming market towns and show you some of the most popular Cotswold attractions around. Lunch is a delicious homemade buffet in The Secret Cottage and we offer a hot drink and pastry mid-morning. We also serve a traditional Cotswold cream tea in the afternoon to make our guests feel at home and give you a true taste of Cotswold life! After the tour, we return you to the train station so you can get the train back to London in time for the evening. Book your Secret Cottage Tour now to avoid disappointment!