Summertime in the Cotswolds is an experience that puts you in touch with nature, making you feel at one with this beautiful area which is a picture-perfect stunning part of English countryside. The Cotswolds are simply beautiful and no matter what time of year you visit, the summer has an inspiring atmosphere that attracts thousands of visitors every year. Summer in the Cotswolds is a breath-taking picture where wildflower grass carpets the landscape.
There are many Cotswolds tour companies that offer tours through the Cotswolds, but to experience this beautiful area in the summer to your full advantage, it is advised to book a private tour with the Secret Cottage Tour. If you’ve come to England and are staying in London, then you can experience the Cotswolds in daytrip. There are direct trains from London Paddington to train stations in the area, taking only1 hour 40 minutes from door to door. The Secret Cottage Tour pick up guests from Moreton-in-Marsh train station and take you on a luxury 6-hour tour to the most beautiful places in the Cotswolds. We show you stunning stately homes, pretty villages and charming market towns throughout the Cotswolds. If you want to discover the hidden gems of the region and visit some unusual places, then a daytrip with the Secret Cottage Tour is recommended.
Charming Cotswold Villages
There are many idyllic villages in the Cotswolds, including places like Chastleton, Churchill, Bledington, Kingham, Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water. Villages in the Cotswolds are magical and a picture-perfect vision. A drive through a Cotswold village would show you views of majestic manor houses, perfect village greens, quintessential village schools, youngsters playing in trickling streams and people sipping on chilled drinks outside the local village pub. There are strong village communities and locals are committed to hosting important events throughout the summer like local festivals, fetes, fairs and other fundraising events to raise money for local schools, church or groups. Every Cotswold village has buildings hundreds of years old and showcase the famous Cotswold stone which is a beautiful honey-coloured limestone local to the area.
Bustling Market Towns
When the cloth trade moved to the north of England, the famous trading of wool from the Cotswolds hugely reduced, leaving the area unspoilt. Cotswold market towns have a fantastic lively buzz with busy cafes and pubs being attractive sociable places for locals and visitors. Beautiful market towns in the area include Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford and Woodstock. Market towns date back to Medieval times, once famous for sheep markets when the Cotswolds were one of the biggest suppliers to English wool before the industrial revolution. There were weekly sheep markets in every town and many have narrow streets leading to the market squares for farmers to count their sheep going in and out of market. Market squares are overlooked by magnificent town halls majestically built in the beautiful Cotswold limestone.
Cotswold Tours & Events
The Cotswolds hold many events throughout the region in the summer, including village fetes, street parties, local dog shows, vintage rallies, country shows, music festivals, beer festivals, art exhibitions and open gardens at stately homes. Weekends in the Cotswolds would give you time to see the area, but if you want to experience the stunning Cotswolds on a daytrip or on a tour, then book your seats with the Secret Cottage Tour. We take our guests on a delightful six-hour Cotswolds tour, taking you to magnificent places and showing you some of the most beautiful areas in England. The Secret Cottage Tour pick guests up from Moreton-in-Marsh train station in a luxury 7-seater Mercedes minibus and you will be returned after the six-hour tour to be back to London for your evening meal. We bring you to our Secret Cottage for a delicious homemade lunch and a hot drink and pastry in the morning. We also treat our guests to a traditional Cotswold cream tea in the afternoon at the cottage. Once the Secret Cottage Cotswolds tour is over, we will take you back to the train station so you can be back in London in time for the evening. We advise our guests to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.