The Cotswolds is a vast region in the south-west of England that stretches across several counties over 800 square miles to include the counties of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and parts of north-east Somerset. The area is close to most airports in the South of England and easily accessible by train or car if you’re touring the region. The Secret Cottage Tour is the official and most popular Cotswolds guided tours in the North Cotswolds because we offer the unique experience of spending time in our idyllic 400-year-old cottage with delicious homemade food and a tour of a typical Cotswold cottage. If you’re visiting England and planning on visiting the region, then a Cotswold tour will be an unforgettable and exciting experience.
Easily Accessible from London
The Cotswolds is easy to visit on a daytrip from London if you’re staying in the city. With a short train journey taking only 1 hour and 40 minutes directly from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh, a visit to the Cotswolds is well worth the time. Escape the bustling big city and indulge in the tranquil peacefulness of the Cotswolds for a day. Our 6-hour day tours of the Cotswolds will take you on a magical experience with stunning scenery of the Cotswolds rolling hills, picturesque hidden villages and charming Cotswolds market towns that ooze appeal. The Secret Cottage Tour is proud to say that it has many visitors from all over the world, most who stay in London when they are visiting England. Booking a daytrip to this beautiful part of the UK couldn’t be a better way of relaxing and seeing English countryside at its best.
Attractions in The Cotswolds
A day tour of the Cotswolds brings you to many popular Cotswolds attractions and some of the best and most exciting places to visit in the south-west of England. Here are some of the Cotswolds attractions are worth a visit:
The beautiful Blenheim Palace in Woodstock was home to the famous Churchill family. Sir Winston Churchill was born at the palace and proposed to his wife to be in the palace gardens. The once rundown Blenheim Estate was given to John Churchill by Queen Anne after his victory over France in the War of The Spanish Succession. When he was given the dilapidated home, she also gave him £240,00 to fund the rebuild of the estate. Blenheim Palace has become a major tourist attraction in the Cotswolds, with not only a majestic palace to walk around but views of some of the most idyllic scenery in the grounds.
Once called ‘The Venice of the Cotswolds’, Bourton-on-the-Water is extremely popular with tourists in the North Cotswolds all year round. Bourton is a pretty village centre that is centred around the River Windrush with perfectly kept grass areas to sit, friendly cafes and interesting gift shops. Visit The Model Village which is an exact replica of Bourton village built to waist height including trees, the church, houses and the river. Explore Birdland Park to see a wonderful sanctuary with hundreds of rare birds including penguins, cranes, flamingos and parrots.
Chastleton House was originally built by a local, wealthy wool merchant called Walter Johns and the stately home still retains many of its original features. A remarkable Jacobean 400-year-old house, Chastleton House is in the village of Chastleton between Chipping Norton and Moreton-in-Marsh. It was reportedly the home also owned by Robert Catesby who was one of the main figures involved in the Gunpowder Plot. It is believed that much of the planning and theories for blowing up parliament was done in Catesby’s room at Chastleton House. The beautiful home is now owned by the National Trust and has many visitors coming all year round.
Are You Planning a Daytrip to The Cotswolds?
This special Secret Cottage Tour takes you around North Cotswolds hidden villages, through charming market towns, showing you some of the most beautiful and picturesque views of the countryside. If you’re considering going to the Cotswolds, then make sure you book a 6-hour tour with the Secret Cottage Tour to get a true taste of the Cotswolds. Our guests won’t need to bring a packed lunch as we invite you in to our home to enjoy a homemade delicious buffet lunch. We also stop by at the Secret Cottage for a drink and pastry in the morning and give you a tasty traditional Cotswold cream tea in the afternoon. The Secret Cottage Tour loves to show guests the stunning area of the Cotswolds and our tours are a unique experience. Book your place today with the Secret Cottage Tour!