There are many adventurous tourist attractions in the Cotswolds and Cotswold tourism has never been so popular until recent years. Visitors discover that it is one of the most peaceful regions in the south-west of England stretching around 800 square miles. The beautiful Cotswold countryside is a complete contrast from any major city. Cotswolds day trips from London are easy with a direct train route coming from London Paddington, which proves very popular with guests who are travelling from abroad. A Cotswold day trip gives an experience beautiful English countryside at its best. Some of the many popular tourist attractions in the Cotswolds include Sudeley Castle, Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Chastleton House and Snowshill Manor which are both now owned by The National Trust. Birdland and the Model Village can be found in the nearby village of Bourton-on-the-Water, and The Cotswold Farm Park and The Cotswold Wildlife Park have fantastic days out for all the family.
Beautiful Cotswold Life
The Cotswold market towns were once the local place where Cotswold sheep were traded at the markets, when the Cotswolds was once of the largest providers to the European wool trade. Many of the market towns have magnificent town halls overlooking the square and stylish boutiques, friendly cafes, gift shops, pubs and restaurants. This beautiful region in England has picturesque countryside, quaint and pretty villages and many charming market towns that date back to Medieval times. The local stone is known as Cotswold stone, a warm honey-coloured limestone that has been used throughout towns and villages. Villages have nearby woodland and lovely thatched cottages that huddle together on roadsides. There’s beautiful wildflower cottage gardens, perfectly kept village greens and small primary schools for local children. Village life is full of community spirit and friendly faces, welcoming visitors to explore the beautiful surroundings.
Cotswold Villages and Towns
The beautiful Cotswolds stretches across hundreds of miles of countryside where pretty market towns and charming villages dwell in peaceful surroundings. The Cotswolds area expands across several counties including Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Somerset and Warwickshire. The Cotswolds is believed to have some of the largest conservation areas in any English regions that tourists and visitors love to explore. Discover beautiful town such as Cheltenham, or the pretty market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton, Woodstock, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden and Burford. Ancient villages are hidden down long country lanes where you may find Bourton-on-the-Water, Lower Slaughter, the village of Broadway, Kingham Village or the idyllic village of Great Tew. Some of the most impressive gardens can be found in the north Cotswolds, with beautiful stately homes such as Sezincote Manor, Hidcote Manor, Bourton House and the beautiful Batsford Arboretum which is breath-taking in autumn. Unsurprisingly, the Cotswolds has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is one of the largest named areas in England.
Secret Cottage Tours
The Secret Cottage tour is a wonderful experience for visitors to England. Discover the most beautiful part of England and learn about the inspiring Cotswold history. If you’re staying in London or close by, then there’s a direct train from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh only taking 1 hour and 40 minutes. Our luxury Mercedes minibus picks guests up from the train station for a unique 6-hour tour of the Cotswolds. There’s no need to bring food as you will be invited to our 400-year old home The Secret Cottage for a personal tour and a delicious homecooked buffet lunch. We also provide a tasty traditional Cotswold cream tea for everyone in the afternoon. Our experienced guides will show you stunning Cotswold stately homes, chocolate box villages, charming market towns and some of the most awe-inspiring Cotswold views around. We operate private family-run tours so we guarantee that you will have a wonderful experience. Discover the Cotswolds in the perfect way and relish in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, giving you a true sense of English heritage. If you are planning your trip to England, then don’t miss out – book your Secret Cottage tour today, to avoid disappointment. Read our 5-star reviews on Trip Advisor!