Autumn in the Cotswolds is beautiful and although this area of outstanding natural beauty feels like getting ready for winter, the views and sights are still stunning with an incredible vision of colours throughout the autumn trees. Drive through autumnal tunnels of trees where you will see woodlands with a variety of browns, reds, yellows and greens, the quintessential beauty of England in the autumn. A visit to the Cotswolds at this time of year is inspiring, beautiful and undoubtfully an experience you will never forget. All the seasons offer so much to see, with spring in the Cotswolds as breath-taking with the banks full of daffodils, bright green buds on the trees, lambs jumping through fields and wildflower meadows blossoming to life.
Beautiful Places to See
If you’re visiting the Cotswolds during the autumn, then there’s some beautiful views and countryside walks to discover. Blenheim Palace in Woodstock is famous for being the birthplace and family home of Sir Winston Churchill. The huge estate covers 2,000 acres of beautiful grounds, with plenty of wooded areas, acres of lawns and beautiful lakes to sit by. The mature trees at Blenheim are a wondering sight in the autumn, and as leaves change colours in the autumn sun, the air of winter feels very much on its way. Batsford Arboretum is also a wonderful place to visit, located just outside Moreton-in-Marsh and an incredible experience with hundreds of ancient trees and thousands of different plants. Family visits to the Cotswolds will enjoy the Cotswold Farm Park, owned by TV celebrity Adam Henson and near to Guiting Power. The farm park has many rare breeds of farm animals including pigs, sheep, cows and chickens. Located in a beautiful setting, the farm offers a great day out for adults and children.
Walking in the Cotswolds
If you love walking and you want to see the Cotswold countryside at its best, then it’s the perfect place to explore in the autumn. The Cotswold Trail, also known as the Cotswold Way is a walking trail that spreads across 102 miles, along the Cotswold escarpment from Chipping Campden all the way to the city of Bath. The Cotswold Way is a regular place to walk for the Ramblers Association and it was recognised in 1998 as a National Trail by the government. The trail has stunning views across the Vale of Gloucester and Evesham, overlooking many villages, churches, market towns, cities and incredible views of the English countryside. Cotswold locations such as Stroud, Cheltenham, Dursley, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tetbury and Bristol are just a few of the historical places you can see from the footpath. There’s plenty of pretty villages overlooking rivers, churches, ivy covered cottages, village greens and beautiful farms. The rolling landscape, the autumnal trees and the lush green countryside makes a beautiful vision of English countryside at its best.
A Secret Cottage Tour
The Cotswolds is the true picture-perfect countryside of England and it’s no wonder it has been named as the second largest area of outstanding natural beauty in England. Close to airports in the south-west of England and only 1 hour and 40 minutes on a direct train from London, the Cotswolds make for a perfect day trip in England. The Secret Cottage Tour offers 6-hour tours in the Cotswolds, led by a privately-run experienced team of friendly tour guides. We take out guests on an exciting tour of the Cotswolds for a day and invite you into our home The Secret Cottage to explore our 400-year old home. You can enjoy a delicious homecooked buffet for lunch and a tasty traditional Cotswold cream tea in the afternoon. We take you to explore hidden villages down country lanes, historical places, and you will delight in some of the most stunning views of the Cotswolds. The Secret Cottage Tour picks guests up from Moreton-in-Marsh train station in a luxury Mercedes minibus, then will return you after the tour so that you can be back in London in time for the evening.