The region of the Cotswolds has been noted as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is the second largest in England and Wales, stretching over 800 square miles in the south-west of England. If you’re planning on visiting England during wintertime, then explore the stunning English countryside with a wonderful Cotswold guided tour. Many people come from worldwide to discover unique Cotswold tours, leaving them with an experience they will never forget. The Cotswolds spread through Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, parts of North Somerset and Wiltshire, all of which have a mass of stunning places, historical sites, and miles of open rolling countryside.
Oxfordshire Villages and Towns
Cotswold tours take you to quaint market towns such as Chipping Norton, Witney, Burford, and Woodstock, also exploring pretty Oxfordshire villages such as Chastleton, Kingham, Great Tew, Churchill, and Little Compton. Villages that you pass through on Cotswold tours are a picture-perfect vision of charming English country life, with a couple of local pubs, pretty village greens, a primary school, and a stunning village church. Cotswold Oxfordshire villages are often set high up on hills overlooking large expanses of the countryside or can be set next to beautiful, meandering rivers and wildflower meadows. Oxfordshire is perhaps most famously known to visitors for grand Oxford University and the beautiful city which has a fantastic shopping experience. Cotswold tours take you on a discovery of pretty villages and charming market towns passing by some of the most breath-taking views you will ever see. There are many historical stately homes such as the stunning Blenheim Palace in Woodstock which is perfect for picnics in the summer, set in 2,000 acres of beautiful grounds with trees and lakes.
The County of Gloucestershire
Experienced Cotswold tours in Gloucestershire will take you through many beautiful Cotswold villages, found down long, winding lanes with banks clouded with daffodils in the spring. There are many quaint villages to explore such as Bibury village which is close to Burford and has one of the most famous attractions known as Arlington Row, a cluster of tiny, beautiful weaver’s cottages with a wealth of history. The village of Bourton-on-the-Water has famous attractions such as the Model Village, Birdland Park, British Motoring Museum and the pretty centre of the village is set around the River Windrush and grass lawns. The Gloucestershire village of Lower Slaughter has a famous street called Copse Hill Road, which has won the ‘most romantic street in England’ award twice from Google Maps. There are many villages to explore on Cotswold tours and the pretty market towns also offer beautiful areas to walk and attractions to see. Gloucestershire towns include Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Lechlade, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Tetbury, Stroud, Fairford and Stow-on-the-Wold and many more.
Cotswold Tours in Warwickshire
If you’re exploring England, then Cotswold tours around the Warwickshire area will be an exciting experience to write home about. The interesting county of Warwickshire is perhaps most famous for Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare. Cotswold tours around Stratford will take you to many historical places such as Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and Shakespeare’s daughter’s home, Hall’s Croft. The Cotswolds is well-known for having some of the most beautiful castles in England and Warwick Castle is a popular attraction for Cotswold tours, a charming Medieval castle that was built in 1068 by William the Conqueror on the River Avon. Warwickshire has many pretty villages built in an interesting Tudor-style, incorporating the pale-yellow Cotswold limestone. Cotswold tours explore many areas and Warwickshire towns including Leamington Spa, Stratford-on-Avon, Kenilworth, Coventry, and Warwick.
The Secret Cottage Tour
If you’re coming to London and visiting England, then a tour in the Cotswolds will take you on a breath-taking experience around the area. The Secret Cottage Tour is a wonderful 6-hour tour in the north Cotswolds and a unique discovery if you’re visiting the region. We pick up our guests from Moreton-in-Marsh train station, so if you’re coming from London it’s only 1 hour and 40 minutes on a direct train from London Paddington. Not only do you have a wonderful tour of the Cotswolds with us, but you also get to have a tour inside our 400-year old home The Secret Cottage. The Secret Cottage is a typical Cotswold thatched cottage, hidden from the road in a village. We give our guests a delicious homemade buffet for lunch and a traditional Cotswold cream tea in the afternoon. We are proud of our 5-star genuine reviews on Trip Advisor and advise guests to book soon to avoid disappointment!