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The 13 best things to do in the Cotswolds

Technically speaking, the Cotswolds stretch from just south of Stratford-upon-Avon to slightly south of Bath: which means that the best things to do in Cotswolds encompass a pretty solid area. The boundaries of counties including Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire are covered. Characterized by cute small towns and villages built from Cotswold stone, the region is (unsurprisingly) designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Chocolate box cottages, miniature canals, cheap hotels, rolling hills and an exceptionally high standard of produce—if you’re not sold already, read on, as we’ve rounded up the very best things to do in the Cotswolds. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 10 best cheap hotels in the Cotswolds

With its flashy spas and boutique hotels, a trip to the Cotswolds isn’t cheap – but those gorgeous views of rolling hills don’t necessarily have to come at a premium. From ancient inns with exposed beams galore to swish country apartments, we’ve rounded up the best budget accommodation so all you have to worry about is which fireside pub you’ll be cosying up in after all those hillside hikes. And you know what? That means all the more money to spend on hiking kit, pints in pubs, membership at Soho Farmhouse or any of the other great things to do in the Cotswolds. Perfect!