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, and now that travel restrictions in the UK have eased after lockdown we can go and explore them all.
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.
Please note: Facilities and businesses in the towns and villages we mention may be closed at the moment. Government advice is to avoid public transport so don’t travel by train or bus. Please be mindful of the people who live locally. If you decide to travel, check whether car parks are open before you set off and adhere to social distancing guidelines on your visit.
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