The Cotswolds Holidays

The Cotswolds are one of England's picture perfect regions, characterized by quaint villages with stone houses and green countryside.
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The most popular (and, usually, sunniest) time to visit Bath, Bristol and the Cotswolds is in the summer when the weather is warmer and daylight lasts long into the evening (but bring a rain jacket no matter ... Read more
what). Though visiting in autumn and spring means more grey skies and drizzle, you’ll encounter fewer crowds and have the chance to see the region at its loveliest: blooming daffodils in the spring and changing leaves in the fall. You’ll also find cheaper rates at hotels. Winters can be dreary with grey skies, rain, and very short daylight hours; some attractions also close down. However, you’ll still find plenty of indoor attractions to keep you busy (and plenty of cider to warm you up).

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Menlo Park

This area of small, beautiful villages, rolling hills were once wealthy from the wool trade. Today, they are a time capsule of a simpler time, with historic pubs, country roads to wander, and a wealth of Georgian architecture.

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Mumbai (Bombay)

The English countryside towards the West Central running North to South is called Cotswolds. It is not exactly a region with borders or map but it encompasses various other villages from different county like Oxfordshire, Gloucestshire, Warwickshire. This countryside has made its mark on the tapestry of English lifestyle and architecture with its distinctive rooftops on cottages. The region depicts a fairytale like village and probably are a source of inspiration for all the cottages in fairytales. The villages have their individual and local areas of expertise for instance Burford is known for its quintessential Cotswold layout and the Lions of Cotswolds a.k.a Sheep that yield wool for the traditional industry of the country. If you are a family or leisure traveler looking for somewhere to escape from the frenzy of city life I recommend Cotswolds as a reliable remedy.

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Abergavenny

Lovely countrysides and views, with plentiful picturesque villages and more to see.

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Lincoln

Beautiful countryside with rolling hills and attractive villages with the buildings built from the beautiful honey coloured stone that you will only find in the Cotswolds. Burford just off the A40 between Oxford and Cheltenham is a fine example with its steep high st. with touristy shops.

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London

Not entirely sure why Gogobot has this as the catchall for the region around Oxfordshire, but you really can't go wrong with it as a weekend escape from London.

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London

Gorgeous countryside an hour and a half outside of London -- small villages, lovely country walks, homey pubs for lunch or a pint, and gardens to visit

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Portland

The beautiful, picturesque Cotswolds are a must for anyone who loves old houses and pure, quintessential English countryside. Good walking paths, too, although most people come here by car.

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London

If your happy to drive, also well worth spending a day or two driving through.

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Huntington Beach
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So Beautiful!
I like being based in Glouchestershire and if you can stay in a manor home.
It is a really wonderful way to experience the countryside.
You will get the true country experience.
If your budget allows I love the Greenway and Calcot Manor.

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Lovely cream teas in a beautiful setting !

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