Cotswolds Tours - Places to Visit
by Cotswold Taxis

These beautiful Cotswold villages are just some of the outstanding examples of those that will be visited on your tailored tour.

From the historic buildings of Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-on-Avon to the majestic beauty of the grounds and gardens at Blenheim Palace.

Guided tours of the Cotswolds are one of our specialities. We are an independent Private Hire Travel Company operating from Moreton in Marsh and Broadway, specialising in luxury tours of the Cotswolds.

Tour of the Cotswolds, there are too many beautiful Hamlets, Villages and Towns to mention, many of which are often missed if you are not familiar with the region.

Just tell us what you would like from your tour, and we will put together an itinerary for you, ensuring an enjoyable, memorable visit.

We can collect and return you to any UK airport, and also recommend local accommodation to suit your budget.

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Cotswolds for beginners

The Cotswolds area is a range of gently rolling hills in England, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just west of London (90 minutes by rail or car), the Cotswolds is an easily accessible area around 100 miles (160km) north to south.

'Cotswolds' is a combination of two very old English words. Everyone's pretty much agreed that Wolds are gentle hills. And most people agree that 'Cots' are sheep enclosures. So 'Cotswolds' probably just means an area of gentle hills with plenty of sheep around.

The Cotswolds is an area of gentle hills with stone walls criss-crossing the picturesque Cotswold landscape with hidden river valleys and distinctive market towns and villages made of the famous Cotswold stone. Many Cotswold villages have enigmatic names such as The Slaughters, Stow-on-the-Wold, The Oddingtons, Ampney Crucis and Guiting Power.

Centuries ago the Cotswolds was made wealthy by the wool trade, and the results of that wealth can be seen in the many fine manor houses and churches throughout the area.

Among the British themselves, the Cotswold area is well loved as the ideal place to escape for a few days. Cotswold summer days are relaxed and long, but log fires in winter, spring bluebells or autumn colours are all good reasons why visitors come to the Cotswolds at any time of year.

The Cotswolds today offers wonderful gardens to visit, many sporting and arts festivals, historic and friendly country pubs for lunch, antique shops to visit and plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, riding and other outdoor activities.

Cheltenham, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon - all nearby - offer further opportunities for shopping and cultural activities and make this an excellent touring base. It's a place to stay, not to rush through.

Beautiful villages such as Snowshill and Painswick nestle in the Cotswold Hills, sure to delight any visitor. Historical market towns such as Tetbury, Stroud and Cirencester offer excellent local shopping with thriving markets bursting with local produce. For those visitors looking to enjoy the coutryside from a more urban base the larger towns of Gloucester, with it's historic waterfront, and Regency Cheltenham Spa offers impressive architecture, stylish shopping and world-class horse racing.

Extract from the Official Cotswolds Website


Cotswolds Towns & Villages

  • BanburyBathBibury
    BlockleyBourton on the WaterBradford-on-Avon
    Castle CombeCharlburyCheltenham
    ChippenhamChipping CampdenChipping Norton
    Chipping SodburyCirencesterCoberley
    CorshamCotswold Water ParkEvesham
    FairfordGloucesterGuiting Power
    LechladeLedburyLower Slaughter
    WoodstockMinchinhamptonMinster Lovell
    Moreton in MarshNailsworthNorthleach
    Shipston on StourSlimbridge WWTSnowshill
    StantonStow on the WoldStratford-upon-Avon
    Upper SlaughterUpton-upon-SevernWarwick


Historical & Cultural Cotswolds Sites

  • Berkeley CastleBlenheim PalaceBroadway Tower
    Broughton CastleBuscot ParkCharlecote Park
    Chastleton HouseChedworth VillaCorinium Museum
    Coughton CourtGreat Coxwell BarnGloucester Cathedral
    Hailes AbbeyHailes ChurchHolst Museum
    Farnborough HallKelmscott ManorLodge Park
    Sherborne EstateLongleat HouseMalmesbury Abbey
    Newark ParkOwlpen ManorPershore Abbey
    Prinknash AbbeyRagley HallLongborough Opera
    Rodmarton ManorRollright StonesRoman Baths
    Rousham HouseSalisbury CathedralShakespeare
    Snowshill ManorStanway HouseSudeley Castle
    Sulgrave ManorWarwick CastleWorcester Cathedral

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