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Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers. To arrange what you want to do in Cotswolds, use our United Kingdom trip builder site.
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Top Cotswolds tours
Cotswolds Villages Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Oxford BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $108
Duration: 7 hours
England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $130
Duration: 12 hours
Places to visit in Cotswolds
Gloucester BEST FOR: Church, Historic Walking Area, Specialty Museum Cheltenham BEST FOR: Spa, Nightlife, Park Tetbury BEST FOR: Garden, Architectural Building, Gift & Specialty Shop Bourton-on-the-Water BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Landmark, Wildlife Area Cirencester BEST FOR: Outdoor Activity, Specialty Museum, Religious Site
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