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|Welcome To The Cotswolds
The ‘Cotswolds Area’ officially spreads across 790 square miles, settled within the northern part of the southwest region of England and encompassing the six English counties of Wiltshire, Worcestershire, North East Somerset, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Bath and Oxfordshire.
The Cotswolds has officially been named as the UK’s largest “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” and has become a favourite location for both the British and tourists from far and wide. There are many reasons why this picturesque area has stood out to ‘want to be visitors’. With the hillsides (otherwise known as ‘wolds’) as a perfect backdrop for a relaxing holiday in the stunning countryside, with river valleys, water meadows and the ageless villages constructed from the local golden-coloured limestone. The architecture has certain uniqueness about it that one would struggle to not fall in love with! Quite simply an outstanding destination to experience a bit more of what the UK has to offer, it is so easy to imagine yourself back in the 1700’s as many of the market towns have preserved the look and feel of a bygone era.
The area is full of quaint towns and absolutely wonderful countryside just waiting to be explored, with some of the more popular towns used as a base when touring the Cotswolds. Areas such as Gloucester, Stroud, Warwick, Malvern, Oxford, Stratford Upon Avon, Swindon, Worcester and Cheltenham.
The City of Gloucester is situated on the East bank of the River Severn and sheltered to the east by the majestic Cotswolds, to the West is the wonderful Forest of Dean and to the North the rolling Malvern Hills. It is easily accessible by the excellent road and rail links, helping to draw in tourists from all over the country. It has a vibrant and unique variety of attractions ranging from its historical Roman foundations, from the resplendent Norman Cathedral to the more recent Victorian Docklands and museums. Visitors will find an energetic city centre offering a huge range of specialist shops, markets, affordable accommodation, tea rooms, restaurants, wine bars and pubs, local produce is widely used offering food and drink to suit the most discerning palate. Gloucester city is often used as a well located base when touring the Cotswolds and surrounding areas, it is also ideal for weekend city breaks, Gloucester has plenty to offer with a great selection of festivals and local events taking place. Check out our great hotel deals –>