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Tetbury- Cotswolds Market Town

History of Tetbury  The first written record of Tetbury occurs in 681 AD, when Ethelred of Mercia gave 15 acres of land near ‘Tette’s monastery’ to the abbey of Malmesbury. Who Tette was we do not know for certain, but we do know that a woman of that name was...

Malmesbury- “Queen of Hilltop Towns”

Malmesbury- An Introduction Atop a perfect flat hill encircled by the River Avon at the southern entrance to the Cotswolds, sits Malmesbury, said to be the oldest continually inhabited town in England. Malmesbury is rightly called the “Queen of Hilltop Towns” being England’s...

Private Cotswolds Tours- Sample Itinerary

 What to expect on a Private Cotswolds Tour Our driver-guide will pick up your group (up to 7 people) at 10am from your location of choice in the Cotswolds. We use a luxury Japanese MPV which is very comfortable and its height gives great views over the surrounding countryside....
Snowshill in the Cotswolds

Snowshill-“Snozzle”?

Information about Snowshill Pronounced Snowshill by the locals, Snowshill is a charming little village hidden away in the hillside below Oates Hill along the Cotswold escarpment near to the villages of Broadway, Buckland and Laverton. A small village green and 19th century...
Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds

Bourton-on-the-Water- Venice of the Cotswolds

A short history of Bourton-on-the-Water Affectionately known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water is probably the most touristed village in the whole of the Cotswolds area. The River Windrush runs through the centre of town spanned by a series of pretty bridges...
Cotswolds-Lavender

Cotswold Lavender

Cotswold Lavender in Snowshill The Cotswold Lavender in Snowshill near Broadway is one of the highlights of the Cotswolds calendar. Usually in bloom from June to July the purple lavender fields really are a sight to behold. Cotswold Lavender has been growing lavender since 2000...

Cotswolds Adventures

Cotswolds Adventures coming this summer 2014 So its been a long time in the making but we are finally getting close to launching our new baby ‘Cotswolds Adventures’. After 9 great years in Japan we have decided to return back to the UK and base ourselves there for the...