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Painswick Rococo Garden

History of Painswick Rococo Garden Painswick House was built in the mid 1730s. Its owner, the asthma suffering, Charles Hyett came to Painswick to escape the smog of Gloucester and named his new house ‘Buenos Ayres’. Sadly this move was not enough and he died soon...

Private Cotswolds Tours- Sample Itinerary

 What to expect on our Private Cotswolds Tours 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...

Castle Combe- “Prettiest Village in England”

  History of Castle Combe Castle Combe was voted ‘pretties village in England’ in 1961 and it is easy to see why. The Romans are known to have but a fort named ‘Castle Hill’ here due to its proximity to the Fosse Way, which required fonts all along its...

Lacock Village-

History of Lacock Centred around a grid of four streets Lacock has changed little in the past 200 years. The name Lacock has its origins in Saxon times when settlers living by the Bide Brook named it Lacuc to ‘Little Stream’. Lacock was recorded in the Domesday Book...

Lacock Abbey- South Cotswolds

History of Lacock Abbey Lacock Abbey, dedicated to St Mary and St Bernard, was founded in 1229 by the widowed Lady Ela the Countess of Salisbury, who laid the abbey’s first stone 16 April 1232, in the reign of King Henry III, and to which she retired in 1238. Her late...

Cotswold Wildlife Park

  The Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens exhibits over 260 different species of animals and is the largest privately owned zoological collection in the UK. The Park is set in 160 acres (0.65 km2) of landscaped parkland and gardens 2 miles south of Burfo...

Bibury-“the most beautiful village in England”

Bibury is a charming, typically Cotswold, village just a short drive from “The Capital of the Cotswolds”, Cirencester. Bibury was once described by William Morris (1834-96) as “the most beautiful village in England”. A picture of Bibury is seen on the...
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Guiting Power- Cotswolds Village

The typical Cotswolds village of Guiting Power lies on a tributory of the river Windrush, its russet-coloured houses clustered round a sloping green. There was a late Anglo-Saxon settlement on this site, when it was called Gyting Broc. The buildings are restored by a self-help...

Chavenage House-unchanged for 400 years

Chavenage House is an Elizabethan era manor house northwest of Tetbury, in the Cotswolds area of Gloucestershire, England. It is constructed of Cotswold stone, with a Cotswold stone tiled roof. Particularly famous features of the house are the two tapestry rooms Cromwell’s...

Bibury Trout Farm

  Bibury Trout Farm is one of Britain’s oldest, and certainly most attractive, Trout Farms. Founded in 1902, by the famous naturalist Arthur Severn, to stock the local rivers and streams with the native Brown Trout it now covers 15 acres in one of the most beautiful valleys...