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COVID19 Update

Here at Cotswolds Adventures we are taking the COVID19 epidemic very seriously. We are concerned about the safety of our clients and our driver-guides and as you can imagine this is a very difficult situation for the travel and tourism industry and especially for small tour...

4 Outdoors Activities To Try When The Lockdown Ends

We may all be in lockdown at the moment but this doesn’t mean you can’t make plans for later in the year when we can all enjoy the great outdoors again.

Get Close To Penguins At Cotswold Wildlife Park

Even though the Cotswold Wildlife Park is closed at the moment due to the government’s lockdown, visitors are still checking in on their favourite animals.

What Is So Special About Bourton-on-the Water?

A visit to Bourton-on-the-Water is nearly always on the list of things to do for those embarking on a Cotswolds villages tour. Read on to find out why.

Blenheim Palace Restores 2,000 Books

Blenheim Palace has completed a 16-year restoration of more than 2,000 books in time for World Book Day.

4 Of The Best Attractions In The Cotswolds

As a staycation idea, you know you’ll have a wonderful time away on Cotswolds tours this year - but where to go, what to do and what to see?

Cotswolds day trip from London

Cotswolds Day Trip from London Our Private Cotswold Tours make great day trips out of London If you are thinking about a Cotswolds day trip from London- then look no further than Cotswolds Adventures! The Cotswolds is only 90 minutes by train from London Paddington and is a great...

Cotswold Tours- Private Tours of the Cotswolds

Learn more about our private cotswold tours. See the best of the Cotswolds with a local driver-guide and see the places the larger tours cannot visit

Cotswolds Tours- What to expect

Bespoke Cotswolds Tours Cotswolds Adventures specialise in Private Cotswolds Tours See the beauty of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) and get off-the-beaten track with one of our Private Cotswolds Tours. The larger tour companies only visit the main towns and...
Cotswold Walks-Cotswolds Walking holidays

Cotswold Walks- Self guided cotswold walking holidays

Self guided cotswold walking holidays- Enjoy a Cotswolds hiking break Cotswolds Adventures self-guided cotswold walking holidays cover many of the beautiful cotswold walks the area has to offer. Our cotswold walking tours include your accommodation, maps, quality route notes and...
Hidcote Gardens

Hidcote Gardens – An English Classic

Hidcote – one of the country’s great gardens   Hidcote is an Arts and Crafts garden in the north Cotswolds, a stone’s throw from Stratford-upon-Avon. Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston its colourful and intricately designed...
Burford

Burford – Southern Gateway to Cotswolds

Burford Burford is situated in north Oxfordshire, twenty miles north of Oxford, and is considered the southern gateway to the Cotswolds. A beautiful old Cotswold town, its High Street sloping from the high Wolds, where you have beautiful views over the open countryside, down to...
Cotswolds Tours Photos- Lower Slaughter- Cotswolds, UK

The Old Mill at Lower Slaughter

History of the Old Mill at Lower Slaughter A Mill is recorded in the Doomsday Book of 1086 on the site of the The Old Mill. In the 14th Century it had begun to be known as Slaughter Mill and by the 18th Century had become independent of the manorial estate. In its later years The...

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...

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...
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