The England of chocolate box covers, of cozy period dramas, in Cotswold you can explore the charming villages and choose which cottage you would most definitely live in.
You may choose to wander around gardens like Blenheim Palace, or down a glorious avenue of trees at Westonbirt Arboretum, because whatever you choose the countryside is never too far away to enjoy the variety of outdoor leisure pursuits or cycle along at your own pace. There are an abundance of animal attractions, where your little ones can get up close with animals, as well as collection of animals from around the world, with many stories to tell.
You’ll never be short of things to do, as a visit to the Cotswolds allows you to unwind and experience the attractions on offer on a relaxing day out.
There is also a Cotswold stone model village, and of course a visit wouldn’t be the same without thrill-seekers’s surfing of the Severn Bore inland wave or experiencing the exhilaration of boarding at Stroud’s Rush Skate park of the countryside.
- Explore the traditional Cotswold villages
You can go to Bourton-on-the-Water with its trickling waterways or the nearby village of Lower Slaughter which are attractive and pretty much picture-perfect.
- Corinium Museum, Cirencester
Located at the heart of the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’, you can admire highly significant finds from the Roman town of Corinium and much more than that, as the museum is charting the development of the Cotswolds to the modern day. Discover thousands of objects on display, each with a story to tell, from Roman mosaics, to Medieval sculpture, as well as the education centre that ensure a changing programme of activities with a Cafe attached. Individual and family museum memberships are available, as well as a gift shop, facilities for hearing impaired visitors, parking areas and toilets for disabled visitors and catering.
- Snowshill Manor and Garden, Snowshill, Gloucestershire
The view of Snowshill Manor is no ordinary view for visitors, as Mr. Charles Paget Wade, who embodied his family motto ‘Let nothing perish’, inherited wealth amassing a spectacular collection of extraordinary objects. On winter weekends in November the Manor is open and the Priest’s House and shop are open from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm. Laid out theatrically, it has 22,000 or so unusual objects such as splendid suits of Samurai armour and is surrounded by a terraced garden in the Arts & Crafts style. The nearest major road is A44, but there are also bus castle ways services from Cheltenham to Broadway. There are facilities for the disabled and visually impaired visitors (such as audio tours, parking areas, ramp access), as well as a Childrens Play Area, Plant Sales, Catering, Picnic Site and On-site coach.