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What are the Cotswolds famous for? Travel Guide

An expert guide to a weekend in the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds is a rural area of south central England covering parts of 6 counties.
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What are the Cotswolds famous for? Travel Guide

Discover The Cotswolds - The Cotswolds take in parts of the English counties of Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire. Find out what you can do and see in The Cotswolds with airGads.com and then book flights, car rental, and hotels in England using our site's easy system.


The demise of the Cotswolds, and their good fortune now, was the result of the growing manufacture of cloth in the 16th and 17th centuries, forgetting the wool industry and forgetting the Cotswolds. Hence the villages have undertaken no change for 300 years and are now to be marvelled at for their perfect preservation and beauty that only exists in this most unique of regions in the United Kingdom.


6 Best Places to Visit in The Cotswolds (England):


1. Blenheim Palace


Blenheim Palace Cotswolds (England)  

 This magnificent mansion is located on the outskirts of the small town of Woodstock on the A44, about 20 minutes from Oxford. Designated as a World Heritage Site - one of the greatest buildings in the world with a magnificent art collection. Extensive 'Capability' Brown landscaped Park. 


2. Charlecote Park

 

Charlecote Park Cotswolds (England)

The House is lucy's family home, started in 1551 and located next to the Avon River in the heart of the old deer park with views of Stratford-upon-Avon a few miles away. Capability Brown landscaped the grounds and Queen Elizabeth I stayed. Shakespeare poached deer here. A beautiful house and well worth a visit.  

 

3. Chedworth Villa

 

Chedworth Villa

 The remains of one of the largest Roman villas in the country are located in the wooded Cotswold Combe. More than a mile of walls remain, there are many beautiful mosaics, two bathrooms, a fire, a water mausoleum and a toilet. Excavated in 1864, the site still bears a Victorian character, and the site museum also houses objects from the villa. A 15-minute audiovisual presentation gives visitors an insight into the history of this fascinating place.Located at Yanworth, near Cheltenham.



   

4. Coughton Court


Coughton Court Cotswolds (England)

Coughton Court is one of the great Tudor houses and has been home to the Throckmorton family since 1409. The house has great collections of furniture, porcelain and paintings. The grounds have two churches, a lake, a riverside walkway, a walled formal garden and a swamp garden. It is close to Alcester, about a 20-minute drive from Broadway.

 

5. Chastleton House


Chastleton House Cotswolds (England)


Chastleton House is one of the finest and most complete Jacobite houses in England and was competed in 1612. The same family has occupied the house for nearly 400 years with little or no update. The rules of croquet are written here. Since the acquisition of the property, the National Trust has focused on preserving it rather than returning it to its original state. It is close to chastleton village, a few miles from Moreton-in-Marsh off the A44.

6. Warwick Castle


Warwick Castle Cotswolds (England)

Ancestral home of Earl warwick and "king maker". Warwick Castle is england's finest medieval castle dating back to the days of William the Conqueror and brings life back to 1,000 years of history. Many attractions including periodic dueling, fencing and birds of prey. Allow a whole day to visit.


Other Places to visit: Corinium Museum, Gloucester Cathedral, Holst Museum, Kelmscott Manor, Owlpen Manor, Rollright Stones, Roman Baths, Shakespeare - Stratford-Upon-Avon, Snowshill Manor, Stanway House, Sudeley Castle

 


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