New town information leaflets will enhance Cotswold visitor experience!

Release date: 21 June 2017

Visitors to the Cotswolds will now be able to pick up free leaflets which provide very useful information about key features and attractions in several market towns across the area.

Working with local Town Councils, Cotswolds Tourism has so far created leaflets for Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, and Tetbury, with more to follow on Cirencester, Chipping Campden and also a range of locations in West Oxfordshire.

Each leaflet provides a town map and details about local attractions, history, things to see and do, walks, events and festivals, and shopping and eating highlights.  Nearby places and attractions are also featured, encouraging visitors to stop off and explore locally. Additionally, the leaflets provide local visitor information locations, so that readers can contact them for further advice about getting the most out of their visit.

The leaflets will soon be available on local town websites, the Cotswolds Tourism website and in hard copy format at local visitor information centres.

Each participating Town Council has welcomed the introduction of the leaflets, and has contributed to the cost of printing.

For Moreton-in-Marsh, this is the first time that visitors have had access to such a comprehensive resource, and it provides an ideal opportunity to introduce the new Moreton Eight walking trail, as well as reminding people about the ever popular Blenheim Meadow walk. The leaflet for Stow on the Wold ensures visitors know about the town’s connections to the English Civil war and the historic wool trade.  Visitors to Tetbury will learn about the town’s medieval archaeological gems and its present day royal connections.

Cllr Sandra Ball, Heritage and Regeneration Committee Chair at Tetbury Town Council is very pleased with the town’s leaflet:

“It’s been great fun working with Cotswold District Council to produce a new visitor’s leaflet for Tetbury.  We put a lot of thought into the design and deciding what should go on the map and we hope that all those who use the leaflet will find it an easy and interesting way to navigate around the town.”

The long term aim for Cotswolds Tourism will be for all the market towns across the area to offer an information leaflet, as well as working with them on short social media films and new photography to show visitors the range of opportunities on offer.

Other towns that have not yet joined forces with Cotswolds Tourism on this initiative are encouraged to contact cotswoldstourism@cotswold.gov.uk  

ENDS

About Cotswolds Tourism

Cotswolds Tourism is the official Destination Management Organisation, promoting and marketing tourism across the Cotswolds. Cotswolds Tourism is a partnership of tourism businesses, supported by local authorities of Cheltenham Borough Council, Cotswold District Council, Stroud District Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council, West Oxfordshire District Council and the Cotswolds Conservation Board.  Cotswolds Tourism’s priority is to grow the area’s Visitor Economy by raising awareness of the destination and generating additional tourism visits and spend. 

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