Welcome to the Cotswolds

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The Cotswolds covers an area of gentle hilly countryside occupying the area between Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-Upon-Avon. It is one of England's favourite destinations and a 'must see' at any time of year.

Reasons to visit

  • Cotswold limestone villages   
  • Historic market towns 
  • Beautiful rural countryside
  • Award winning attractions
  • Friendly country pubs and restaurants 
  • Welcoming places to stay
  • Festivals and events

Planning your visit

The Cotswolds is a great place to visit for a holiday or short break. We can help to make planning your next trip as easy as possible:

  • Annual Cotswolds visitor guide - containing information about the area and where to stay
  • Festivals and events - the area enjoys a wide and varied calendar all year round
  • Visitor information centres - friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • We look forward to welcoming you to the Cotswolds.


The Cotswolds have a little bit of something for everybody, whether it be the wonderful array of gar
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The Cotswold Way. There are over 3000 miles of public footpaths in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding
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Where to stay

The Cotswolds has a fantastic range of award-winning accommodation so you will be spoilt for choice
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Cotswold District Council
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