10 photos to inspire you to visit the Cotswolds, England

By Mamta Naidu
In England
Sep 24th, 2017
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10 photos to inspire you to visit the Cotswolds

10 photos to inspire you to visit the cotswolds

10 photos to inspire you to visit the Cotswolds

10 photos to inspire you to visit the Cotswolds

That’s an old watermill behind me. Old Watermills and Windmills are quite popular and well-preserved in this part of the world.

10 photos to inspire you to visit the Cotswolds

10 photos to inspire you to visit the Cotswolds

10 photos to inspire you to visit the Cotswolds

10 photos to inspire you to visit the Cotswolds

Here’s where Jane Austin and her mother Cassandra Austin stayed in the Cotswolds for a while with her mother’s cousin Reverend Thomas Leigh.

10 photos to inspire you to visit the Cotswolds

10 photos to inspire you to visit the Cotswolds

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10 photos to inspire you to visit the Cotswolds10 photos to inspire you to visit the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are the quintessence of a picturesque countryside. It is synonymous to market villages, sheep grazing over rolling hills, thatched-roof cottages made of honey-coloured limestone and meadows as far as your eyes can see.

It feels like you’re walking right through the settings of a romantic English novel from another era.

No wonder, some of the Cotswolds villages severed as a filming location for many popular movies such as Harry Potter, Brave Heart, Pride and Prejudice, and The Holiday among others.

Not for nothing, the Cotswolds is also part of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It covers about 800 square miles across the English counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Wiltshire. It is the largest of 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales.  Also, what’s interesting to note is that the houses in the Cotswolds abide by the strict laws of using only Oolitic limestone (formed during the Jurassic period) to build or renovate the buildings to keep the tradition. 

The Cotswolds is also known for its pub meals made of local produce, quirky shops, farmers markets and unique festivals.

You ought to try the traditional afternoon tea called cream tea with an array of sweet accompaniment.

 

Travel tips:

  • Makes for a great day trip or also for an excellent weekend getaway from London.
  • Best way to visit the Cotswolds is renting a car and driving around the towns and villages.
  • If you have just one day to spend, Secret cottage tour will be the perfect way to enjoy the Cotswolds.
  • There are many options for a day trip from the Cotswolds including Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Bristol, Cheltenham, Woodstock.

 

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4 Responses to “10 photos to inspire you to visit the Cotswolds, England”

  1. Alyssa says:

    LOVE the thatched roofs in the Cotswolds! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Pradeep says:

    Hi Mamta, I is a great description of a beautiful place. Photographs are of exceptional quality.
    Great going! Keep it up.

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