I am lucky to live in one of the most beautiful parts of England. The Cotswolds is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is a highly sought after area to move to and house prices can be ridiculous. I live in the northern part of the area so my recommendations cover the northern section here. If you are looking for budget friendly ways to travel around the UK you will find some great advice here
You can discover over one thousand years of history. There are country walks a plenty you could take in part of the Cotswold way which starts and ends In Chipping Campden all the way to Bath. The northern section of the Costswolds borders Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire. You can easily take a trip into Stratford-upon-Avon and visits the shakespeare houses, or a spot of culture at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Warwick and its amazing castle is just 10 miles away take a look at what you can do in Warwickshire
This bustling market town in the north Cotswolds is filled with ancient churches, glorious gardens, stately homes, country pubs and friendly locals. Time your visit when the monthly market is on at the town hall, where you can find crafts, gifts, cakes, clothes and handmade goods.
A visit to Chipping Campden is a must its a gorgeous little town with quaint shops and even a Milliner who has made hats for Royalty and the famous Louise Pocock Millinery is well worth a visit. You are allowed at certain times in the year to park in the main school car park for a donation. There is also a lovely kitchen shop Robert Welch on the lower high street. There are lots of cute little gift shops. I can also recommend the Cotswold House Hotel for lunch or Dinner. For an amazing brunch you cannot go wrong with Huxley’s, for an lovely afternoon tea try The Bantam Tea Rooms. For something more special The Fish Hotel is nearby. For a more pocket friendly lunch try The Volunteer Inn at the bottom end of the high street. Julia at Cotswoldlifestyle has many more Cotswold travel tips.
Broadway and Broadway Tower
William Morris used this extraordinary folly on the Cotswold Ridge. You too can enjoy its spectacular views, architecture and setting. The can take a walk down from this stunning tower into Broadway Village.
I recommend a visit to the Broadway Deli
Beautiful Batsford – a wild garden for all seasons. 56 acres of breathtaking woodland garden, Batsford is a world of trees and so much more. Visit the award-winning visitor centre Gift & Garden Shop, Plant Centre & Garden Terrace Café.
If you are interested in gardening and conservation check out these tips Here
Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park
Ideal visit with Children
Adam Henson established the farm in1971 as the home of rare breed conservation, Cotswold Farm Park offers a fun-filled day out. Children can interact closely with the animals in the Touch Barn and there’s also a wildlife walk, adventure playground and farm safari.
Snowshill Lavender Farm
Just outside the village of Snowshill are the most stunning Lavender fields where you can discover a third generation working farm. Cotswold Lavender has become a staple item in my home. I keep a bottle of their sleep spray next to my bed to help me get a good nights sleep. The Tea rooms where you can have the most delicious cream tea, herbal teas and even lavender tea plus various vegan treats. You can also purchase Lavender plants and all Lavender related perfumes oils, soaps and toiletries galore.