Cotswold Breaks showcase:
Stratford upon Avon
Stratford upon Avon
Get up and go in the Cotswolds!
A Best Western countryside break to the Cotswolds is a quintessential English experience. The definition of 'Cotwolds' would be 'an area of gently hilly country'.
To the north are the well known villages of Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Campden whilst to the south you find the five stunning valleys around Stroud. Around the fringes are Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Gloucester.
The Cotswolds is recommended because of:
- Picturesque towns and quaint villages
- Cotswold Falconry Centre
- Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
- Forest of Dean Model Village
A short break in the Cotswolds will leave you totally refreshed and inspired.
So what is there to do in and around the Cotswolds?
Where do we start! There are literally hundreds of things to do around the Cotswolds.
Would-be witches and wizards will recognise some of the attractions around this beautiful part of the country, from the many adventures of Harry Potter. Gloucester Cathedral, and Oxford University formed much of the backdrop to several Hogwarts scenes. Budding Secret Agents are asked not to drive like their hero in and around the tranquil village of Bourton-on-the-Water where the film 'Die Another Day' was filmed. We have saved the best 'til last for you mums – Mr Darcy himself has graced locations in and around the Cotswolds, both in Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones (Luckington Court and Snowshill).
Get up close and personal with these amazing birds of prey at the Cotswold Falconry Centre at Moreton-in-Marsh. Owls, falcons, hawks and eagles are on view throughout the day. See these graceful birds in flight.
The Corinium Museum in Cirencester is an award winning museum housing a huge collection of Roman finds – special events are held throughout the year.
Fancy doing nothing in particular? Painwick Rococo garden is the answer. How about a charming meander around this unique 18th Century pleasure ground, set in a hidden Cotswolds valley. The little ones will enjoy exploring their own nature trail, and you grown ups will love exploring something that is more than just a garden!
Fancy travelling a little further afield?
Stratford-upon-Avon – is the birthplace of the original bard William Shakespeare, and is steeped in culture and history. Set in the truly beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, it is one of the favourite tourist destinations in the UK.
The Cotswolds will not only leave you refreshed, they will leave you invigorated and inspired. Make the Cotswolds your next short break destination with Best Western.