A two day tour winding through the pretty and scenic roads of the Cotswolds. This route includes small country towns, chocolate box villages and typically English countryside. Bought to you in association with Classic Travelling.
The honey-yellow stone towns and villages of the Cotswolds have enchanted visitors for generations and it is a perfect touring area with quiet, meandering roads and quaint architecture. The Thames has played a major role in the history of England through the centuries. It rises in the Cotswolds and flows some 210 miles to London and the sea. Villages and towns are scattered along its banks with pleasant walks and delightful scenery.
Today’s circular tour takes you round the northern part of the Cotswolds. Surrounded by rolling green hills, dotted with sheep that made the area so rich from the wool trade, visit the towns that prospered during those times. Start with Winchcombe, the Saxon capital of Mercia and the nearby Hailes Abbey. Nearby is the Bugatti Trust and Prescott Hill Climb which will appeal to many car enthusiasts.
Continue on to the quintessentially English, hilltop-village that is Snowshill, owned by the National Trust and then the pretty village of Broadway, just over the border in Worcestershire, where the Cotswolds join the Vale of Evesham. Broadway makes a great place to stop for lunch in one of the fine restaurants dotted along the wide main street. Proceed to Hidcote and the famous gardens and then on to Chipping Norton and Stow on the Wold.
Make your way to Woodstock and visit Blenheim Palace, home to the Dukes of Marlborough, and now a World Heritage Site. Then head through Minster Lovell to Burford and onto the exquisite villages of Bibury and Barnsley. Tour Chedworth Roman Villa before heading back to your hotel
Duration: 2 days/2 nights – this trip can be taken at any time to suit you. Accommodation can be via Classic Travelling recommendation, or of your own choice.
Tour book price: £20 for a pdf version, emailed (during working hours) for you to print at home (purchase via Classic Travelling website, link below)
What’s included in your tour book:
- Detailed narrative route directions (easy to follow), along with maps showing the route.
- Hotel and restaurant information, along with lunch/tea/coffee recommendations
- Information on the many places to visit and things to do and see in the areas you will pass through.
- A little bit of history on the area you’re visiting.
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