Here in an area bounded by Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon
you'll find some of the finest landscape in England.
Cotswold towns and villages such as Burford, Bibury
and Bourton-on-the-Water are world famous and
remain largely unchanged since their creation
in medieval England centuries ago. This was when
the wealth of the wool trade left its mark in
the high quality stone buildings for which the
area is renowned.
lies in the heart of the Cotswolds, only 4 miles
from Northleach, famed for its magnificent
church of St Peter and St Paul which is claimed
to be the "Cathedral of the Cotswolds".
Nearby, the River Windrush flows through the centre
of Bourton-on-the-Water, creating a very
picturesque village scene.
At nearly 800ft,
Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest of the
Cotswold towns and is famous as a centre for antiques.
The Roman Fosse Way from Cirencester to Leicester
passes through it and it probably dates from a
prehistoric fortified settlement on top of the
decide to stay for a few days in the area you
will find plenty of places to visit and sites
to enjoy, in these market towns or quiet villages
and hamlets. There is a wide range of accommodation
nearby from small hotels to B&B's, self catering
accommodation or campsites. For further details
about the area, go to www.cotswold.gov.uk