The Cotswolds is a region of rolling hills, hidden valleys and unspoilt towns and villages. Churches, cottages and high streets, built in the local Cotswold limestone glowing from silver grey to honey gold, give the region its much-loved look.
There are gardens, castles and museums, farm parks, wildlife and wetland centres waiting to be explored, from the historic and beautiful towns like Cirencester, Cheltenham and Stroud, to the ancient and enchanting Forest of Dean. There are more than 5,000km of footpaths and cycling routes, while the Cotswold Water Park is right on your doorstep for days of splashing fun! Look out for the delightful Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs, and the distinctive Old Gloucester cattle, responsible for the rich milk and cream that goes into delicious Double Gloucester cheese.
Click the links below to view them on the interactive map.
You're never far from the waterside at Hoburne Cotswold holiday park resort in Cirencester. The fishing is excellent, there are usually baby ducks and swans to feed, and the peace and quiet are just blissful. Boats of all kinds and a multitude of watersports are available nearby in the surrounding Cotswold Water Park, and there's more water fun to be enjoyed in our heated indoor and outdoor pools.
Prepare your taste buds for a selection of award-winning local food and drinks to taste and buy!
The Cotswolds Food & Drink Fayre will be taking place on Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of October 2016.
Tastings of artisan food & drink, demonstrations by Cotswolds' Celebrity Chefs, local wines, cheese and dairy products, cakes, pastries biscuits, confectionery and puddings and so much more!
Opening: 10am - 5pm
Join the 'Spooky Special' train from Cheltenham Racecourse or Toddington Station but hold on tight! - you never know what might happen as you make your way through the haunted Greet Tunnel on the approach to see the Wicked Witch of Winchcombe.
An illuminated celebration of Westonbirt's trees. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from the last weekend in November to the weekend before Christmas.
This year, we'll be operating three time slots for the event, so that you can pick the time that best suits you! These will be 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.
December 1 will see a lights-on extravaganza in Bourton-on-the-Water. The Christmas tree lights will be switched on at 6.30 p.m by Cotswold Life BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Mark Cummings, and the High Street will be shut to traffic for the evening.
As well as a trip from Santa and various attractions for children to enjoy, there will be a late-night shopping fair 4-9pm with plenty of stalls to browse for special Christmas gifts.
“A smashing little place and well worth it”
micky4649, September 2015, Trip Advisor, Cotswold Guest