The Cotswolds is one of England's favourite destinations to rent a holiday home and enjoy the beautiful landscape, charming villages and fine local pubs. Located less than an hour from London and 30 minutes from Oxford, the Cotswolds holiday accommodation make an ideal base if you are looking to visit other popular destinations of interest. You will also find this outstanding area is home to many world famous locations such as Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford Upon Avon and one of England's number one tourist destinations, Bath. The Cotswolds are also a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and have been since 1966 thanks to a landscape quality comparable to that of some of England's most beautiful National Parks. Be sure to experience as much as you can in the Cotswolds, because with so many historical sites of interest, excellent walking opportunities, and wonderful towns and cities, it's hard to fit it all into one holiday.
Experience the Great Outdoors – Cotswolds Holiday Cottages
You're sure to experience quintessential Britain here in the Cotswolds' holiday cottages as the village streets are lined with limestone cottages and traditional pubs. Another thing England is famous for are the seemingly endless expanses of countryside, which aren't in short supply in the Cotswolds. Be it guided or unguided, the Cotswolds' hilly landscape make it an ideal destination for walking enthusiasts of all abilities. If you're looking for an easy-going trail, the Cotswolds Line is a trail that will lead you through undemanding and moderate terrain, as well as leading you through quaint towns and villages such as Chipping Campden and Broadway. For a more strenuous trek, the Cotswold Triangle will take you to and through the towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Winchcombe via a range of steep hills. The walks also open up great opportunities to visit historical sites such as Tewkesbury Abbey and the Church of St. John the Baptist, located in Cirencester.
Holiday Cottages in the Cotswolds Offer plenty of Opportunities
Depending upon the time of year you choose to book your Cotswold holiday accommodation, there are many interesting local events such as the Badminton Horse Trials and the Chipping Campden Literature Festival. Cheltenham is a particularly popular destination in the area as it hosts a variety of wonderful festivals all year round.