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Recommended Cotswold attractions

Jeremy Clarkson standing outside the sign for his Diddly Squat Farm Shop in the Cotswolds
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Clarkson's Farm

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This total wazzock somehow managed to persuade Amazon to pay him (yes, pay him) to promote his new business venture! Taking a lead from Banksy with the self-deprecating name of his farm shop, he's absolutely coining it by flogging candles purporting to smell like his testicles.

A refreshing gin & tonic from The Cotswolds Distillery in Oxfordshire
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The Cotswolds Distillery

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The first full-scale distillery in the Cotswolds, their multi award-winning products have gained fans far and wide. Book a tour of their distillery in Stourton where at the end you'll get to sample their fine range of spirits and liqueurs.

The beer & spirits shop at Hook Norton Brewery in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire
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Hook Norton Brewery

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Beautifully situated in its Cotswold Hills landscape, this proudly independent and passionate family business takes the very best of its handcrafted brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approach.

Key attractions in the Cotswolds

 Aerial view of Blenheim Palace in the Cotswolds at Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Blenheim Palace

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A visit to Blenheim Palace offers an unforgettable experience. It’s a chance to share the splendours of Baroque architecture, to wonder at the collections of art, tapestry and antiques, and to explore the Park and Gardens and discover landscapes.

Rhinos grazing on the front lawn at the Cotswolds Wildlife Park & Gardens in Oxfordshire

Cotswold Wildlife Park

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Get eye-to-eye with giraffe, watch rhinos grazing on Gothic Manor House lawns or walk with lemurs. With over 260 different animal species in over 120 acres of beautiful parkland & gardens, there's plenty of space to relax and get closer to wildlife!

Riverside view of Warwick Castle in the Cotswolds in Warwickshire

Warwick Castle

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Experience one thousand years of jaw-dropping history; great battles, ancient myths, spellbinding tales, pampered princesses (bit like modern day Britain, eh?). With so much to see and do, Warwick Castle is the ultimate family day out, and just 40 mins away from Campfires & Stars.

Great pubs in the Cotswolds

The Falklands Arms, a traditional pub in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire

The Falklands Arms

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Enjoy a selection of award-winning real ales at this 16th century pub located in Great Tew in rural Oxfordshire. The bar contains period features and offers views of the Cotswold Hills. 

 Stunning views from the terrace & garden at The Feathered Nest pub in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire

The Feathered Nest

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Sitting high on a hill on the edge of the village of Nether Westcote, the large garden and terrace enjoys sweeping views of the Cotswolds and is available to host your event or celebration.

The private dining room at The Wild Rabbit Inn in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire

The Wild Rabbit Inn

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An award-winning kitchen using the finest seasonal ingredients to celebrate traditional British cooking, bringing a contemporary twist to Cotswolds fine dining.

The Wykham Arms serves great food in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire

The Wykham Arms

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Often praised for their warm welcome & friendly service, this Cotswold pub serves up great food for everyone, ensuring even customers with vegan and gluten-free diets are not left out.

Hilltop views from The Castle at Edge Hill pub in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire

The Castle at Edge Hill

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Steeped in more history than you can shake a stick at, this stunningly situated pub offers exceptional dining and service in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Riverside views of The Trout Inn on the Upper Thames in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire

The Trout Inn

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This upscale, country gastropub boasts unrivalled views of the Upper Thames from the beer garden, plus roaming families of peacocks. What's not to like?

A round-up of other attractions in the Cotswolds 

The Cotswolds offers so many wonderful experiences right from our doorstep. In fact, step out in any direction and you will be hard pushed to find incredible walking routes through the tranquil Cotswold countryside, more often than not with amazing pubs along the way.

Far from the madding crowd, are spectacular sunsets with dark skies and bright stars. Rolling Cotswold hills, faint echoes of church bells, and stunning scenery, await your friends and family. 

There is literally something for everyone. Here is but a small sample of the possibilities near us...

  • Oxford: Needs no introduction! We're located just under an hour away from the home of the world famous University.

  • Stratford-upon-Avon: A medieval market town in England’s West Midlands and the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare no less.

  • Stow-on-the-Wold: The quintessential English town with its mellow Cotswold stone houses, shops and hotels all surrounded by the world famous Cotswold's countryside.

  • Bourton-on-the-Water: A popular Cotswold destination with the gently flowing River Windrush running through the centre of the village and crossed by five low, arched stone bridges leading to the nickname of "Venice of the Cotswolds".

  • Burford: often referred to as the 'gateway' to the Cotswolds. 

  • Bicester Village: An open-air luxury shopping experience with direct access by train.

  • Woodstock: Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, Woodstock is a handsome Georgian town, famous as the home of Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

  • Upton House & Gardens: An elegant stately home with 1930s period displays, garden terraces, walking trails and a bookstore.

  • British Motor Museum: Home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars - from the very first Land Rover to Lady Penelope’s FAB1. 

  • Oxford Bus Museum: Are you a bus enthusiast? Then we've got you covered! Just under 40 minutes away near Whitney. Didn't we say there is literally something for everyone?

  • Cotswold Electric Bike Tours: Discover the hidden treasures of the real Cotswolds on an exciting day tour with an expert guide on powerful e-bikes which flatten the hills so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Offbeat Cotswolds: Walking tours in Broadway, Cheltenham, Chipping Norton and Hook Norton where you will discover quirky sights and stories. You’ll be surprised, amazed and enlightened!

  • Bloomery: An interactive relaxing sustainable flower, terrarium, wreath, bouquet, or dried flower workshop in the original potting shed on the Farncombe Estate just outside of Broadway.

  • Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre: Horse back tours of the beautiful Slaughter villages for all ages and abilities. Tuition available, River rides and Pony days during the school holidays.

  • Daylesford Organic Farm: Apart from a well stocked shop, this legendary organic farm is only 25 minutes away and hosts: a cookery school, cafe, restaurant, bar, organic garden centre with regular garden & floristry workshops. You could easily spend the entire day there, not to mention the entire contents of your purse/wallet.

  • River Cruises from Lechlade: Purpose built for charters and river trips on the Upper Thames at Lechlade, they can accommodate up to 12 passengers for a comfortable and relaxing cruise on this historic river.

  • Fairytale Farm: Just down the road in Chipping Norton, children will love this! A sensory and learning wonderland for all the family. An exciting adventure playground, an enchanted walk with a surprise around every corner and a chance to meet their amazing animals.

  • Broadway Tower: William Morris used this extraordinary folly on the Cotswold Ridge. You too can enjoy its spectacular views, architecture and setting.

  • Little Oak Vineyard: A small, family-run business based in Chipping Campden producing high quality and award-winning wines and brandy. Vineyard tours and wine tastings all year round.

  • The Rollright Stones: No trip to the Cotswolds can be considered complete without a visit to the famous Rollright Stones. A group of prehistoric megalithic monuments built from large natural boulders found within 500m of the site.

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