Marvel at magnificent manors, peek inside palaces and stroll along the streams you will find criss crossing through the unspoilt scenery.
Perfect for walking, cycling, horse riding or driving with the top down, you can only be charmed and in awe around every turn.
If you feel like strapping on the hiking boots, the Cotswolds way is over 100 miles long. Never fear there are plenty of cosy pubs with open fire places and refreshing local ales, wines, meats and cheeses to lighten the load. If the 100 mile hike is too much exertion for you, time seems to stand still and make way for a very relaxed pace of life in the Countryside.
It is worth remembering you are within proximity and only a short train ride away from major cities such as London and Oxford. The Cotswolds is home to many famous faces including quintessential English Gent Hugh Grant, who you may catch on the golf course. Honorary royalty and actual royalty in the form of The Beckhams and Princess Beatrice are also residents in the area.
When you arrive home, you may feel like a celebrity yourself, as you approach your traditional stone cottage, you could be Cameron Diaz and Jude law in The Holiday.
When to go
The region has a temperate maritime climate with typically warm rather than hot summers and cool to cold winters. The Cotswolds rarely experiences very extreme weather, meaning that it can be visited throughout the year.
How to get there
With its central location, the Cotswolds are easily accessible by car from all major UK cities. You can also take the train to Oxford or Birmingham and find local arrangements for the last mile.