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Chipping Campden – A lovely Cotswold Village

The name of Chipping Campden, one of the loveliest small towns in the Cotswolds, is derived from the old English word “ceping”, meaning market place. The Saxon village of “Campadene”, meaning a valley with fields and enclosures, was established in Saxon times. With a population of over 2000 people, the

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Plan a visit to the Cotswold Farm Park

The Cotswold Farm Park was established in 1971 by Joe Henson, the current owner’s father, to protect many rare breeds of farm animals. Visitors can interact with  rare breeds of farm animals from rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Pigs and Cattle.  Hebridean Sheep were introduced into this country by the

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Famous Film Locations in the Cotswolds

JK Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, was born and raised in the Cotswolds. Much of the Harry Potter series filming was done in Gloucester Cathedral and The Cloisters at Lacock Abbey and The Bodleian Library in Oxford.  Snowshill was made famous for Bridget Jones’ Diary filming with “snow” being

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Tour Bath from the Cotswolds

Bath is the perfect destination for a day trip from the Cotswolds. The famous Roman Baths were first constructed in early Roman times for relaxation and wellness, while the building dates to 1894.  If you want to enjoy a relaxing swim in the natural spa waters, try the modern-day Thermae

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How far can you see from Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower in the North Cotswolds stands over 1000ft tall and at 68ft high is the second-highest point in the Cotswolds and the highest castle in England. With unrivalled views of over 60 miles and a total of 16 counties, it is possible to see the River Severn in the

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Stanway House and Fountain

The Tracey Family have owned Stanway House in the Cotswolds since the 1580’s. The Gate House, designed by Timothy Strong, a local Craftsmen, was added in the  1630s. He also worked on St Pauls Cathedral and many important buildings in London after the Great Fire in 1666. During the summer

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Snowdrops Painswick’s Rococo Gardens

Designed in the 1740’s  Painswick’s Rococo Gardens is a charming 6-acre garden laid out in a hidden valley around Painswick House. It was abandoned to woodland in the 1950s and has been re-designed by Lord and Lady Dickinson with a magnificent Yew Topiary, old roses and box parterres. The restoration

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The Cotswold Village of Guiting Power

Guiting Power is a delightful Cotswold Village situated at the upper reaches of the Windrush Valley. Adjacent to the village Green there is a Post Office, a cafe and village hall, with a pub at either end of the village. The name is derived from the Saxon Word “Getinge” meaning

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Visit the Cotswolds by train from London.

There are daily, and regular return trains from London Paddington to the Cotswold stations of Kingham, or Moreton in Marsh with a journey time of 1hour and 20 minutes. Best Cotswold Tours will collect you and return you to the station and guide you to the quintessential Cotswold area’s hidden

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What to expect on a Best Cotswold Tour

On a private bespoke Best Cotswold Tour, you will discover the charm and tranquility of the Cotswolds with a local knowledgeable and caring driver. Admire the beauty of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from the luxury of an eight-seat Mercedes. You will be able to visit the hidden gems

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