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Magical Cotswold Church Door

The two ancient Yew trees that have grown around the North Door in St. Edwards Church, Stow on the Wold look more like an entry into a fairy tale than into a Church. There is little doubt that J.R Tolkein was inspired to write “The Doors of Durin” as a

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The Olympick Games held in the Cotswolds in 1612

The Games and festivities began on Dovers Hill near Chipping Campden in 1612, under the auspices of Sir Baptiste Hicks. It was claimed that games, contests and races would keep locals fit to fight for the King. There were much merriment dancing and drinking which was frowned upon by the

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Thatched Cotswold Cricket Pavilion

The thatched cricket pavilion in Stanway, near Broadway in the Cotswolds was built in 1925 by the author of Peter Pan J.M Barrie. He used to stay at Stanway House and played cricket with his friends Artur Conan Doyle, HG Wells and AA Milne. His team was called the Allahakbarries.

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Discover the Cotswolds in Small Group Tours

Exploring the Cotswolds in a small group is much the best way to discover the quaint rolling countryside, the beautiful honey-coloured cottages, the winding river valleys, gorgeous small villages in an area where time has stood still. This are of AONB is 800 square miles of which 80% is farmland.

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Cotswold Weather

Will it rain, or thunder?, be hot? or perhaps it will snow? Like the rest of the UK, the weather can vary from day to day. In the summer months, the Cotswolds are often warm or perhaps hot. It can rain quite a lot.  The winters are cool without having

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Cotswolds aonb

Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty The Cotswolds are an 800 square mile area of South Central England encompassing 6 counties. The area is famous for impressive country “Wool ” Churches built by money derived from the wool from the now rare Cotswold Sheep. Honey-coloured cottages, rolling hills, tranquil streams

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Visit the Cotswold Model Village with Experienced Guide

The Model Village –  Old New Inn Taking five years to build the model village in Bourton on the Water was opened in 1937 to celebrate the Coronation of King Georg V1 and Queen Elizabeth (the late Queen Mother). It is a one-ninth scale replica of the beautiful village containing

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Five Epic Outdoor Getaways from London

 Stour Valley, The Norfolk Broads, The New Forest, The Peak District are all epic getaways from London, however the most popular and the most accessible is the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds are an area of 800 square miles, of rolling hills and farmland with honey-coloured stone cottages and villages and many thatched

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7 of the loveliest autumn Walks in England

 Dorset, Norfolk Coast, Dartmoor, Cornwall, Kent Downs, South Downs, all have lovely autumn walks, but the most popular is the Cotswolds. Is there anywhere in England as pretty. Sleepy villages, rolling hills Which make it the perfect place to escape to for some serious peace and quiet and excellent walks.

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Let Nothing Perish

“Let nothing perish” was the motto of Charles Paget Wade who from the age of 7 collected over 22000 objects in Snowshill Manor which became his own personal museum. He bought The traditional 16th.C manor house with 14 acres of picturesque garden, in 1919 and promptly started to fill it

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