Best Cotswold Tours

SOUTH COTSWOLD VILLAGE TOUR
WITH BEST COSTWOLD TOURS

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  • Prices

    Full day Tour from only as little as £325 total in winter to £385 in summer. All tours are fully inclusive but do not include lunch tea or admission to attractions or sites.

  • Duration

    8 Hours
  • Starting Location

    From your Hotel, train station, B&B or wherever you are staying in the Cotswolds.
  • Recommendations

    Cirencester, Minchinhampton, Coaley Point, Stroud, Slad, Painswick and Avening. This is only a suggested route, we can visit anywhere you would like.

Our Route


There are so many highlights of this tour.The magnificent views of the River Severn and beyond into Wales from Coaley Point is a must to see.

Castle Combe

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Castle Combe, described as the lovliest and prettiest village in the Cotswolds.
It was used as a backdrop in films:The fictional Puddleby-on-the Marsh in Dr. Dolittle, the 1960's film with Rex Harrison, and more recently a backdrop to War Horse.

This magical village was once a weaving town at the heart of the Cotswolds wool trade: you can still see weavers' cottages where the local red and white cloth was produced.
In the 12th. Century St Andrew's Church is the modified 15th-century faceless clock (one of the oldest working clocks in England) which used to ring the hours.

Owlpen Manor

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Described as the "most beautiful place in England", Owlpen Manor is a Tudor manor house steeped in 800 years of history. Owlpen is also  a popular place to explore, thanks to its history, magical gardens, miles of woodland walks. Come and relax in this truly English hidden gem.

Woodchester Manor

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An Historic building hidden in a beautiful Cotswold Valley. A Unique and amazing Grade1 listed Victorian Gothic nouse. An unfinished masterpiece by a local architect Benjamin Bucknall from Rodborough.. The building was started in 1857, but stopped abruptly in the late 1860's so floors and ceilings are missing, walls not plastered and windows unglazed. All the secrets of construction are visible to all visitors.

Painswick Church

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The Slad Valley has become immortalised by the famous author Laurie Lee in his classic novel‘Cider with Rosie’.
Many of the locations in the book can be seen today. The tiny village of Slad centres around the Woolpack Inn – where you can see the seat where Lee used to sit - and the church where Laurie Lee is now buried. A stained glass window commemorates this most famous author.

Customer reviews

We loved the tour. A private booked tour around Owlpen Manor was fascinating. The homemade ice cream at Jolly Nice Farm Shop was astounding.
Marie and Jeremy

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Lunch and Tea

  • Many Pubs of Cirencester.
  • The Woolpack Inn at Slad
  • Jolly Nice Farm Shop
  • The Bell at Avening
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