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Great Places to Picnic in the Cotswolds

The Playground in Broadway

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A picnic requires more than just good weather. It requires great scenery, and surely there can be no better example of this than the Cotswolds. Indeed, the biggest challenge here is to...

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Lovely Places to see Snowdrops in the Cotswolds

What better sign that the brighter days of spring are on their way, than a carpet of beautiful snowdrops (Galanthus)? Surprisingly varied in height, flower size, shape and even colouring these lovely flowers are amongst the first to raise their heads in the year, bringing pleasure to us...

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School Holiday Dates in 2017

January is usually the busiest time for holiday bookings for the entire year, so when you and your family are planning your holidays for 2016, have a look first at this useful calendar of the UK School Holiday Dates. So if you’re planning a family vacation in a school holiday, don’t let your dream holiday cottage get snapped up by someone...

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Activity Holidays in the Cotswolds

Any regular visitor to the Cotswolds will know that there is plenty to do here, any time of year, not least in the great outdoors. Choose from a vast array of activities on offer, ranging...

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Our 10% OFF Black Friday Offer

*The Black Friday Offer ends at midnight on Monday 28th November 2016. The offer is intended as an incentive for customers looking to book a Cotswolds, Wye Valley or Bath...

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The Big Christmas Markets in the Cotswolds

With its historic towns, chocolate box villages and beautiful scenery, what better place is there to get into the Christmas spirit than the Cotswolds? And there is plenty of Christmas spirit at our Christmas...

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WIN A LUXURY HOLIDAY IN THE COTSWOLDS

You now have a fabulous opportunity to WIN A LUXURIOUS HOLIDAY IN THE COTSWOLDS. We're giving away a stay in a Manor Cottages holiday property in the Cotswolds worth £500, but that's not all, of course, because we went to some of our good friends to ask if they would like...

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Are You Ready For The Open At Cheltenham In November?

The nights are drawing in and the days (and nights) are definitely getting colder, but that doesn’t mean there is less to look forward to when you visit the Cotswolds on a great weekend away in the UK. In fact, there is a good event worth seeing in Cheltenham in the middle of November, as the Open gets underway. Three days in...

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27 Amazing Dining Pubs in the Cotswolds

When visiting the Cotswolds, alongside the outstanding natural beauty and picturesque town and villages, you will find a true abundance of wonderful places to eat and drink as well. These are 27 pubs in the Cotswolds that are sure to quench your thirst and satisfy your palate. <a href="http://www.thewildrabbit.co.uk/"...

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17 Places to Go with Babies and Small Children in Cotswolds

The Cotswolds has an abundance of the most wonderful places to go when you travel with babies, toddlers and small children. Whenever you travel as a family, finding appropriate activities and attractions for young kids and babies can be difficult, but luckily, not so in this region where it isn't all about the Outstanding Natural Beauty, as we...

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24 of the most Wonderful Flower Spots in the UK

Whether you’re out walking in nature or in a perfectly groomed garden, the rich colours and scents from a flowery space, one that comes alive as the butterflies and bees float through, makes you get lost in summer dreams in a matter of...

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WIN A SUPER HOLIDAY IN THE COTSWOLDS

You now have a fabulous opportunity to WIN A COTSWOLDS HOLIDAY with Manor Cottages and Cotswolds Concierge. We're giving away a stay in a Manor Cottages holiday property in the Cotswolds worth £500, but that's not all, of course,...

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The Visitor's Guide to Cheltenham in the Cotswolds

Known far and wide for it’s famous racecourse, the Regency town of Cheltenham is racing and much, much more. The town centre of Cheltenham is a truly wonderful place for shopping, dining and going out, one many Cotswold locals visit frequently and one visitors travel to from all over the country and, indeed, the World....

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77 Super Things to do in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is one of the UK's official 'Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and visitors and tourists come from all over the World to visit the picturesque villages, the stunning countryside and to see the beautiful views that we surround oursellves with all over this wonderful region. Now, the Cotswolds is beautiful, of that there can...

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The Visitor's Guide to Stratford-upon-Avon

Get a taste of Old England, wander the streets and explore the town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, this Warwickshire countryside village lives and breathes culture, art, and eccentric history. If you are a tourist, Stratford-upon-Avon is a place that should not be missed, including: Open Air...

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The Visitor's Guide to Moreton-in-Marsh in the Cotswolds

With the road that runs through the centre of Moreton-in-Marsh being the Fosse Way (A429), a busy main Cotswold road, this town is sometimes dismissed by locals and visitors as it does not, on the surface, look like the picture perfect Cotswolds many are after. Well, take our word for it, there is plenty to experience in Moreton-in-Marsh and you...

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Nailsworth, a Culinary Hub in the Cotswolds

Nestled in a wooded valley, Nailsworth is renowned for its award-winning eateries – a foodies dream vacation spot. Within it's lively streets and picturesque cottages, you will find fine-dining restaurants, bakeries, cafes,...

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Treat Yourself to A Last Minute Cotswolds Break this May Bank Holiday

A visit to the Cotswolds is like a journey into the English countryside. Away from hustle and bustle, a truly wonderful escape. The picturesque countryside of rolling green hills and golden-coloured stone villages is a far away land full of character. Footpaths weave through stone walls and through fields laden with grazing sheep. Quiet...

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Guide to Cirencester in the Cotswolds

Cirencester is often referred to as the capital of the Cotswold region, largely due to it’s size and status from Roman times, when it was known as Corinium and was the second largest town in the country, second only to London. Today Cirencester is the largest town in the South Cotswolds and a wonderful town for shopping, dining out and...

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The Visitor's Guide to Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds

Chipping Norton is what you would call a small town but really it's more like a large village. Confused? Don't be.. here's the thing: Chipping Norton is one of the most wonderful towns in the Cotswolds, but while it is, in fact, a town with all the convenience that offers, it still has the personality of a typical Cotswold...

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