LOCAL INFO

The Cotswolds

Officially an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds encapsulates England at its most romantic; rolling hills, ancient forests, meandering streams alongside beautiful villages and market towns.

Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow-on-the-Wold is a quintessential English town, situated on the Roman Fosse Way, the town has a long history which is said to date back to a prehistoric fortified settlement on top of a hill.

Stow is a very popular destination for both English and International visitors. Offering easy access to the rest of the Cotswolds, it is a great base from which to explore the area.

The town itself is a very attractive place in which to relax. The famous Market Square, around which the town grew, is both large and impressive with an elegant collection of traditional Cotswolds buildings now housing welcoming pubs, coffee shops, restaurants and chic boutiques mixed in with the local butcher, baker and hardware store.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

  • 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup March 10th-14th
  • The Cotswolds is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • The area is also a Ramblers paradise with the Cotswold, Donnington and Monarch Way all close by

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

  • Bleinheim Palace

    The home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Set in 2100 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by ?Capability? Brown, the magnificent Palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns, award-winning formal gardens and the great Lake, offering a unforgettable day out for all.

    http://www.blenheimpalace.com
  • Broadway Tower

    Broadway Tower is one of England's outstanding viewpoints and at 1024 (312m) above sea level, it is the second highest point on the Cotswold ridge.

    http://www.broadwaytower.co.uk
  • Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway

    The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway runs steam trains along a part of the former Great Western Railway. The trains run between Toddington and Cheltenham.

    http://www.gwsr.com
  • Cotswold Farm Park

    The Cotswold Farm Park is the ?Home of Rare Breed Conservation? set high up on the Cotswold Hills near Guiting Power; GL54 5UG.

    http://www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk
  • National Trust

    Plenty of sites are to be found in the Cotswolds including Chedworth Roman Villa, Hailes Abbley, Lodge Park and the Sherborne Estate.

    http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/