Discover Cotswold towns & villages

Some of the most unspoiled towns and villages in England can be found here in the Cotswold's where hidden amongst the hills and valleys are small communities providing a unique experience of honey-coloured cottages, cosy pubs, tiny tearooms and narrow streets an English charm that cannot be found anywhere else.

The Cotswolds are roughly 45 miles (40 km) across and 100 miles (145 km) long, stretching south west from the village of Arlescote in Warwickshire between the towns of Stratford-upon-Avon and Banbury to Wellow a village in Somerset, just south of Bath and from the Worcestershire village of Kemerton in the west to Woodstock in Oxfordshire in the east, spreading into parts of Wiltshire.

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Discover Burford

Burford is a busy town which lies in the valley of the River Windrush in West Oxfordshire. Burford is known as the "Gateway to the Cotswolds".

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Discover Tetbury

Tetbury has basically remained unchanged since the 16th and 17th centuries when the town was at the height of prosperity as a major wool town.

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Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

Discover Malmesbury

"Queen of hilltop towns" Malmesbury is reputed to be the oldest borough in England & received its charter in AD880 from King Alfred the Great

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Discover Witney

During the medieval period, the Witney wool trade grew, employing thousands of people producing the blankets and other woollen goods.

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Discover Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh is situated at the head of the Evenlode valley on the Fosse Way and is a pretty town of honey-coloured stone quarried from the local area.

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Discover Chipping Campden

The town offers a harmonious main street lined with Cotswold stone buildings and has basically remained unchanged since the 14th century.

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Discover Fairford

The early prosperity of Fairford like many Cotswold towns was from the medieval wool trade and St Mary the Virgin church is testament to wealthy wool merchants.

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South Worcestershire is on the edges of the Cotswolds and borders Gloucestershire and Warwickshire.

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire

Comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn, and the Forest of Dean.

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North Wiltshire

Is border by Gloucestershire and situated on the south-eastern edge of the Cotswolds AONB.

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West Oxfordshire

Borders with Gloucestershire and Wiltshire with the River Thames forming the south east border.

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North Somerset

On the southern Cotswold Hills and Wiltshire border the city of Bath is the principal settlement in the district.

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South Worcestershire

South Worcestershire is on the edges of the Cotswolds and borders Gloucestershire and Warwickshire.

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South Warwickshire

South Warwickshire is on the edges of the Cotswolds with some of the most attractive towns and villages in area.

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