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Cotswolds Country Parks

A visit to country parks throughout the Cotswolds will allow visitors to experience some of the finest heritage of the English landscape

Broadway Tower Country Park

Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7LB, Tel: +44 (0)1386 852 390

Experience some of the finest heritage of the English landscape. Broadway Tower Country Park has spectacular views over the Vale of Evesham and it is possible to see as many as thirteen counties. The unique 18th Century Folly is set on top of the ridge and William Morris spent some of his time here.

Opening times are from April-October. Admission is charged.

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Coaley Peak Picnic Area

Coaley Peak, Nympsfield, Gloucestershire Tel: +44 (0)1452 425666

The Picnic Site at Coaley Peak near Nympsfield in Gloucestershire is an excellent spot to have a picnic. It is twelve acres of open grassland with a neolithic "Cotswold-Severn" chambered tomb at its centre.

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Cotswold Water Park

Gateway Centre, Spine Road, South Cerney, Gloucestershire, GL7 5TL
Tel: +44 (0)1285 862962

The Cotswold Water Park covers over 40 square miles and is Britain's largest water park. There are over 140 lakes are the remains of decades of gravel extraction and with more gravel extracted on a daily basis the number of lakes are continuing to grow.

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Keynes Country Park

Shorncote, Gloucestershire, GL7 6DF, +44 (0)1285 861459

Keynes Country Park is the first place to stop on a visit to the Cotswold Water park. Situated between Swindon and Cirencester close to the village of Somerford Keynes. Keynes Country Park is open all year and an car parking admission fee is charged

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Crickley Hill Country Park

Near Birdlip, Gloucestershire, +44 (0)1452 425666

Situated on the Cotswold scarp there are extensive views over the Severn Valley. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with nature conservation. The park also has geological & archaeological interest, a visitor centre although seasonal opening and waymarked trails through mature beech woodland.