The Horse and Groom

What to do

Visiting the Cotswolds you are spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do. Gardens, houses, walks, shops, restaurants, wildlife parks, arboretums and castles are just some of the distractions to help you while away your visit. Below, in no particular order, are a few of our favourites.

Batsford Arboretum the Cotswold’s secret garden (which we also have a special Epicurean experience for, visit The Epicurean Club website to find out more)

Sezincote a unique & extraordinary Indian house set amongst the Cotswold hills

Longborough Festival Opera has an intimate auditorium seating just under 500, with an orchestra pit for up to 70 players, and is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, overlooking the Evenlode  valley with some of the most glorious views in England. Its season runs from June to August

Cotswold Farm Walks fabulous Farm walks around Bourton on the Hill taking in all the sights and sounds of the countryside and an untold amount of history – highly recommended

Mill Dene Garden stunning garden, mill pond and more in the pretty village of Blockley

Cotswold Falconry be sure to catch one of the displays here – spellbinding!

cotswolds.info a fantastic one-stop-site for planning your trip to the Cotswolds

visitbroadway – known as the ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’, Broadway has plenty to see and do.  This site aims to ensure you miss nothing on your trip to Broadway.

Stratford upon Avon for help planning the ‘Shakespearience’

Warwick Castle just a great day out – be sure to see the trebuchet

Broadway Tower for incredible Cotswold views

Lapstone incredible shopping/eating/spa experience set in stunning countryside

Daylesford you’ve not been to a farm shop like this before.

Compton Verney award winning art gallery set in 120 acres of spectacular parkland

Snowshill Manor local Cotswold manor house with eclectic collection and arts & crafts-style garden

Broadway Deli if you like your food this is close to heaven

Lords of the Manor is a Michelin star awarded, 4 Red Star Manor House Hotel in the small village of Upper Slaughter, near Bourton on the Water

Secret Cottage a guided Cotswolds tour of hidden villages