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.
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
Batsford Arboretum the Cotswold’s secret garden
Cotswold Falconry be sure to catch one of the displays here – spellbinding!
Sezincote a unique & extraordinary Indian house set amongst the Cotswold hills
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
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