Well-known for its beautiful rolling hills and quaint villages, the Cotswolds is a beautiful part of the country. Spend your days exploring the natural beauty of the Cotswold countryside; visit some of the small historical towns – like Tetbury, and Cirencester – for traditional pub lunch and quaint shops, or go see the gorgeous architecture and world-class horse racing in Cheltenham.
A break in a Cotswold lodge is perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors; whether you plan on spending your days on countryside trails, or prefer walking around a beautiful village; the Cotswolds is the place to be. Simply relax in a beautiful lodge, and enjoy the stunning views that will surround you. Whether you’re on a summer break, or winter holiday, there are stunning sights awaiting in the Cotswolds.
Recommended Places To Visit In The Cotswolds
Sudeley Castle & Gardens
A popular visitor attraction with beautiful award-winning gardens. The castle is a must visit for historians; a site teeming with English heritage, where you can walk in the footsteps of the Kings and Queens of old.
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Park featuring over 200 species of animals – including giraffes, rhinos, and lions – in a beautiful parkland setting, with over 120 acres for visitors to explore. This is a great day out for a family on holiday in the Cotswolds.
The town of Cheltenham is popular for its race horsing because of its world-famous racecourse in the heart of the Cotswold hills. You can visit the racecourse not just in race season but all year round.
This is a must for Harry Potter fans. The Lacock Abbey was featured in the second film, Harry Potter and the Chamber Secrets. The abbey was founded in the 13th century and now provides a great point of interest to visit when on holiday in the Cotswolds. When at the Lacock Abbey you can also visit the Fox Talbot Museum to learn more about one of the two people who founded the modern photographic processes that we still use to this day.
Visit this historical landmark, which is one of the wonders of the world, and a must visit for anyone in the Cotswolds. Stonehenge is a ring of standing stones being 13 feet high, 7 feet wide, and weighing around 25 tons. Make sure you visit this extraordinary landmark when in the Cotswolds.
Named one of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, Broadway is a picturesque village full of independent shops, cafes and pubs. The high street is pretty and even postcard-worthy.
The Broadway Tower is a must visit point of interest in the Cotswolds. Situated on Broadway Hill, it is the second highest point in the Cotswolds and offers amazing views and photos.
Blenheim Palace is a world heritage site and ideal for a day out for the whole family in the Cotswolds. Explore the grounds and inside the palace where the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his Family once lived.
The Roman Baths
The Roman Baths is a museum in Bath where visitors can visit the preserved Roman site which was once used for public bathing. Go below street level to see famous Roman baths and also enjoy browsing the fashion museum and Victorian Art Gallery that are also here.
If you plan to go on long walks when staying in Cotswolds, the Cotswold Way is a popular route covering over 100 miles. Join the trail at any point and enjoy views of the surrounding rolling hills, and walk through quaint villages and past historical points of interest.
Thermae Bath Spa
This is a popular attraction in the centre of the city of Bath. The spa is the country’s only naturally warm and mineral-rich waters. With a wellness centre and over 40 spa treatments available, this is the perfect way to relax on your break in the Cotswolds.