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COTSWOLDS - the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel

The Cotswolds,  is one of England’s loveliest and most glamorous area. With its bucolic setting and very stylish manor houses, becoming THE weekend getaway for  the rich Londoners. There are numerous alluring characteristics that the “wolds” or hills region hold that have enticed celebrities like Kate Moss, Gary Barlow, Alexander James, Jeremy Clarkson and other bigwigs to have gorgeous homes amidst the honey-hued picturesque villages and outstanding natural beauty of the Costwolds in Gloucetershire. The vast region covers 800 square miles bordered by Stratford (north), Oxford (east), Cheltenham (west), and Bath (south). Taking in the stunning pastoral landscape, seeing traditional thatched cottages, visiting ancient Roman town in Crencester, wool churches, grandiose mansions and gorgeous gardens, strolling by the River Wye banks, shopping for trinkets and antiques at bustling market towns are just some of the many reasons to visit the Costwolds. There are many outdoor pursuits that people of all ages can participate in like going on balloon rides, boat trips, clay pigeon shooting, cycling, diving, water skiing, game fishing, para-gliding and so much more.

Every season in Costwolds have its own inherent appeal but the best time to visit is around spring time when the flowers start to bloom and the atmosphere is tranquil. The summertime is also beautiful but the summer holiday frenzy can cause traffic jams. Bristol airport is the closest plane access to the region. Trains from London Paddington station have regular scheduled runs to many stations in the Costwolds and usually takes 90-120 min travel time.

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