The Cotswolds is an area that is typically English; it is situated in the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire but also touching a few others. The Cotswolds are primarily a set of hills with a large number of small quintessential towns and villages nestled within them. The chocolate-box villages are awash with honey coloured limestone cottages. The image of thatched roofs and unique gift shops is conjured up when we try to imagine The Cotswolds.
If you are thinking about taking a short break in the UK, The Cotswolds makes for a relaxing time in one of the most desired areas of England.
The Cotswolds is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the landscape is typically rolling hills and stretches of beech woodland; the rare limestone grassland is distinctive to the area. A major accolade to The Cotswolds is that it is a special area of conservation and of scientific interest due to the endangered species’ found to be living there. Some rare flora and fauna are found surviving and taking refuge within The Cotswolds as well.
English countryside at its very best personifies The Cotswolds and due to its position some very fine weather can be enjoyed there in the summer months. If you are looking for a relaxing break with the opportunity to be surrounded in beautiful and tranquil scenery whilst sampling fine food and staying in a high standard of accommodation then The Cotswolds is for you.
The Cotswolds has many varied types of accommodation, ranging from bed and breakfasts to five star luxury hotels. Building types date back to the 16th and 17th century in many cases, giving some extra special charm. There are some wonderfully fresh places to stay in barns and on farms for any outdoorsy types.
Good pubs and great food are in abundance in The Cotswolds, there are many farmers’ markets where local produce is on offer. The pubs in the area have the best reputation for locally sourced meals of an excellent quality. Fresh vegetables are served up with stews made with organic meats, and you can also enjoy cheeses that have been churned nearby.
Walking and cycling are popular activities in The Cotswolds which is not surprising given the scenery. Sport is also very popular, with cricket, horse racing and rugby being favourites.
Boredom is not an option when taking a short break in The Cotswolds, if the scenery, unique gift shops, tea rooms and traditional pubs are not enough to satisfy you then many more…