So here’s the second instalment of our Discover the UK series and this time we’re bringing you the top 5 things to do in the stunning Cotswolds. Famous for its honey coloured limestone villages and beautiful rural setting, the Cotswolds make a perfect relaxing break away deep in the heart of the British countryside.
1: Chipping Campden You can’t go to the Cotswolds without visiting the beautifully quirky village of Chipping Campden. With idyllic cobbled roads, buildings wreaked with history and countryside views that will take your breath away, it’s hard not to love this village.
2. Swan Theatre If you’re a Shakespeare fan, or even just interested in literary works, then the Swan Theatre is the place for you. The theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon hosts the Royal Shakespeare Company where many of Shakespeare’s plays are performed. Look around the stunning Victorian architecture or even enjoy a performance or two.
3. Westonbirt Arbaretum A perfect setting to escape, relax and have an adventure. This historic picturesque area of forestry is an internationally renowned tree and shrub collection with 17 miles of accessible paths and 15,000 labelled trees, it’s a great place for a walk amongst natural beauty.
4. Gloucester-Warwickshire Railway Experience A historical steam and diesel railway operating on short stretches between Toddington, Winchcombe and Cheltenham. The line was built in early 1900’s to carry trade items from the North to the South-West, however now you can take a short journey through the sleepy villages of the Cotswolds and enjoy the spectacular scenery.
5. Tewksbury Abbey Admire the architectural beauty of Tewksbury Abbey with its intricate ceilings and impressive windows, it is well worth a visit.