72 hours in the Cotswolds

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If you’re visiting the UK and would like to make time to visit the beautiful English countryside, we suggest joining us in the Cotswolds. Famous for quintessentially English market towns and villages built from honey-coloured stone, the Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales.

The convenient location, makes the Cotswolds the ideal resting place when looking to visit, or stop at other areas in England. We’ve put together a 3 day itinerary to help you make the most of your 72 hours in the Cotswolds:

Day One
Make the most of every second with a personal tour with one of our highly recommended local guides. CJP Tours can take you out for a full day exploring charming Cotswold villages, giving you a chance to walk around various locations and see some of the true hidden gems we have nestled away in the rolling hills. The Northern Cotswold tour will allow you take the “romantic road” through the traditional villages of Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway and many more. The Southern tour will take you as far down as Bath with some incredible stops on the way.
Join us back at the hotel for a casual dinner in the Horse Box.

Day Two
The awe-inspiring architecture of Oxford makes it a must-see for international guests visiting the area. After breakfast, take the journey over to Oxford to explore the city behind a multitude of fantastic TV shows, films and pieces of literature. Whether you’re looking to spend time in the many pubs, shops, museums, or just looking to spend some time sightseeing, Oxford will not disappoint.
Before heading back to us, we’d recommend stopping off at Blenheim Palace. Blenheim Palace is a monumental country home built in English Baroque style. Unique in its combined use as a family home, mausoleum and national monument, the palace is notable as the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill.

Day Three
Take the opportunity to make the most of Ellenborough Park and regency town of Cheltenham. Just a 10 minute drive or 45 minute walk from the hotel and you will find Cheltenham town centre.  Full of quirky cafes, award winning pubs and restaurants, it is also home to a variety of independently-run shops and boutiques. Explore at your leisure before returning to us for a traditional afternoon tea served in the 15th century Great Hall. If time allows, we would recommend borrowing a pair of boots from the Boot Room and heading out the gates for a walk up Cleeve Hill. This 15 minute walk will land you on the highest point of the Cotswolds with unparalleled views across the countryside. If time allows, you won’t regret making space for a treatment or two in the spa!
To complete your stay, join us for dinner in our fine dining restaurant for your final meal with us.

 

For a place to rest your head, stay with us at Cheltenham’s most luxurious hotel. We are lucky enough to call 90 acres of Cotswold countryside our own and welcome our guests to make themselves at home during their time with us.

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