The Cotswolds is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which has inspired artists, writers and philosophers for many centuries. Come and discover idyllic English villages, nestling in quiet valleys, small stone thatched cottages, majestic castles and manors, and charming high streets peppered with quaint tea shops and antiques shops. Let us take you on an unforgettable adventure through the stunning scenery, combining the best of the North and South Cotswolds.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bampton Library, Bampton, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandWe start our tour with a drive to the ancient market town of Bampton, one of the oldest towns in England and now well known as the village of Downton in the popular TV series Downton Abbey. See some of the cottages, houses and church used in Downton Abbey.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott, Gloucestershire, EnglandWe then continue our drive, passing through Kelmscott, the home of the Arts and Crafts founder, William Morris.Stop At: Arlington Row, Bibury, Cotswolds, EnglandOur journey from Kelmscott takes us through the old market town of Lechlade and some pretty Cotswold stone villages to idyllic Bibury. Enjoy walking around the 17th century cottages, water meadow and trout farm. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Church of St Peter & St Paul, Northleach, Cotswolds, EnglandHeading through the Coln Valley we travel through a succession of stone hamlets, hidden valleys and remarkable scenery, before arriving in the historic wool town of Northleach, with its impressive Perpendicular church. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Bourton on the Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, EnglandWe then head into the North Cotswolds and visit Bourton-on-the-Water, the Venice of the Cotswolds. Enjoy a stroll along the beautiful River Windrush or visit the model village or vintage car museum.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, EnglandA short drive take us to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. Enjoy browsing around the quaint antiques shops, boutiques and charming cafes or visit the fine St Edwards Church. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, EnglandWe return to Oxford via the bustling market town of Chipping Norton, passing finally through Woodstock, the site of magnificent Blenheim Palace. We make a brief photo stop outside the gates of Blenheim Palace. Duration: 10 minutes