Attractions

Top Choice Street in Bibury

Arlington Row

This perfectly rustic sweep of cottages (originally a 14th-century wool store, converted in the 17th century) is Bibury’s most famous attraction and overlooks Rack Isle, a riverside wildlife refuge once used as a cl…
Top Choice Museum in Cirencester

Corinium Museum

Most of this wonderful modern, well-presented museum is, of course, dedicated to Cirencester’s Roman past, with reconstructed rooms, videos and interactive displays that bring the era to life. Among an array of high…
Top Choice Bird Sanctuary in Moreton-in-Marsh

Cotswold Falconry Centre

Home to over 150 birds of prey (owl, vulture, eagle and, of course, falcon), this exciting spot offers displays of the ancient practice of falconry at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm daily (plus 4.30pm April to October). Th…
Castle in Winchcombe

Sudeley Castle

Winchcombe’s main attraction, this magnificent castle has welcomed many a monarch over its thousand-year history, including Richard III, Henry VIII and Charles I. It’s most famous as the home and final resting place…
Church in Cirencester

St John the Baptist’s Church

Commenced in 1100, the cathedral-like St John's is one of England's largest parish churches. It boasts an outstanding Perpendicular Gothic tower with flying buttresses (c 1400) and a majestic three-storey south porc…
Church in Burford

St John the Baptist’s Church

Commenced in 1175 and added to over the years, Burford's sturdy stone church has managed to survive reformers and Roundheads (supporters of parliament against the king in the English Civil War) with its fan-vaulted …
Historic Building in Minster Lovell

Minster Lovell Hall

Old Minster’s main sight is Minster Lovell Hall, the 15th-century riverside manor house that was originally home to Viscount Francis Lovell. Abandoned in 1747, the manor is now in ruins. You can pass through the vau…
Archaeological Site in Uley

Uley Bury

England’s largest Iron Age hill fort dates from about 300 BC and sprawls across 32 (overgrown) acres above Uley. You can follow the 1.1-mile perimeter track around its ramparts, which afford fabulous views over Uley…
Gardens in Painswick

Painswick Rococo Garden

Just north of Painswick, this stunner is the only garden of its type in England, designed by Benjamin Hyett in the 1740s as a vast 'outdoor room' and now restored to its former glory. Winding paths soften the otherw…
House in The Cotswolds

Stanway House

There is little more to pretty Stanway than a few thatched-roofed cottages, a church and this magnificent Jacobean mansion hidden behind a triple-gabled gatehouse. Its beautiful baroque water gardens feature Britain…