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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 Pub Food in Northleach

Wheatsheaf

Lively, stylish and laid-back, this beautifully revamped former coaching inn – where diners dig into excellent, elegant seasonal British dishes with a contemporary kick – is a huge local hit. The inventive, unpreten…
Top Choice Modern European in Winchcombe

5 North St

This long-standing Michelin-starred restaurant is a treat from start to finish, from its splendid 400-year-old timbered exterior to the elegant, inventive creations you eventually find on your plate. Marcus Ashenfor…
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…
Top Choice Pub Food in Moreton-in-Marsh

Horse & Groom

The bubbly, laid-back Horse & Groom, 2 miles west of Moreton-in-Marsh, excels at upmarket country cooking showcasing local lamb, beef and vegetables, alongside flavour-filled fish dishes, all colourfully chalked…
Top Choice Books in Chipping Norton

Jaffé & Neale Bookshop Cafe

This brilliant, busy independent bookshop serves delicious cakes and coffees to tables squeezed between the bookshelves or in the cosy upstairs reading lounge with sofas.
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 …