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Pictures of The Cotswolds

a Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the county of Gloucestershire

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About The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is one of the most charming and uniquely picturesque regions of England to visit. Famous for its gentle hillsides and rich golden limestone used to build its beautiful villages and towns (see below) the Cotswolds cannot fail to charm and inspire all those who visit the area.

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Bibury, Gloucestershire

Bibury (129 Pictures)

(9.1 miles, 14.7 km, direction S)

William Morris, the 19th-century artist and poet thought Bibury to be the most beautiful village in England...

The River Windrush at Boughton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

Bourton on the Water (192 Pictures)

(0.0 miles, 0.1 km)

'The Venice of the Cotswolds'. Bourton is a favourite amongst tourists and is a beautiful place to visit all year round...

Broadway Cottage 1

Broadway (141 Pictures)

(11.3 miles, 18.1 km, direction N)

The village of Broadway in the Cotswolds richly deserves the prestige of being the "show village of England"..

Burford Church

Burford (104 Pictures)

(7.5 miles, 12.0 km, direction SE)

Welcome to Burford - an historical market town in the Oxfordshire part of the Cotswolds. With a character all of its own, and a church that is considered to be one of the top 20.....

The Street, Castle Combe, Wiltshire 2013

Castle Combe (182 Pictures)

(33.4 miles, 53.7 km, direction SW)

As recently as 2001 it was awarded the title of 'Most Picturesque Village' by British Heritage Magazine's 2001 Traveller's Choice Awards...

Chipping Campden Wool Market, Gloucestershire

Chipping Campden (103 Pictures)

(11.9 miles, 19.1 km, direction N)

Immediately appealing, this is certainly one of the most picturesque small towns in the northern reaches of the Cotswolds..

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Chipping Norton (31 Pictures)

(10.2 miles, 16.5 km, direction NE)

Chipping Norton lies in the midst of beautiful cotswold countryside and is surrounded by other villages that radiate the glory of traditional honey-coloured cotswold stone Manor Houses and magnificent Churches...

A picture of Cirencester

Cirencester (88 Pictures)

(14.4 miles, 23.2 km, direction SW)

Originally known in Roman times as Corinium Dobunorum, the town of Cirencester in those far off day's was the second largest town in England...

St Mary's Church, Fairford

Fairford (49 Pictures)

(12.2 miles, 19.6 km, direction S)

Fairford was granted a market charter in the year 1135 but it is believed that village has its origins way back in the Bronze Age. Its beautiful church is world famous for having the most complete set of Medieval stained glass windows of any parish church in the United Kingdom..

Lacock Abbey

Lacock (127 Pictures)

(36.0 miles, 57.9 km, direction SW)

Gatherings of graceful medieval houses line the streets of Lacock..

St John's Lock, River Thames, nr Lechlade, Gloucestershire 2009

Lechlade (37 Pictures)

(13.5 miles, 21.8 km, direction S)

This pleasant little market town, set beside the upper reaches of the Thames, is dominated by the elegant spire of the beautiful parish church of St.Lawrence..

The riverside at Lower Slaughter

Lower Slaughter (95 Pictures)

(1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction N)

Lower Slaughter is one of the Cotswold's most idyllic villages where you should abandon your car and roam around on foot...


Malmesbury (96 Pictures)

(25.2 miles, 40.6 km, direction SW)

The town stakes its claim to be the oldest borough in England on the fact that it was granted a charter in the year 924 by King Edward..

Moreton in Marsh - October 2010

Moreton in Marsh (19 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction N)

The delightful market town of Moreton has welcomed visitors for many centuries...

Stow-on-the-Wold, one of the most popular cotswolds towns.

Stow on the Wold (88 Pictures)

(3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction NE)

"Stow on the Wold, where the wind blows cold"..

Chipping Steps, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. 2004

Tetbury (69 Pictures)

(24.0 miles, 38.6 km, direction SW)

A rather charming Cotswold town which has the good fortune to stand on the winding river Avon. Tetbury has a lovely old church which is thought to have been rebuilt around.....

Footpath to Lower Slaughter

Upper Slaughter (27 Pictures)

(1.6 miles, 2.5 km, direction NW)

Tranquillity is the keynote for this enchanting hamlet which is best explored on foot...

Hailes Abbey

Winchcombe (59 Pictures)

(10.3 miles, 16.5 km, direction NW)

To experience the quintessentially English town of Winchcome, is to part-take of a miscellany of pure delights...

The Stocks at Woodstock

Woodstock (94 Pictures)

(17.6 miles, 28.3 km, direction E)

Woodstock will be forever inextricably linked with the great Palace of Blenheim and as birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, one of the greatest Englishmen ever...


Wotton under Edge (74 Pictures)

(30.4 miles, 48.9 km, direction SW)

This charming Cotswold village boasts a finely restored 14th-15th century church which retains some good brasses and an old Organ case. The Wotton Mosaic, which is a splendid.....

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The Church at Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Park Arboretum (9 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.1 km, direction N)


Penguin at Birdland, Bourton on the Water

Birdland (5 Pictures)

(0.3 miles, 0.6 km)


Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace (198 Pictures)

(17.4 miles, 28.1 km, direction E)

Home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace has been awarded Historic Attraction of the Year 2002 and is birthplace of.....

Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth Roman Villa (14 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.8 km, direction SW)


A beautiful display

Cotswold Wildlife Park (23 Pictures)

(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction SE)


Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote, Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire.

Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote (13 Pictures)

(11.6 miles, 18.6 km, direction SE)

The ruins of Minster Lovell Hall stand in an attractive position on the banks of the River Windrush. Despite speculation, the.....

Old Ceremic Roman floor at North Leigh Roman Villa, Oxfordshire

North Leigh Roman Villa (2 Pictures)

(14.3 miles, 23.0 km, direction E)


The Rollright Stones, near Great Rollright, Oxfordshire

Rollright Stones (10 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction NE)

These Bronze-Age monolithic circles are third in importance only to Stone-Henge and Avebury. They are one of the most historic.....

Now that's what I call a garden clock!

Snowshill Manor (46 Pictures)

(9.7 miles, 15.6 km, direction NW)

The romantic atmosphere of Snowshill Manor is made more vibrant by stories of ghostly happenings deep in the past. Given that a.....

Sudeley Castle from Humble Bee cottage. Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Sudeley Castle (75 Pictures)

(9.6 miles, 15.4 km, direction NW)

The pretty village of Winchcome has been blessed with the stunning buildings and gardens of Sudeley Castle since the time of the.....

Magnificent Autumn colours at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire

Westonbirt Arboretum (82 Pictures)

(27.3 miles, 43.9 km, direction SW)

A magnificent arboretum which is a joy to visit at any time of year. It is run by the Forestry Commission and has a dazzling.....

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Harrington House in Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire, England4 stars

Harrington House

Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Just off the picturesque High Street of Bourton-on-the-Water, Harrington House offers elegant rooms in this Cotswolds country house....
More info and book online..  Price from £114.00

Rosemary Cottage in Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire, England

Rosemary Cottage

Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Rosemary Cottage is a holiday home situated in Lower Slaughter, 37 km from Oxford. The property is 35 km from Stratford-upon-Avon and free private parking is featured....
More info and book online..  Price from £131.00

Chester House Hotel in Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire, England

Chester House Hotel

Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
With free Wi-Fi and free parking on site, this contemporary country-style house is situated in Bourton-on-the-Water – known as the “little Venice of the Cotswolds”. Cheltenham is a 25-minute dri...
More info and book online..  Price from £99.00

Bourton Croft Cottage in Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire, England

Bourton Croft Cottage

Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Located in the village of Bourton-on-the-Water in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds, Bourton Croft Cottage boasts free WiFi access and free parking at a nearby location....
More info and book online..  Price from £233.00

Forsythia Cottage in Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire, England

Forsythia Cottage

Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Forsythia Cottage offers pet-friendly accommodation in Lower Slaughter, 37 km from Oxford. You can fire up the barbecue for a tasty meal and enjoy the garden in fair weather....
More info and book online..  Price from £212.00

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