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Pictures of The Cotswolds

a Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the county of Gloucestershire

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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Recommended towns & villages near The Cotswolds

Arlington Row, Bibury, Gloucestershire

Bibury (129 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Gloucestershire

(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...

Bourton on the Water - October 2010

Bourton on the Water (193 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Gloucestershire

(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 main street

Broadway (155 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Worcestershire

(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)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Oxfordshire

(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.....

Castle Combe, Wiltshire 2013

Castle Combe (185 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Wiltshire

(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

Chipping Campden (103 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(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)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Oxfordshire

(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...

Haymaking

Cirencester (83 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(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 Marys Church, Fairford

Fairford (55 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(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..

Harry Potter's House

Lacock (130 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Wiltshire

(36.0 miles, 57.9 km, direction SW)

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

WW2 Pillbox, River Thames, Lechlade, Gloucestershire 2009

Lechlade (37 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(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 old mill

Lower Slaughter (99 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Gloucestershire

(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 May 2008

Malmesbury (97 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Wiltshire

(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)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction N)

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

Stow in the Wold

Stow on the Wold (97 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction NE)

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

Chavenage Lane at Tetbury in Gloucestershire.

Tetbury (71 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(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.....

The village of Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds

Upper Slaughter (30 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Gloucestershire

(1.6 miles, 2.5 km, direction NW)

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

Gloucester Street, Winchcombe

Winchcombe (59 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(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 Lake at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Woodstock (94 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Oxfordshire

(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...

Almshouses

Wotton under Edge (74 Pictures)

a Cotswold Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(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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Recommended attractions near The Cotswolds

Batsford House & Arboretum, Batsford Park, Gloucestershire

Batsford Park Arboretum (9 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.1 km, direction N)

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Penguin at Birdland, Bourton on the Water

Birdland (5 Pictures)

(0.3 miles, 0.6 km)

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View inside the inner courtyard at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Blenheim Palace (200 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 in Chedworth, Gloucestershire

Chedworth Roman Villa (29 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.8 km, direction SW)

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Park gateway

Cotswold Wildlife Park (23 Pictures)

(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction SE)

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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)

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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.....

Cotwsold Terraces at Snowshill

Snowshill Manor (47 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.....

Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum

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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