7 Interesting and historical facts about The Cotswolds.
By the end of the first world war, only a few flocks of the Cotswold Lion (sheep) remained and it became a rare breed. Thankfully, due to conservationists, there are now more than 50 flocks, with many of them in the Cotswolds.
The local limestone (which is still quarried today) is what gives the buildings in the Cotswolds their beautiful rich golden colour.
The Cotswolds local sheep 'The Cotswold Lion' once provided wool for half of England's cloth, bringing great prosperity to the region.
The Romans arrived in the Cotswolds in AD47, building famous roads such as 'the Fosse Way', and great towns such as Cirencester.
The Cotswolds is one of the most rural regions of England, with much of it made up of Farmland.
The Cotswolds has a network of drystone walls equivalent in length to the Great Wall of China!
The Cotswolds is the largest 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB) in the UK.