The Cotswolds are known as the heart of England. They are famous for their rolling hills, arts and crafts history and chocolate box villages. They are a great destination for families as there are lots of outdoor activities to be done such as walking, cycling and horse riding. Here are 3 reasons why you should visit the Cotswolds.
For the Towns & Villages
You will see some of the most quintessentially English villages in the Cotswolds. In places like Chipping Campden and Bourton on the Water you will feel as though you have stepped into a picture on a postcard. They have old dusky sandstone houses, meandering rivers and streams and quaint shops and tearooms.
For the Trails
Whether you are walking or cycling there are some fantastic trails across the Cotswolds. With over 3,000 miles of footpaths there is abundance for you to choose from. The Cotswold Way and Thames Valley Path are great for long distance walkers whereas circular routes around some of the pretty villages are better for those wanting a short ramble.
For the History
There are so many sites of historic importance in the Cotswolds that really do make it a history buffs dream. Broadway Tower and Park is well worth a visit with its gifts shop and gallery. Other great places include Blenheim Palace, Tewkesbury Abbey and Berkeley Castle.