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A Cotswolds Home for Harry and Meghan We all know the charm of quaint Cotswold villages, cobbled streets and dry-stone walls. An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds has a place in the popular imagination as the ultimate destination for relaxed luxury travel, but also as the ideal place to settle and raise a...
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Origins of the British Social Season The English ‘Season’ occurs during the spring and summer months, originating in the 17th century and springing from the Royal Court’s summer residence in London. A series of balls, receptions and sporting events, with the highlight being when the daughters of the aristocracy could be presented to the Court....
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Celebrating National Walking Month This May This month our whole nation has been getting outdoors and walking. If you are looking to be inspired, then the rolling Cotswold hills are the perfect walking destination. Our rich limestone escarpment is a patchwork quilt of lush green fields, sewn with pale dry stone walls, dotted with dense...
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British Quirks and Traditions Britain is know for its bizarre traditions and its odd village events with roots in village gatherings centuries ago. The Cotswolds is no exception, in fact we think it excels in the odd, the strange and the charming! We thought we’d give you an introduction to a couple of our favorite...
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Celebrating National Walking Month This May This month our whole nation has been getting outdoors and walking. If you are looking to be inspired, then the rolling Cotswold hills are the perfect walking destination. Our rich limestone escarpment is a patchwork quilt of lush green fields, sewn with pale dry stone walls, dotted with dense...
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Sir Winston Churchill: In the Public Eye, at his Private Home, during his Darkest Hour One of the most popular features of our tours, for both walkers and cyclists, has been an exploration into the life and times of Sir Winston Churchill, our famous Prime Minister (1940-45, 1951-55). With the UK release of the widely acclaimed...
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4500 Miles of British Coastline What do our guides do when they’re not leading tours? Well, Active England’s very own Operations Manager and Tour Leader, Frances Mills, has taken on the challenge of running 4500 miles around the coast of Britain, self-supported and over the next three winters. We caught up with her this week...
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Sir Winston Churchill: In the Public Eye, at his Private Home, during his Darkest Hour One of the most popular features of our tours, for both walkers and cyclists, has been an exploration into the life and times of Sir Winston Churchill, our famous Prime Minister (1940-45, 1951-55). With the UK release of the widely acclaimed...
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The English Civil War and the Cotswolds Famous for its tranquil scenes of lazy rivers winding round sleeping villages in honey-coloured Cotswold stone, it is hard to believe that this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty could have been anything other than peaceful. Even harder to imagine its rolling hills as the stage for some of...
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The World Championship Woolsack Races If you thought that hurling yourself down a hill trying to catch a cheese was just a little odd, how about running uphill with a giant sack of wool on your back?? The ‘World Championship Woolsack Races’, held in Tetbury each May, draws a crowd of over five thousand people waiting...
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