Wander through small and lively market towns and stunning honey coloured villages, criss-crossed by a patchwork quilt of fields. The Cotswolds evokes memories of time gone by, while also managing to be firmly in the present. Our guests make lifelong memories on our tours, immersing themselves in our rich and varied culture. With beautiful views around every corner, bumping into the humorous, generous and sometimes eccentric local people, and exploring the unique history of this area, our Cotswolds walking holidays are unmissable!
And with a number of iconic places to visit (one on a daily basis), including Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Shakespeare’s Stratford, Churchill’s Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey, Prince Charles’s Gardens at Highgrove Windsor, our tours, either cycling or walking give an immersive and authentic insight into England’s rich past and engaging present.
Three of the sites, Bath, home to the Roman Baths built 2000 years ago, the eternal mystery that is Stonehenge, and Blenheim Palace are World Heritage Sites. Active England, as the Cotswolds contains some of the best historic sites in England, we believe the whole of the Cotswolds deserves to be listed as a World Heritage Site.
The Cotswolds are renowned for their beautiful villages, hundreds of years old and set beautifully in the landscape, each with its own identity, village green, pubs and shops which melt the hearts of our visitors. Small market towns, bustling and full of charm are the hub of the Cotswolds and are England’s answer to the hill-top towns in Tuscany!
With our partners at the Cotswolds Inns and Hotels Group, we offer charming and high-quality accommodation in the heart of the small market towns, including Moreton in Marsh, Burford and Tetbury. With great food – England now has more Michelin star restaurants than the USA – our guests are pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality.
A Cotswolds vacation gives you everything you would expect from England and more! Friends and memories are made for life in the wonderful, atmospheric landscape.
Need a few quick answers to your questions on the Cotswolds? We’ve put together answers to five of your most commonly asked questions.
From quaint hotels to authentic B&Bs, there are a variety of places to stay in beautiful locations across the Cotswolds. From the market town of Moreton in the Marsh in the North, to Burford ‘gateway’ to the Cotswolds, and the Roman Spa town of Bath in the South.
The Cotswolds stretches from Bath in the South to Stratford Upon Avon in the North, and across to Oxford in the East. It is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, its rolling hills and its historic towns and villages, built from the golden Cotswold stone.
The Cotswolds is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A limestone escarpment of rolling green hills and picturesque valleys in the south west of England. It is a quintessentially British area with historical landmarks and pockets of singular beauty throughout.
Our cycling and walking tours criss-cross the stunning countryside, visiting the key highlights and iconic places in the Cotswolds, including Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, Bath and Blenheim Palace. We also visit Stonehenge and Windsor Castle.
The Cotswolds is a short distance from London, to the North West of London. Oxford is an hour away by direct train, and Moreton-in-Marsh, where many of our tours begin, is only an hour and a half by direct train.
Wander down winding lanes through the stunning English Countryside to visit iconic sites from Oxford to Bath, Windsor Castle and more. With great hotels, great hospitality and food.
Walk through the beautiful English Countryside, through the North Cotswolds to visit Abbeys, Churches, quaint market towns and golden stoned villages. Walk along parts of the famous Cotswold Way trail and discover the finest area of England on foot.