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Bath, Bristol, the Cotswolds and beyond offer some of the best sights and scenery in the United Kingdom, from enchanting valleys to bountiful hills and charming villages. For an afternoon stroll, a day trip or a weekend away, plan your visits and walks with us.

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Includes the top 7 road trip stops beyond Bath & Bristol, the top 7 pub walks in the Cotswolds and more!

Beautiful Cotswold cottages in the village of Stanton - Travelling around the Cotswolds without a car

How to travel around the Cotswolds without a car

If you wish to explore the Cotswolds without a car, you’ll only be able to visit a limited number of villages at any given time. Find how to travel to and around the Cotswolds without a car, and detailed public transport itineraries by Cotswold village.

Cotswold rolling hills and enchanting valleys in the Painswick Beacon, Coopers Hill & Painswick Valley walk

Walk in the Cotswolds: Painswick Beacon & Coopers Hill

Located near the village of Painswick, this Cotswold walk starts at Painswick Beacon. From the wild common of Painswick Beacon, this country walk takes you through lush woodland to Coopers Hill and explores the enchanting Painswick Valley.

Striking Georgian architecture of Great Pulteney Street in Bath, location to several top Airbnb stays

Top 10 Airbnb stays in Bath

From the Royal Crescent to the Kennet & Avon Canal, Bath features countless places just waiting to be explored. If you’re planning a visit to the spa city, find the best areas to stay and the best Airbnb places to rent in Bath.

Walking along a country lane on the Alderley & Tresham walk in the Cotswolds

Walk in the Cotswolds: Alderley & Tresham

Located near Wotton-under-Edge, the Alderley & Tresham walk explores two enchanting valleys and enjoys stunning views of the Cotswold Hills. This Cotswold walk starts at the village of Alderley and takes you across rolling fields to the hamlet of Tresham.

The Hancock’s Well Spring, a tributary of the River Avon, flowing through Grove Wood in between the Cotswold villages of Luckington and Sherston

Walk in the Cotswolds: From Luckington to Sherston

This Cotswold walk starts at the quaint village of Luckington and takes you along the Hancock’s Well Spring to the lovely village of Sherston. From there, this circular walk leads you across lush fields and along charming country lanes back to Luckington.

Views of Sugar Loaf and the Brecon Beacon mountains from the Skirrid Mountain

Walk in the Brecon Beacons: The Skirrid Mountain

Located in the Brecon Beacons near Abergavenny, the Skirrid Mountain walk first takes you through peaceful woodland before a steep hike to the top of the rocky peak. From there, you can admire spectacular and varied 360° views stretching for miles.

Views from Black Hill in the Brecon Beacons

Walk in the Brecon Beacons: Black Hill & Hay Bluff

Located in the Brecon Beacons, the Black Hill & Hay Bluff walk offers majestic mountains, rocky peaks, wild moorland and spectacular scenery. Throughout this challenging yet rewarding hike, you’ll be swept away by the dazzling views.

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