Things to do in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds enchant and delight with their picturesque villages and their chocolate-box cottages. Nested in enchanting valleys and surrounded by rolling hills, the Cotswold villages enjoy quaint streets painted in honey-coloured hues, grand stately homes, delightful shops and cafés, and striking country scenery.

Starter guides for things to do in the Cotswolds:

You can also discover walks in the Cotswolds.

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.

Picturesque cottages painted yellow in the Cotswold village of Badminton near Bath and Bristol

Top 6 Cotswold villages to visit near Bath & Bristol

Located north of Bath and Bristol, the South Cotswolds feature a plethora of picturesque villages and charming cottages, and offer the ideal escape to British quintessence. Perfect for a day trip or weekend away, check out these South Cotswold villages.

Quaint row of cottages in Bisley

Cotswold villages to visit: Painswick, Bisley & Slad

Located in the enchanting Cotswolds region near Stroud, the picturesque villages of Painswick, Bisley and Slad are key Cotswold villages to visit. These villages combine Cotswold charm with quaint streets, chocolate-box cottages and arresting scenery.

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