Discover rolling hills, ancient woodlands, tranquil villages and bustling market towns and enjoy one of England's most treasured landscapes on foot, on horseback or by bike.
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Welcome to the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty includes some of the most beautiful countryside in England and is a wonderful place to visit and explore at any time of year. Visit the Cotswolds for a truly peaceful and relaxing holiday - get away from the crowds and explore the quieter tracks, hidden villages and secret corners.

Upcoming Events

Heather Dawson will be on hand in the museum’s galleries to explain the techniques archaeologists use to uncover the historical landscape.
Fairytale Wedding Dresses
25th July 2014 - Corinium Museum
Join Sara Salvidge and explore the wedding dresses in the Corinium Museum collections.
The Romans are Coming!
26th July 2014 - 27th July 2014 - Chedworth Roman Villa
Back with a taster of life in ancient Rome, Legio II Augusta bring their unique stalls, demonstrations and talks to Chedworth. Interesting and great fun.
Festival of Fizz
26th July 2014 - 27th July 2014 - Winchcombe
A weekend of celebrations marking 400th anniversary of the birth of locally born-and-raised Christopher Merrett, who is attributed with playing a major part in the creation of "fizz" more than 20 years before Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon famously introduced champagne to the world in Epernay, France.
Rural Cinema -The Grand Budapest Hotel
26th July 2014 - 27th July 2014 - Corinium Museum
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars.
In The Mood
26th July 2014 - Evesham Town Hall
In The Mood- The Three Belles bring you their very own 1940s experience night! At this event you can expect to be whisked back in time for a night of nostalgia and fantastic entertainment! 1940s dress code is a must.

Upcoming Walks

25 July 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Winchcombe
  • Starting Point Public car park by the library in Winchcombe;Pay & Display

A walk from Winchcombe through the grounds of Sudeley Castle, St Kenelms Well, and Salters Hill, and back.

26 July 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Strenuous
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Distance 10 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Box on the A4 East of Bath
  • Starting Point Selwyn Hall free Car Park, Box - Off the A4

A climb out of the Avon valley through woods to Blue Vein, then the Macmillan way to the Avenue. Return via Monkton Farleigh,Kingsdown and Shockerwick. Please bring a picnic lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs. Level or downhill after early climbs!

27 July 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 4 hours
  • Distance 8 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bath
  • Starting Point Odd Down Park and Ride

A walk along part of the Fosse Way (Roman Road) to Combe Hay and along the Somerset Coal Canal to Midford before returning via South Stoke. Please bring a picnic lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs

29 July 2014 - 2.30
Details
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Distance 1.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village
  • Starting Point Chipping Campden Market Hall

Join the Cotswold Wardens for a guided walk along Chipping Campden's "most beautiful village street now left in the island." Hear how the ancient town has developed, the importance of wool through to the influence brought by The Guild of Handicrafts. Suggested donation £3.00.

29 July 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 4.5 hours
  • Distance 7.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Adlestrop, Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Starting Point Adlestrop Village Hall

This walk in the Evenlode Valley has fine views and pretty villages with plenty of history. From Adlestrop it takes in Chastleton Barrow, Chastleton House and village, and Evenlode village. Please bring a packed lunch.

31 July 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Distance 1.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village
  • Starting Point Chipping Campden Market Hall

Join the Cotswold Wardens for a guided walk along Chipping Campden's "most beautiful village street now left in the island." Hear how the ancient town has developed, the importance of wool through to the influence brought by The Guild of Handicrafts. Suggested donation £3.00.

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