Travel to the Cotswolds in England and enjoy fairytale villages and the rolling hills of Gloucestershire.
Straight from a Beatrix Potter children’s book, the countryside towns that make up the Cotswolds region in Western England are a magical adventure when traveling to England. The Arlington Row honey-colored weavers cottages in the Cotswolds date back to 1380.
Known for fairytale-looking small towns of Bourton-on-the-Water, Upper Slaughter, Stow-on-the-Wold, and Moreton-in-Marsh, the sandstone farmer houses, small streams, windmills from distilleries, and sheep that graze on meadows surrounding these towns make for a truly special travel experience. Wade into the streams, feed the ducks, or relax on a park bench and watch the villagers go about their everyday business. It is old-world England country at it’s finestt and only a 2 hour drive from London.
Drive through the rolling evergreen hills
Upper Slaughter is particularly beautiful area and a must-visit for an hour or so. Dangle your feet over the walkway bridges, eat a sandwich, or take a coffee break to breathe in the country air. Peer around you and see the country manor houses in the distance, rolling hills dotted with sheep, and listen to horses clip-clopping along the roads. This all makes for a serene way to remember how simple and peaceful country life really is.
Each town in the Cotswold district in Gloucestershire is situated 5 to 20 miles from each other, allowing a wonderful driving experience over several days. Be sure to google the Romantic Road of the Cotswolds and drive parts of it to experience the rolling hills and beautiful views on your travels to England. If you’re traveling to London from San Francisco, you’ll know Napa Valley has met it’s match when driving through The Cotswolds!
When traveling to the Cotswolds by car from London, be sure to visit other wonderful towns such as Henley on Thames, Bath in Somerset County and the Stonehenge ruins. The Cotswolds is a romantic destination. The natural beauty captivates travelers to Europe. Either buying ceramics made by local artisans, or talking to painters who are drawn to etch and paint the beautiful water and mountain vista’s, all will agree that the scenery is spectacular.