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Top 10 things to do in Cotswolds while vacationing in England

By Buvaneshwari Gopinath - August 25, 2020
Cotswolds

Cotswolds village is located in the extended part of England. With sewing hills, and meadows near to the Thames River, the place is a mini escapade from reality. Sloping across the counties of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, and Somerset, the Cotswolds is perfect for a weekend trip in the UK! Exciting, Isn’t it? As we all know, tourism plays a significant role, giving us more glee and joy! Cotswolds is one of the prettiest parts of the world. With several beautiful things to do in Cotswolds, you can reconnect with nature, know the history and rejuvenate. Now if you are planning for a short yet scintillating weekend getaway, you know where to go! Here are the top 10 things to do in Cotswolds while vacationing in England.

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Things to do in Cotswolds

1. Kelmscott Manor

William Morris’s summer home, the most beautiful and substantial Manor house, was described as ‘ heaven on earth’ by him. His love for the craftsmanship and this organic home was wholly in harmony with the village. It gawked to him as if it had “grown-up out of the soil”. It’s gorgeous gardens, with depots, dovecote, a pasture, and a stream, provided a constant source of enthusiasm for him.

The house is perhaps the most provocative of all the houses associated with Morris. For it contains an extraordinary collection of the custody and works of Morris, his family and his Arts & Crafts affiliates, including furnishings,  original and authentic textiles, pictures, carpets, ceramics, and even the networks.

2. Dayle’s Ford

Known as the ‘spa of Australia’, the Dayles ford is quite outstanding for its mineral waters. Besides all the food places, Daylesford is solely meant for eating pork, fruits, veggies, and homemade loaves of bread. Hungry? Make your way to Dayle’s ford, grab a snack and fill your tummy! To make it more interesting, book a seat for Dayle’s cookery class, and become a pro!

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What is more satisfying than food? Put your vegan brains to sleep. This is going to be a meaty feast.

3. Abbey House Garden

The Abbey house garden is one notable place to visit in Cotswolds. It is the best jaw-dropping venue to snatch the countryside breakfast every day! A town with iron age origins called Malmesbury has this best site – The Abbey house gardens! What else does a perfect family stay oblige? Look out for this or you might see more than you bartered for on the grounds of Abbey House. The Coy Carp Cafe presents you with the best refreshments, and feed a great number of the fish while enjoying a cup of tea! Tulips, roses, herbs, and riverwalk! What else do you need to end the weekend so flawlessly and lively?

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4. Hayley Fruits Farm

Hayley’s fruit farm is one outstanding site to visit mandatorily in the Cotswolds! The farm shop gives the visitors some incredibly tasting local produce, a luscious lunch which can be enjoyed in the ‘Orchard’ restaurant!  There are numerous on-site recreations to checkout entailing a nature trail, Pick Your Fruit (in season), clay pigeon shooting and coarse fishing.

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Hayles Fruit Farm has a record, dating back to 1880 that it is owned by the same family since the 1950s. It started with apples and Cob nuts, and these things continue to grow – but now it has improved to encompass fruits like pears, plums, strawberries, raspberries, and gooseberries. Wohoooo! Visitors can camp and fish on-site, and enjoy a freshly sourced meal at their delightful cafe. Don’t forget to sip their homemade apple juice and cider before fleeing!

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5. The Wild Rabbit

Searching for something that gives you a ‘home’ like feel? The wild rabbit is one such place to visit! 80 miles northwest of London, head to the Wild rabbit. With alluring villages and various outstanding diners within walking distance, take a train ride to reach the spot. You can have an amazing weekend here! A primary area for examining the area’s rural topography and rock towns. Grab a glass of wine from the cellar and enjoy the warmth from the fireplace! 

6. Whichford

Celebrating over 40 years of amazing pottery, the Whichford stands on the top. Get energized by their remarkable courtyard garden, choose the nicest range of flower pots, scan through the elegant handmade British gifts in their gallery! End your day with a cup of tea, coffee, cake, lunch, brunch or a slice of toast in our fabulous and yummilicious cafe, The Straw Kitchen! Handmade with love, the Whichford pottery is sure to be visited!

7. Westonbirt Arboretum

Get rid of all mental exhaustion and reconnect with nature, reconnect with others, and reconnect with yourselves! One remarkable place to learn and live with the greenery! 

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Walk down in the green carpet, spread over 600 acres with 18,000 trees and shrubs. This place is a year-round treat for all the visitors!

8. Tisanes Tea Room

With a friendly environment for the visitors to relax, Tisanes tea room is not only for tea lovers. You can experience the raptures of the tea room which has a full waitress service. Here, they offer a vast range of tempting coffees,  quality leaf teas and soft drinks bonded with a varied menu for breakfast, lunches, and light meals. Come here to grab the nicest food!  Gluten-free options are also accessible. The shop stocks a tempting collection of work by local craftsmen and women, incorporating fashionable home furnishings.

9. Stow-on-the-wold

Stow-on-the-Wold would picture everything relevant to the Costwold. The Stow-on-the-Wold was once recognized for its wool trade. Flanked by two ancient yew trees, the St Edwards Church is quite striking for its largely gorgeous north door. As the name suggests, it’s a former butcher and now a prominent restaurant, serving meat and seafood in the proportional estimate.

There are more than 10 cottages in this village, accomodating anywhere up to 10 people at a time! Noteworthy, isn’t it? Book an online cottage as soon as possible! 

10. Soho Farmhouse

For an absolute “country-lite” retreat, consider the Soho farmhouse! Thank God, you needn’t be a Soho House member to stay at this glorious farmhouse. Activities like horse riding,  tennis, and rowing are exclusively available! If it’s raining, huddle up by the log fire in the main depot, with a stiff drink. The hotel accommodation varies from studio cabins to bell tents. Above all, you can even rent an entire farmhouse!

If you are a person who loves to visit places that bring you peace and tranquillity Cotswolds in England is the right place. Visit Pickyourtrail website to check the super cool packages available for England. Need more help? Leave us a Whatsapp message and we will get back to you shortly. Experience safe travels with Pickyourtrail.

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