TO WORCESTER TO A417 A4103 GREAT MALVERN TO EVESHAM STATION STRATFORD-UPON-AVON A49 BIRMINGHAM MICKLETON AIRPORT EVESHAM
A417 A438 A465 A44 LEDBURY STATION RIVER AVON A429 BANBURY CHIPPING A422 A449 WILLERSEY BANBURY CAMPDEN STATION HEREFORD CONDERTON BROADWAY A465 LEDBURY ASHCHURCH FOR TEWKESBURY STOURTON BUCKLAND THE COTSWOLD WAY A417 Blockley M40 SNOWSHILL A44 A44 STANTON MORETON-IN-MARSH HOOK NORTON A449 TODDINGTON A49 TEWKESBURY STANWAY LONGBOROUGH M50 HAILES GREAT TEW A417 WINCHCOMBE STOW-ON-THE-WOLD CHIPPING NORTON
NEWENT ASHLEWORTH A38 A49 KINGHAM GUITING POWER STATION CHELTENHAM A44 ROSS-ON-WYE SPA STATION NAUNTON THE SLAUGHTERS STAVERTON ROUSHAM A40 AIRPORT A40 CHELTENHAM SPA BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER A40 A40 CHARLBURY STATION A40 THE RISSINGTONS GLOUCESTER A429 GOODRICH GLOUCESTER LONGHOPE STATION WOODSTOCK MITCHELDEAN CHARLBURY A34 A40 A436 SYMONDS YAT A38 LYDBROOK WITCOMBE SHERBORNE THE BARRINGTONS LONG HANBOROUGH WESTBURY-ON-SEVERN A417 NORTHLEACH MONMOUTH A40 SWINBROOK THE COTSWOLD WAY COLESBOURNE BURFORD TO MINSTER LOVELL COLEFORD CINDERFORD WITNEY LUTON ARLINGHAM CHEDWORTH A40 A40 AIRPORT A40 SAUL PAINSWICK RAGLAN M5 A34 A48 A429 BIBURY OXFORD SLAD PARKEND STROUD THE GLOUCESTER AND STATION FILKINS SHARPNESS CANAL THE DUNTISBOURNES OXFORD STATION ST. BRIAVALS STROUD
STONEHOUSE THE THAMES AND SEV A449 SHARPNESS SLIMBRIDGE E RIVER THAMES WOODCHESTER RN BAMPTON LYDNEY LYDNEY STATION PA TH CIRENCESTER CAM AND DURSLEY A417 FAIRFORD A48 BERKELEY MINCHINHAMPTON A419 A34 NYMPSFIELD LECHLADE A420
RIVER A38 NAILSWORTH COTSWOLD WATER PARK A433 THAMES RIVER THAMES RIVER DURSLEY COTSWOLD SEVERN KEMBLE COTSWOLD WATER PARK FARINGDON AIRPORT CRICKLADE THE THAMES PATH TETBURY STATION CHEPSTOW THORNBURY
CHEPSTOW STATION A38 DIDCOT PARKWAY WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE A429 M48 A46 WESTONBIRTMALMESBURY M5 A420 DIDCOT TO CARDIFF A419 UFFINGTON THE COTSWOLD WAY A433 SWINDON STATION BADMINTON M4
YATE STATION SWINDON NORTH EAST NORTH WEST M1 YATE M6 BIRMINGHAM A432 A38 M69 BRISTOL PARKWAY M4 M4 M5 M40 A34 M5 M1 LUTON CARDIFF OXFORD CASTLE COMBE M4 GLOUCESTER M25 M32 A346 M4 LONDON BRISTOL A350 BRISTOL HEATHROW M20 A4174 GATWICK M5 A46 A369 A4 SOUTH WEST CHIPPENHAM TO LONDON & CHIPPENHAM STATION HEATHROW AIRPORT A339 AVEBURY MARLBOROUGH A4 TO A4 CORSHAM A4174 BRISTOL AIRPORT A37 LACOCK NEWBURY A370 BATH A38 A36 OUT AND ABOUT IN THE COTSWOLDS
Burford Cirencester Fairford Cheltenham Winchcombe Broadway A Medieval, historic high street, full of Capital town of the Cotswolds, rich with The riverside town’s wool church has a Refined elegance and Regency architecture Beautiful market town with timbered inns, Broadway has strong links to the Arts and independent shops & cafes, sweeps down Roman history and vibrant market square complete set of 28 medieval stained glass provide the backdrop for fantastic festivals, a castle, and quality shops, set in stunning Crafts movement with a long high street full towards the River Windrush. with fascinating parish church. windows. Great base for the Cotswold Water enviable foodie scene and buzzing nightlife. countryside, offering beautiful walks. of independent shops, galleries and cafes. Park area. WELCOME TO THE
COTSWOLDS Lechlade Nailsworth Northleach Chipping Campden Moreton-in-Marsh Woodstock
WYE VALLEY AND FOREST OF DEAN Attractive town, located on the River Thames, A lively, artistic market town nestled in a The ancient market place and streets are rich Elegant town, full of distinctive well-pre- The wide high street is lined with iconic A fine Georgian town with royal heritage, the WYE VALLEY AND FOREST OF DEAN OF FOREST AND VALLEY WYE with thriving market square full of interesting wooded valley, renowned for its selection of in architectural interest from half-timbered served buildings. Discover the Arts and Crafts Cotswold stone buildings along with a manor many attractive period buildings include two COTSWOLDS With lush, green hills criss-crossed by dry stone walls and dotted with picture-perfect towns and shops and cafes. award-winning eateries and local vineyard. Tudor houses, to the Old Prison. movement in galleries and the museum. house, and on Tuesdays a retail market fills museums and the town hall.
villages built of honey coloured stone, the Cotswolds is rural England at its finest. Under two the centre.
hours from London, this is the perfect destination for overseas visitors to get a taste of
‘Uncover the Cotswolds’ enables visitors to combine must-see hotspots with little known, THE UNCOVER authentic treasures, places not mentioned in the tour guides or not normally open to the public. A wide range of experiences and suggested itineraries cover everything from the area’s richly diverse heritage to the cultured Regency town of Cheltenham and historic City of Gloucester: walks through stunning rural countryside, active adventures in the Forest of Dean or at Cotswold Water Park; World Heritage sites or fascinating local museums; the chance to take life slowly at a country Tetbury Witney Wotton-under-Edge Newent Ross-on-Wye Chepstow spa; taste the fabulous local food; or pop in for a drink to meet the locals in one of the many pubs Renowned for its Royal connections, this A charming bustling market town with Located on the Cotswold Way the town has A charming town, the 17th century Market Historic market town known as the “Gateway The border town has an impressive castle, stunning town is full of architectural heritage an excellent range of shops and a twice a great range of independent shops, and House is surrounded by 13th century black to the Wye Valley”, with a 17th century quaint streets to explore and the Forest of in towns or villages that make The Cotswolds what it is today – ready to welcome you. including the iconic Market House. weekly market. historic attractions nearby. and white buildings, independent shops with Market House at its heart, offering quirky Dean over the Wales/England border, via the attractions nearby. shops and activities nearby. Old Wye Bridge. NOTES LOVING THE COTSWOLDS GETTING HERE The area is well connected to London with frequent trains meaning you arrive in less than 2 hours. With many airports within 1-2 hours’ drive of the Cotswolds, onward connecting travel means visiting the area can form part of a wider visit to the UK.
BY CAR BY COACH The motorway network provides easy access via the M4 or National Express coaches operate daily services from many M40 from London and the South East, the M4, M48 & M50 to parts of the UK to most larger towns in the area. From & from Wales and the M5 from the North, Midlands and the these destinations, local coach companies operate services South West as well as major main roads. to reach other towns and villages. www.nationalexpress.com The Roman Baths Westonbirt Arboretum Cotswold Water Park Cheltenham Racecourse Gloucestershire Sudeley Castle Remarkably preserved Roman spa, where One of the finest tree collections in the world, Covering 40 square miles, the Cotswold Water Cheltenham Racecourse is the jewel in jump Warwickshire Railway With Royal connections spanning 1000 years, BY TRAIN BY BUS the Romans built a magnificent temple including a walkway through the tree tops Park has 150 lakes where all outdoor needs racing’s crown. The racing, setting, tradition Travel in style on a steam train along the Sudeley Castle and Gardens has stunning Easily accessible by rail, with mainline stations at Bath, Local bus companies operate to connect key transport and bathing complex using Bath’s offering spectacular views across the are catered for, from peaceful nature reserves and finest hospitality all combine to give scenery, exhibitions and gardens to explore. 29 mile round trip from Broadway to Cheltenham, Charlbury, Chepstow, Gloucester, Hanborough, towns to the wider Cotswolds, Forest od Dean and Wye thermal springs. picturesque landscape. to water sports and even rally driving. everyone, an experience they’ll never forget. Cheltenham Racecourse with fantastic views. Kemble (for Cirencester), Kingham (for Stow-on-the-Wold), Valley area. The Cotswolds Discoverer One Day Pass is the Lydney, Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxford, Ashchurch perfect and hassle-free way to travel in the Cotswolds Area (for Tewkesbury), Cam & Dursley and Stroud. of Outstanding Natural Beauty by bus and by train. National Rail Enquiry line 08457 48 49 50 www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/discoverer
USEFUL TRANSPORT LINKS
Cotswold Wildlife Park Slimbridge WWT Blenheim Palace Tewkesbury Abbey Hidcote Garden Gloucester Docks AIRPORTS PLANNING YOUR VISIT A memorable experience with 260 species of Home to an astounding array of wildlife One of England’s’ finest houses and a World Marvel at the history and architecture of Hidcote is an Arts & Crafts garden full of col- Old Victorian port with interesting views, Bristol Airport: www.bristolairport.co.uk National Rail: www.nationalrail.co.uk amazing animals on show, set in 160 acres including the world’s largest collection of Heritage site, Blenheim Palace is the birth this ancient abbey located in medieval our and intricately designed outdoor ‘rooms’ shops and attractions including The National with beautiful gardens, manor house and swans, flamingos, geese and ducks - many place of Sir Winston Churchill and home to Tewkesbury. that are full of surprises. Waterways Museum. Birmingham Airport: Brit Pass: www.britrail.net/passes/ even a train. migrating for the Winter. the 12th Duke of Marlborough. www.birminghamairport.co.uk britrail-south-west-pass London Heathrow: www.heathrow.com Travel Line: www.traveline.info Gatwick Airport: www.gatwickairport.com Further information: Luton Airport: www.london-luton.co.uk www.cotswolds.com/travel www.wyedeantourism.co.uk/travel Cardiff Airport: www.cardiff-airport.com
Connect with us on @cotswoldsinfo the_cotswolds Cotswoldsinfo @Cotswoldsinfo Stroud Farmers’ Market Cotswold Farm Park Birdland Symonds Yat Puzzlewood Film Locations Located in the heart of Stroud, browse the Home of the rare breed conservation, Explore riverside gardens to discover exotic An internationally renowned viewpoint, from An enchanting, ancient woodland, filled with Why not visit the locations of films such as stalls selling local produce, talking with Cotswold Farm Park offers a fun-filled day out and rare birds from around the world the Rock, watch Peregrine Falcons soar above fantastic tree and rock formations. A popular Star Wars or Harry Potter or TV series such as producers at this multi award-winning large where you can interact with the animals and including King Pengiuns, pelicans and the River Wye 120m below, or enjoy a drink TV & film location including Star Wars. Downton Abbey, Poldark or Wolf Hall, you Plan your visit: www.cotswolds.com/trade popular farmers’ market. learn about farming past and present. colourful parrots. in a riverside pub. may even spot a film crew! BRAND BOOK