Tourist Information & Hotels in The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Wiltshire
the Cotswolds are well-known for gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), sleepy villages and for being so ‘typically English’. There are famous cities such as Bath, well-known beautiful towns like Cheltenham and hundreds of delightful villages such as Burford and Castle Combe. Above all, the local honey-coloured limestone, used for everything from the stone floors in the houses to the tiles on the roof, has ensured that the area has a magical uniformity of architecture. The larger market towns and villages of the Cotswolds are famous for their shops, such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester, Chipping Norton and Tetbury.
There are over 30 Gardens open to the public, here are 3 of the most well known:
Westonbirt Arboretum, Abbey House Gardens & Cerney House Gardens
There are many small historical attractions in the Cotswolds. The 3 most popular ones worth visiting are Blenheim Palace, The Roman Baths and Cheltenham Art Gallery
To find the best walks, contact the local Tourist Information Centres located across the Cotwolds, and obtain one of their handy maps with clear instructions, noting places of interest. Cotswolds Walking Idea 1 Cotswolds Walking Idea 2
Whether you are searching for some inspiration for a break or an activity. Or, you are a visitor from afar looking to experience the English Countryside, histroy and culture, then Oxfordshire is an all inspiring palce to be. From the University town of Oxford, to the swathes of open countryside of the Cotswolds, dotted with picturesque villages, crossed with rambling walks and romantic drives. There is an abundance of historical buildings, gardens and other sights and pleasures awaiting you in Oxfordshire. Here are some which Classic recommends are worth visiting:
Blenheim Palace & Gardens is a must, Broughton Castle, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford & a
cruise on the River Thames, Visit the Cotswolds Wildlife Park, free entrance into the UK's oldest museum, 16th century Bailliol & Christchurch Colleges and their links to the Harry Potter Films, Gardens and River Punting.
Walking, cycling, hot air ballooning, horseriding, fishing and golf are all available against a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty.
Enjoy the delights of Buckinghamshire, a county over 50 miles in length but just 10 miles wide at its narrowest point, set right in the heart of rural England. Buckinghamshire is one of the loveliest of the Home Counties - some say the loveliest - and its Chiltern hills and beechwoods, beautiful River Thames and the rolling acres of Aylesbury Vale make it a place for visitors to enjoy.
For the lovers of Historical buildings and mouments, you'll be spoilt for choice: Waddesdon Manor, Hughenden Manor, Chenies Manor & the National Trust has 13 properties open to the public all year round.
Attractions - Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Bletchley Park & Bucks. Railway Centre are the main attractions in Buckinghamshire.
Activities & Walking
With the Chiltern Hills, the River Thames and thousands of miles of footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes Buckinghamshire is a great place for active families. For instance; The Ridgeway and Thames Path
The 2 main ones are Cliveden and Stowe Gardens