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The Cotswolds According to Me - Resources

Pauline Kenny

General

Slow Travel Google Map: The Cotswolds, map by Pauline

Tourist Office/Town Council Websites

www.the-cotswolds.org: The Cotswolds, official website for the area.

www.thisisthecotswolds.co.uk: This is the Cotswolds, local news and information

www.thecotswoldgateway.co.uk: Tourist information, descriptions of towns

www.visitcotswoldsandsevernvale.gov.uk: Tourist board for Cotswolds and Severn Vale, information and accommodations. Centers on Tewkesbury and Winchcombe.

www.glos-cotswolds.com: Glouchestershire Tourism

www.glouchestershire.gov.uk: Glouchestershire County Council

www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org: Oxfordshire Cotswolds, West Oxfordshire District Council, descriptions of towns, accommodations, travel information.

www.cotswoldsaonb.com: Cotswolds, Area of Natural Beauty.

General

www.cotswoldcountry.co.uk: Links to all the websites for the Cotswolds, by town

Gardens

www.nationaltrust.org.uk: National Trust, information on historic homes and gardens throughout England

www.cotswoldsgardens.com: Cotswolds Gardens, from Gloucestershire Tourism, descriptions of gardens you can visit

www.greatbritishgardens.co.uk: Great British Gardens

www.nationaltrust.org.uk: Hidcote Manor Garden, near Chipping Campden

www.kiftsgate.co.uk: Kiftsgate Gardens, near Chipping Campden

www.nationaltrust.org.uk: Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate, near Burford

www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt: Westonbirt - the National Arboretum

Historic Houses

www.nationaltrust.org.uk: National Trust, information on historic homes and gardens throughout England

www.english-heritage.org.uk: English Heritage, information on historic sites throughout England

www.broadwaytower.co.uk: Broadway Tower, near Broadway

www.nationaltrust.org.uk: Chastleton, near Moreton-in-Marsh

www.owlpen.com: Owlpen Manor

www.nationaltrust.org.uk: Snowshill Manor, near Broadway

www.nationaltrust.org.uk: Hailes Abbey, near Winchcombe

www.sudeleycastle.co.uk: Sudeley Castle, near Winchcombe

www.ragleyhall.com: Ragley Hall

www.coughtoncourt.co.uk: Coughton Court

www.bredon.freewire.co.uk: Bredon, and St. Giles Church in Bredon

www.nationaltrust.org.uk: Bredon Tithe Barn

www.nationaltrust.org.uk: Kinwarton Dovecote

Other Things to Do

www.gwsr.com: Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR), historic steam train from Toddington to Winchcombe to Cheltenham

www.butterflyfarm.co.uk: Stratford Butterfly Farm

www.shakespeare.org.uk: Shakespeare's Birthplace

www.stratford.co.uk/brass/: Stratford Brass Rubbing Centre

www.aboutbritain.com/BirdlandParkandGardens.htm: Birdland at Bourton-on-the-Water

www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk: Cotswold Farm Park

www.cotswold-way.co.uk: Information about the long distance trail, The Cotswolds Way, accommodation booking

Roman Sites

www.nationaltrust.org.uk: Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cirencester

en.wikipedia.org: Wikipedia, Roman Roads in Britain.

Large Towns

Cheltenham

www.visitcheltenham.com: Cheltenham Spa, tourist information, from Cheltenham Borough. Database of restaurants/pubs/cafes with some descriptions, lists of events, accommodations information. Cotswolds information with good descriptions of towns and a suggested driving routes (The Romantic Road).

www.cheltenham.uk.com: The Pockett Guide to Cheltenham, by Stevie Pockett. Good descriptions of restaurants/pubs/cafes. (I find lime green on black hard to read, but other than that, this is a great site for Cheltenham.)

www.cheltenhammuseum.org.uk: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum

www.cheltenhamfestivals.com: Cheltenham Festivals, held throughout the year

Cirencester

www.cirencester.co.uk: Tourist information for Cirencester.

www.british-publishing.com: Cirencester Official Guide, by the Town Council.

www.cirencester.co.uk/coriniummuseum/: Corinium Museum

Stroud

www.stroudtown.com: Tourist information from the Stroud Town Center. Very good website with list of cafes and shops,

www.visitthecotswolds.org.uk: Stroud District Tourism. Tourist information for Stroud, Nailsworth, Dursley, Painswick, and Wotton Under Edge.

www.madeinstroud.org/markets/stroud.htm: Stroud has a good weekly farmer's market, just off the High Street in the Cornhill Market Place, on the first and third Saturday of the month. Only locally grown produce is sold.

Towns

Burford

www.oxtowns.co.uk/burford/: Oxtowns - Burford

www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org: Oxfordshire Cotswolds, West Oxfordshire District Council, descriptions of towns, accommodations, travel information.

www.burfordcotswolds.co.uk: Burford Chamber of Trade website

Chipping Campden

www.visitchippingcampden.com: Chipping Campden Information Center website.

www.chippingcampden.co.uk: Tourist information with accommodations, restaurants, things to do.

www.chipping-campden.net: A quintessentially English town in the heart of the Cotswolds. Tourist information with accommodations, restaurants, things to do.

www.welch.co.uk: Robert Welch, Chipping Campden

Chipping Norton

www.oxtowns.co.uk/chipping_norton/: Oxtowns - Chipping Norton

www.chippingnorton.net: Chipping Norton. A nice website with history, things to do, restaurants, accommodations. I think it is run by the local council, but am not sure.

www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org: Oxfordshire Cotswolds, West Oxfordshire District Council, descriptions of towns, accommodations, travel information.

www.chippingnortontheatre.co.uk/: The Theatre at Chipping Norton

Lechlade

www.kelmscottmanor.co.uk: Kelmscott Manor, near Lechlade, the house the William Morris lived in (founder of the Arts & Crafts movement in the late 1800s)

www.naturalbest.co.uk: Cotswold Woolen Weavers, Filkens, Lechdale

Moreton-in-Marsh

www.moreton-in-marsh.co.uk: Moreton-in-Marsh business association. Use the search box to find businesses.

Stow-on-the-Wold

www.stowonthewold.net: Town Council website with some tourist information and history.

www.hamptons-hampers.co.uk: Hamptons, a very good deli in Stow. We bought local cheeses here to bring home.

Tetbury

www.tetbury.org.uk: Tetbury Chamber of Commerce website with good travel information about things to see in Tetbury and lists of businesses.

www.tetbury.org: Tetbury Tourist Information website with local events and accommodations. Good list of vacation rentals; they can be hard to find in the southern Cotswolds.

www.badminton-horse.co.uk: Badminton Horse Trials, held in May near Tetbury

Winchcombe

www.winchcombe.co.uk: Winchcombe Business website with travel information, lists of restaurants/pubs/tea rooms, accommodations, walking tours, local information.

www.visitcotswoldsandsevernvale.gov.uk: Winchcombe and Tewkesbury Tourist Offices website with restaurant lists, accommodations, tourist information.

Villages

Adlestrop

www.adlestrop.org.uk: Adlestrop village, information about the village and the text of the Edward Thomas poem

www.dukesofbuckingham.org/places/adlestrop/adlestrop.htm: Information about Adlestrop

www.wildinthecotswolds.co.uk: Notes about Adlestrop, including the text of the Edward Thomas poem

Broadway

www.broadway-cotswolds.co.uk: Town of Broadway

Painswick

www.painswick.co.uk: Town of Painswick, in the southern Cotswolds

Tetbury

www.tetbury.com: Tetbury, in the southern Cotswolds

www.tetburyonline.co.uk: Tetbury

Nearby Towns

www.aboutbritain.com/towns/Tewkesbury.asp: Town of Tewksbury

www.tewkesburyabbey.org.uk: Tewkesbury Abbey, former Benedictine Abbey Church, with most of the abbey dating from the 12th Century

www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk: Town of Stratford-upon-Avon

Miscellaneous

www.fionawalker.com: Fiona Walker, a writer living in the Cotswolds (Kingham, near Chipping Norton), writes "romance" novels set in the Cotswolds (Tongue in Cheek, Lots of Love).

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