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The Cotswolds According to Me - Resources

Pauline Kenny


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.


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


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


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


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


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.



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


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


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


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.


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


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.



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


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


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


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


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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