Discover a more authentic side to the Cotswolds on our walking holidays. If you’re looking to see a slice of quintessential England, we can’t recommend The Cotswolds highly enough. The walking is outstanding - wind your way alongside rivers and streams, up and down dales, through sheltered villages, charming woodland and dramatic views. The area is full of walking trails and is unsurprisingly popular with hikers because it is completely unspoilt and stunningly beautiful - in fact it is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
And that’s just the walking! En route, you can expect to discover an array of cosy English pubs serving locally-brewed ales and home-made organic food sourced from the nearby farms, world-class restaurants, authentic farm shops, some of Britain’s most famous gardens, historic houses and palaces, wonderful boutique hotels and more. The Cotswolds is just unbelievably rich in local culture and tradition.
Our Cotswolds highlights
See Hart’s Silversmiths at work - the last family business of the Guild of Handicraft workshop in Chipping Campden closely linked to the Arts and Crafts movement.
Included in our Hand-picked Cotswolds holiday
A folly conceived by Capability Brown at the top of the Cotswolds escarpment. Climb to the roof for a view over 16 counties.
Included in our Ramble and ride in the Cotswolds holiday
Anne Hathaway's home
500 year old cottage where Shakespeare’s wife Anne was born. Originally a farmhouse, it was bought by her grandfather, a tenant sheep farmer,
Included in our An amble around London and the Cotswolds holiday
A family home with 1000 years of royal history. Henry VIII’s last queen lived, died and is buried here in the award winning gardens. A real gem.
Included in our Potter and paint in the Cotswolds holiday
Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage Site with over 300 years of history and home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family.
Included in our Culture, countryside and couture holiday
A classic Cotswold village with 14th century houses and 2 donkey doors wide enough for panniered donkeys who carried wool from the mills along the valleys.
Included in our The Cotswold Way holiday
Our Cotswolds Walking holidays
Culture, countryside and couture
This wonderful winter walking tour is a feast for all the senses whether you are a connoisseur of history, culture, wildlife or the more material…
Gentle / 4 or 5 nights / Self-guided / Oxford
Potter and paint in the Cotswolds
Spend a wonderful winter short break in the glorious Cotswolds and combine countryside walks with a little history and the chance to develop…
Gentle / 4 or 5 nights / Self-guided / The Cotswolds
The Cotswold Way
Tracing its way through the heart of England from the pretty market town of Chipping Campden to the splendours of Regency Bath, the 102 mile…
Not so gentle / 8 nights + / Self-guided / The Cotswolds
Ramble and ride in the Cotswolds
This tour combines walking and cycling and enables you to enjoy the full variety of the magical Cotswolds area with its beautiful hills and picture…
Gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / The Cotswolds
An amble around London and the Cotswolds
This tour combines a three night stay in London with idyllic walking in the Cotswolds and exploring Shakespeare's world in Stratford - three…
Not so gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are defined by rolling hills with magical views, idyllic scarp foot villages and lush valleys dotted with honey coloured stone…
Not so gentle / Many durations / Self-guided / The Cotswolds
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