The Cotswolds Guide

Tourist Attractions in The Cotswolds

  • Cotswold Animal Park

    Cotswold Animal Park

    Cotswold Animal Park

  • Cotswold Farm Park

    Cotswold Farm Park

    Farm park with emphasis on conservation and education. Wide range of activities and displays and various rare livestock breeds

  • Hidcote Manor Garden

    Hidcote Manor Garden

    20th-century garden comprised of outdoor 'rooms' each with its own unique character

  • Fox Talbot Museum

    Fox Talbot Museum

    Museum celebrating the life of Henry Fox Talbot, owner of Lacock Abbey and pioneer of photography

  • Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

    Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

    Once the largest and deepest ship canal in the World now home to pleasure boats. Features manned locks and bridges and several waterside pubs

  • Chedworth Roman Villa

    Chedworth Roman Villa

    Large, 1,700 year old Roman villa in wooded surroundings

  • Blenheim Palace
  • Mill Dene Garden

    Mill Dene Garden

    Charming English country garden meets cottage garden but with a few idiosyncratic twists.

  • Arlington Row

    Arlington Row

    The epitome of Cotswold quaintness. Picturesque row of higgledy-piggledy cottages built in the 1830s as a wool store for the local mill

  • Bourton Model Railway

    Bourton Model Railway

    Bourton Model Railway

  • Greystones Farm

    Greystones Farm

    Greystones Farm

  • Bourton Model Village

    Bourton Model Village

    Bourton-On-the-Water Model Village can be found in the local Old New Inn and is a perfect one-ninth replica of the village itself.

  • Brewery Arts Centre

    Brewery Arts Centre

    12 world class craft studios, contemporary craft gallery, cafe, craft shop and numerous events and classes.

  • Cirencester Lock-up

    Cirencester Lock-up

    A two-celled lock-up built in 1804 and moved to its present site in 1837

  • Burford Priory

    Burford Priory

    Burford Priory is home to a Community of Benedictine monks and nuns. Visitors are welcome

  • Pittville Pump Room

    Pittville Pump Room

    Historic Grade One listed property set in parkland at pittville used for cultural, commercial and community events.

  • Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

    Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

    Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum houses artefacts spanning over 3000 years of history as well as displaying paintings from the Renaissance to the present day

  • Wellington Aviation Museum

    Wellington Aviation Museum

    Small museum dedicated to all those who served or who passed through RAF bomber command at Moreton-in-Marsh

  • Abbey House Gardens

    Abbey House Gardens

    Once the home of the Abbot of Malmesbury's with a 16th century house set in 5 acres of quirky formal gardens

  • Church of St Gregory the Great

    Church of St Gregory the Great

    St Gregory’s Church in Cheltenham is a Catholic Church worth a visit to view the beautiful stone carvings and stained glass windows

  • Court Barn Museum

    Court Barn Museum

    The Court Barn Museum exhibits work from artists and craftspeople working in the north Cotswolds from the beginning of the Arts and Crafts Movement until the present day

  • Cirencester Parish Church

    Cirencester Parish Church

    Cirencester Parish Church

  • Broadway Tower

    Broadway Tower

    Broadway Tower sits on the second highest point of the Cotswolds Ridge, providing spectacular views of up to thirteen counties

  • Bibury Trout Farm

    Bibury Trout Farm

    Bibury Trout Farm is a working trout farm set in idyllic, countryside surroundings in the valley of the River Coln

  • Sandford Parks Lido

    Sandford Parks Lido

    Sandford Parks Lido

  • Bristol Aero Collection

    Bristol Aero Collection

    Large museum with collection including aircraft, missiles, space vehicles, engines and road transport vehicles

  • Malmesbury Abbey

    Malmesbury Abbey

    Remains of a 16th abbey which has partially been restored to an active place of worship.

  • Rodmarton Manor

    Rodmarton Manor

    Fine example of a country house built to the Arts and Crafts ideals. All the furniture is also Arts and Crafts

  • Corinium Museum

    Corinium Museum

    Archaeological museum containing a wealth of information about life in the Cotswolds throughout the ages

  • National Waterways Museum

    National Waterways Museum

    Located in a Victorian warehouse on the historic Gloucester Docks the museum charts the story of Britain's canals

  • Lacock Abbey

    Lacock Abbey

    A medieval cloistered abbey converted into a fine country house and set in extensive gardens

  • Batsford Arboretum

    Batsford Arboretum

    Set in the heart of Batsford Park the 55 acre garden forms one of the largest private

  • Gordon Russell Museum

    Gordon Russell Museum

    Museum to celebrate Arts & Crafts innovator Gordon Russell. Includes archives, decorative and applied art, design

  • Cheltenham Town Hall

    Cheltenham Town Hall

    Cheltenham Town Hall

  • Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery

    Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery

    Museum and Art Gallery with exhibits including archaeological finds, fine and decorative arts, and natural history specimens

  • Chipping Campden Almshouses

    Chipping Campden Almshouses

    The 1612 Almshouses at Chipping Campden are an excellent example of Cotswolds architectural design, situated in an attractive local town

  • Cirencester Air Raid Shelter Museum

    Cirencester Air Raid Shelter Museum

    Air Raid Shelter Museum featuring civilian and military artefacts and exhibits from the Second World War.

  • Kiftsgate Court Gardens

    Kiftsgate Court Gardens

    Kiftsgate Court Gardens

  • Tolsey Museum

    Tolsey Museum

    Museum with exhibits on Burford’s industrial and social history.

  • Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection

    Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection

    Museum & Toy Collection with some fine examples of classic cars, motorbikes and even caravans

  • Holst Birthplace Museum

    Holst Birthplace Museum

    Gustav Holst Birthplace Museum

  • Cheltenham Racecourse

    Cheltenham Racecourse

    Cheltenham Racecourse is home to high-quality jump-racing, including the renowned Cheltenham Gold Cup

  • Cirencester Amphitheatre

    Cirencester Amphitheatre

    One of the largest Roman amphitheatres in Britain. Dates back to the 2nd century

  • Birdland Park and Gardens

    Birdland Park and Gardens

    Birdland Park and Gardens aims to educate and entertain visitors with its displays of more than 500 birds.

  • St John the Baptist Church

    St John the Baptist Church

    One of the largest parish churches in England this medieval is oft referred to as the 'Cathedral of the Cotswolds'

  • Kelmscott Manor

    Kelmscott Manor

    Grade 1 Listed Tudor farmhouse built of local limestone on the edge of the village of Kelmscott. Perhaps best known as the summer retreat of William Morris of the Arts and Crafts movement

  • Gloucester Cathedral

    Gloucester Cathedral

    One of the finest cathedrals in England. Built in the 12th century it is steeped in history. Features the largest stained glass window in England

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