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Cotswolds Road Trip

Manor houses and dreamy scenery make this region of England worth the trip.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days
Family Friendly

Overview :  The country villages and rolling farmland of the Cotswolds are just a two-hour drive from central London or a two-hour train ride from... more »

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Points of Interest

The prix fixe lunch is wonderful at this white-tablecloth restaurant in Fairford.

Address:
1 London St.
Fairford, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-12-8571-2200

The Duke of Marlborough lives here, Winston Churchill was born here, and Capability Brown did the gardens.

Address:
Woodstock
Woodstock, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-19-9381-0500

Twelve stunning houses, furnished with quality antiques, one sleeping up to 10, are set on proper gardens, with a swimming pool and play areas.

Address:
Off Hwy. A424
Oxfordshire, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-19-9383-0415

4. Byrne & Burge

Founded in 2007 with a mission to revive Savile Row tailoring, Byrne & Burge is a bespoke tailoring house located in London’s Mayfair neighborhood. The company sells high quality men’s clothing that includes couture and bespoke suits and shirts. The handmade garments are created with four essential elements: cut, style, fit and cloth.... More

5. Chef’s Table

Michael and Sarah Bedford run the no-frills Chef’s Table. From its open kitchen come classic dishes such as moules marinières and pork belly with mustard mashed potatoes; stock up for a picnic at the restaurant’s ground-floor deli, known for its vegetables from Duchy Home Farm, house-made sourdough bread, and fresh pastas.

Address:
49 Long... More

Casual (order from the bar) but with a sophisticated menu, this gastropub serves both posh and humble locals alike.

Address:
Paxford
Paxford, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-13-8684-0330

The rooms are thick with over-the-top modern furniture and the main restaurant, Juliana’s, is so formal you need to bring dress-up clothes. Though, to be fair, the food is inventive, refined, and pristinely executed, and the pricey wine list is extensive and global.

Address:
High Street
Gloucestershire, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-13-8684... More

Book a treatment at this hypermodern spa in a tranquil natural setting.

Address:
Cowley, near Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-12-4287-0900

In addition to farmshop Daylesford is also a garden store, yoga studio, spa, and designer clothing boutique. For more than 20 years, the owners have sold free-range meat and organic vegetables and cheeses, introducing London’s "green chic" sensibility to early adopters in the country.

Address:
Daylesford near Kingham
Gloucestershire,... More

10. Feathered Nest Inn

Formerly the Westcote Inn

Address:
Nether Westcote, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-19-9383-0888

Prince Charles’ green shop features his Duchy Originals organic goods.

Address:
10 Long Street, Tebury
Gloucestershire, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-84-5521-4342

Emily Watkins is the chef-owner of this recently refurbished laid back B&B. She gets her quail eggs from a 12-year-old boy down the road as part of her commitment to the locavore movement. Watkins is also committed to reviving old recipes from the area, regularly mining vintage cookbooks for dishes like Hodge Podge Pudding (blood sausage) and ... More

13. Stroud Farmers’ Market

Stop in for gourmet chutneys, flowers, cheeses, meat, fish, and game.

Address:
Cornhill Market Place, Stroud
Gloucestershire, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-14-5375-8060

Nature lovers and history buffs should spend the afternoon in the 15th-century castle. The 14-acre grounds include an English rose garden.

Address:
Winchcombe, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-12-4260-2308

15. The Swan

This new-guard gastropub, where Kate Moss is a regular, is overseen by Locanda Locatelli’s Federico Turri, whose pork belly, made from the rare Middle White pig, is the most delicate and succulent you will ever eat.

Address:
Southrop, Gloucestershire
Southrop, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-13-6785-0205

This is the Platonic ideal of a cute roadside dive, and it hasn’t changed much by its most recent owner, the contemporary sculptor Dan Chadwick—except for the addition of a Ferguson Henderson alumnus in the kitchen, and visits from the fashion writer and socialite Plum Sykes. At Wednesday’s jam nights, youngsters with fetching shag haircuts, nose ... More

This hotel for style-conscious urbanites is a great alternative to pricier spots in the Cheltenham area. The rooms have whimsical accents such as Panton chairs and Orla Kiely patterned wallpaper.

Address:
Wellington St.
Cheltenham, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-1242-696-999

18. Chef’s Table

Michael and Sarah Bedford run the no-frills Chef’s Table. From its open kitchen come classic dishes such as moules marinières and pork belly with mustard mashed potatoes; stock up for a picnic at the restaurant’s ground-floor deli, known for its vegetables from Duchy Home Farm, house-made sourdough bread, and fresh pastas.

Address:
49 Long... More

In addition to farmshop Daylesford is also a garden store, yoga studio, spa, and designer clothing boutique. For more than 20 years, the owners have sold free-range meat and organic vegetables and cheeses, introducing London’s "green chic" sensibility to early adopters in the country.

Address:
Daylesford near Kingham
Gloucestershire,... More

20. Lorfords Antiques

At Lorfords Antiques, stone garden statues are showcased outside, while English wing chairs and blue-and-white porcelain plates and crockery fill the shop.

Address:
30 Long St.
Tetbury, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-1666-505-111

Check into this family-friendly inn, with modern touches, like simple American black walnut desks, in its 14 mocha-hued rooms.

Address:
London Rd.
Tetbury, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-1666-502-251

22. Sharland & Lewis

In Tetbury, don’t miss Long Street, unofficially considered Antiques Alley: there’s Sharland & Lewis, a cheerful shop brimming with 19th-century quilts, distressed wooden chests, enamelware, vintage French and English ticking, and reupholstered linen chairs from the 1940’s.

Address:
53 Long St.
Gloucestershire, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
... More

Nature lovers and history buffs should spend the afternoon in the 15th-century castle. The 14-acre grounds include an English rose garden.

Address:
Winchcombe, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-1242-602-308

This cozy B&B doubles as a gastropub. The interior is adorned with a mishmash of old wooden chairs and large Oriental rugs. It’s laid back and understated, except for the food: expect imaginative dishes such as grilled John Dory with braised octopus.

Address:
Barnsley Park House, Barnsley Park
Barnsley, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-1285-... More

Stroll Tetbury’s 600-acre arboretum, started by the Holford family in the 1820’s and now home to more than 3,000 types of trees, including maples, magnolias, and oaks.

Address:
Gloucestershire, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-1666-880-220

This hotel for style-conscious urbanites is a great alternative to pricier spots in the Cheltenham area. The rooms have whimsical accents such as Panton chairs and Orla Kiely patterned wallpaper.

Address:
Wellington St.
Cheltenham, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-1242-696-999

27. Chef’s Table

Michael and Sarah Bedford run the no-frills Chef’s Table. From its open kitchen come classic dishes such as moules marinières and pork belly with mustard mashed potatoes; stock up for a picnic at the restaurant’s ground-floor deli, known for its vegetables from Duchy Home Farm, house-made sourdough bread, and fresh pastas.

Address:
49 Long... More

In addition to farmshop Daylesford is also a garden store, yoga studio, spa, and designer clothing boutique. For more than 20 years, the owners have sold free-range meat and organic vegetables and cheeses, introducing London’s "green chic" sensibility to early adopters in the country.

Address:
Daylesford near Kingham
Gloucestershire,... More

29. Lorfords Antiques

At Lorfords Antiques, stone garden statues are showcased outside, while English wing chairs and blue-and-white porcelain plates and crockery fill the shop.

Address:
30 Long St.
Tetbury, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-1666-505-111

Check into this family-friendly inn, with modern touches, like simple American black walnut desks, in its 14 mocha-hued rooms.

Address:
London Rd.
Tetbury, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-1666-502-251

31. Sharland & Lewis

In Tetbury, don’t miss Long Street, unofficially considered Antiques Alley: there’s Sharland & Lewis, a cheerful shop brimming with 19th-century quilts, distressed wooden chests, enamelware, vintage French and English ticking, and reupholstered linen chairs from the 1940’s.

Address:
53 Long St.
Gloucestershire, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
... More

Nature lovers and history buffs should spend the afternoon in the 15th-century castle. The 14-acre grounds include an English rose garden.

Address:
Winchcombe, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-1242-602-308

This cozy B&B doubles as a gastropub. The interior is adorned with a mishmash of old wooden chairs and large Oriental rugs. It’s laid back and understated, except for the food: expect imaginative dishes such as grilled John Dory with braised octopus.

Address:
Barnsley Park House, Barnsley Park
Barnsley, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-1285-... More

Stroll Tetbury’s 600-acre arboretum, started by the Holford family in the 1820’s and now home to more than 3,000 types of trees, including maples, magnolias, and oaks.

Address:
Gloucestershire, England
United Kingdom

Phone:
44-1666-880-220