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Local Attractions

Cotswold Farm Park

Adam Henson’s Cotwold Farm Park, 26 miles


The home of Rare Breeds Conservation, Cotswold Farm Park offers a fun-filled day out.


Birdland Park & Gardens, Bourton-on-the-Water, 15miles


Discover over 500 exotic and rare birds from around the world. In a natural setting of woodland, river and water gardens meet King penguins, vibrant pink flamingos and laughing kookaburras to name a few.


Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, 11miles


UNESCO World Heritage site and birthplace of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is one of the finest private houses in England. Surrounded by over 2000 acres of spectacular Capability Brown parkland and award-winning formal gardens.


Bourton Model Railway Exhibition & Toy Shop Bourton-on-the-Water, 15 miles


One of the finest operating scenic model railway lay-outs in the country. Over 40 British and Continental trains running. A large toy shop with quality toys, models, trains and accessories.

Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower, Broadway, 24 miles


A unique ‘Capability’ Brown Folly Tower in an inspiring location. Museum, roof viewing and deer park.


Burford Woodcraft, Burford, 5 miles


High quality, contemporary British woodwork. Burford Woodcraft offers an impressive range of handmade items for the home, gifts and treats.

corinium museum

Corinium Museum, Cirencester, 25 miles


The award winning museum, traces the story of the Cotswolds from pre-history to the 19th Century. Corinium was Roman Britain’s second largest town and the museum charts its history.

Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold Water Park, 29 miles


Many lakes offering watersports, fishing, birdwatching, a beach and cycling.


Cotswold Falconry Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh, 18 miles


Eagles, hawks, kites, owls, vultures and falcons are on display and visitors can appreciate their speed, grace and agility as well as their close relationship with man, their falconer.


Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, 28 miles


One of Europe’s top racecourses hosting the three day Open Meeting and four day Cheltenham Festival in March.


Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection, Bourton-on-the-Water, 15 miles


Award winning museum ideal for all ages and especially families. Home to Brum, star of the children’s TV series as well as a host of classic cars.


Cotswold Way National Trail, Fosse Way, 14 miles


A trail that can be walked as one continuous journey or in shorter sections. Far from the bustle of the crowds, the trail is a bucolic journey through the Cotswolds. The total journey is 102 miles from Chipping Campden to Bath along the Cotswold escarpment.


Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Burford, 5 miles


Over 250 species of animals in beautiful landscaped parkland and gardens and celebrating 40th anniversary in 2010.


Crocodiles of the World, Witney, 5 miles


Crocodiles of the World is the UK's first and only crocodile zoo and is home to over 50 crocodiles, making it the largest collection of crocodiles in the UK.


Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden, 27 miles


From the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 20th Century, Court Barn Museum celebrates the numerous artists, designers and craftspeople who have worked in the area during this period.

Daisy Roots

Daisy Roots, Crawley, Witney, 2 miles


Daisyroots is a paint your own ceramics and craft studio set in a 17th century mill cottage on the outskirts of Witney.


Daylesford Organic, Moreton-in-Marsh, 18 miles


The very best of organic produce from Lady Bamford’s award-winning farms on sale at the home of Daylesford Farmshops.


Fairytale Farm, Chipping Norton, 7 miles


A sensory and learning wonderland for all the family. Adventure playground and an enchanted walk to see amazing animals and alpaca’s.


Hidcote, Chipping Campden, 31 miles


Stretching our 30 mile boundary slightly but these Arts and Crafts Gardens are a masterpiece and should not be missed. Famous for its rare trees and shrubs, outstanding herbaceous borders, the gardens are superb at any time of the year.


Holst Birthplace Museum, Cheltenham, 28 Miles


The historic Regency house and birthplace of the composer Holst. Discover photographs, manuscripts and memorabilia from the life of the composer.


Keith Harding’s World of Mechanical Music. Northleach, 14 miles


A living museum of self-playing musical instruments from the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Beautifully restored the instruments are introduced and played by the knowledgeable guides.

kelmscottmanor Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott, 11 miles


The home of William Morris, poet, craftsman and socialist. The house contains an interesting collection of his world-famous works as well as personal possessions.


Kiftsgate Court, Chipping Campden, 31 miles


Again stretching our boundary, the award-winning Gardens of Kiftsgate Court should not be missed. Designed and run by three generations of women owners, the gardens are home to many unusual plants as well as the country’s largest rose and also have magnificent views.


Minster Lovell Hall & medieval Dovecote, Minster Lovell, ½ mile

Dating from the 15th Century, the ruins of the Hall are set in a pitureseque valley next to the River Windrush. This was the home of the Lovell Family after whom Minster Lovell was named. The Dovecote is medieval and set a short walk away from the Hall.


Minster Lovell Cricket Club

Founded in 1896, Minster Lovell Cricket Club is a short hop from the Old Swan and Minster Mill. A quintessential part of the English Summer.


The Model Village, Bourton-under-Water, 15 miles

A model of the village of Bourton-under-Water built in Cotswold stone to a 1/9 scale in 1937. The River Windrush flows under the famous bridges, music in the churches and a model within a model. An incredible place for the whole family.


Oxford, 14 miles


Only 14 miles from bustling Oxford, visit some of the world’s most historic colleges. Enjoy walking tours of CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien or visit the historic gardens on a Garden Tour including those of the Botanic Gardens or an American Roots Tour visiting the scholarly roots of the founding fathers.


Painswick Rococo Garden, Painswick, 31 miles


Hidden away in a Cotswold valley, the Rococo Gardens are flamboyant and magical at any time of year.


Snowshill Manor and Garden, Nr Broadway, 26 miles


Charles Wade, the eccentric architect amassed a huge private collection of items throughout his life at Snowshill. From the everyday, to the obscure, the collection is a commentary of life from the early 20th Century. The gardens were designed by his friend the Arts & Craft Architect. M.H. Baillie Scott.


Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Cheltenham, 28 miles


Few historic Houses can match Sudeley’s thousand year old history. Having hosted at least six Kings and Queens of England, the Castle was also home of Catherine Parr and set in some of the country’s most magnificent gardens.

Wilson Gallery

The Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Cheltenham, 28 miles


Four floors of exhibition space, an outstanding Arts & Crafts collection from renowned artists and workshop for children.

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