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Cotswold Weekend Breaks - Places to visit

The cottages at Westwood lie just off the Fosseway, close to the delightful villages of Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water thus providing an ideal base for cotswold weekend breaks touring and exploring within the rolling uplands of the Cotswold Hills. Bow Cotttage, South Lawn Barn, South lawn Cottage, Alice, Appledore & Farthingale are situated in Bourton-on-the-Water, which boasts an array of interesting shops, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions. For children, there is the 'Brum' museum, fun days, Birdland and a leisure centre with pool.

The Cotswolds host an array of quaint unchanged market towns and villages, beautiful Hidcote and Kiftsgate gardens, NT houses, Sudeley Castle , Blenheim Palace, an excellent wildlife park at Burford, two farm parks and many famous old inns. Slightly further afield in the riverside town of Stratford-upon-Avon there are historic houses, churches and the Memorial and Swan theatres dedicated to William Shakespeare. At the University City of Oxford there are famous museums and libraries and guided tours of the colleges. From the cotswold weekend cottages there is access to a network of footpaths providing good walking.

There is extensive information in each holiday cottage and at the tourist information centre in Bourton-on-the-water but a selection of attractions is given below:

For kids young and old:
Birdland  www.birdland.co.uk
Motor Museum  www.cotswold-motor-museum.com
Fun days  www.fundaysplaybarn.com
Cotswold wildlife park  www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk
Cotswold farm park  www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk
Cotswold water park  www.waterpark.org

Classic Cotswolds Towns & Villages:
Upper Slaughter
Lower Slaughter
Chipping Campden

Other Towns:

Houses & Gardens:
Snowshill  www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Hidcote  www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Kiftsgate  www.kiftsgate.co.uk
Batsford  www.batsarb.co.uk
Westonbirt  www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt
Studeley  www.sudeleycastle.co.uk
Warwick  www.warwick-castle.co.uk
Blenheim  www.blenheimpalace.com

Cheltenham races (March & Nov)  www.cheltenham.co.uk
Cheltenham festivals (music, literature, etc)  www.cheltenhamfestivals.co.uk
International air tattoo at Fairford (July)  www.airtattoo.com
Longborough festival opera (June-July)  www.longboroughopera.com
Bourton Victorian evening (December)
Bourton Farmers market (4th Sunday in each month)

Local Activities:
Paintballing and quad bikes     www.cotswoldquads.com
Great Escape classic car hire     www.greatescapecars.co.uk
Cotswold Weekend Breaks Cottages

Tel: 07746 103008
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