The Cotswolds - An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty | Guide to Cotswold accommodation, attractions, news and events

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Welcome to the Cotswolds Guide

Many towns in the Cotswolds were important wool towns and the abundance of wealthy wool merchants left a legacy of impressive buildings. But well before this the town of Cirencester (pictured) was an important Roman settlement, second only in importance to London. Find out about Bibury, Bourton on the Water, Burford, Cirencester, Moreton in Marsh, Stow on the Wold and the other towns and villages of the Cotswolds in the Cotswold towns and villages section.
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All you need to know about the
towns and villages of the Cotswolds
Accommodation in the Cotswolds
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If you are planning a visit to the Cotswolds then one thing is a must, make sure to plan a return visit as you will not have time to see all of the attractions that the Cotswolds has to offer in one visit. You may not expect to see lions in the Cotswolds, except if you are visiting the Cotswold Wildlife Park near Burford, you may not expect to find a cottage smaller than a shoe box, except if you are visiting the model village in Bourton on the Water and you may not expect to see the tallest hedge in Europe, except if you are visiting Cirencester. Find out all about Cotswold attractions in the Cotswold attractions section.
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Wildlife parks, museums, historic
buildings and more attractions
in the Cotswolds


Watersports and other leisure activities in the Cotswolds
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Leisure activities in the Cotswolds
including watersports, cycling and
walking
If you are planning a visit to the Cotswolds then one thing is a must, make sure to plan a return visit as you will not have time to see all of the attractions that the Cotswolds has to offer in one visit. You may not expect to see lions in the Cotswolds, except if you are visiting the Cotswold Wildlife Park near Burford, you may not expect to find a cottage smaller than a shoe box, except if you are visiting the model village in Bourton on the Water and you may not expect to see the tallest hedge in Europe, except if you are visiting Cirencester. Find out all about Cotswold attractions in the Cotswold attractions section.
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including maps and Visitor
Information Centre contact details
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About The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is an impossibly picturesque area of southern England, popular with both the English themselves and visitors from all over the world.

The beauty of the Cotswolds was recognised officially in 1966 when it was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and 2006 was the 40th anniversary of this designation.

The Cotswolds is now the largest area of outstanding natural beauty in England and Wales.

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