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"The Cotswolds is full of history, nature and countryside charm that you can truly get lost in. Covering a massive area, it spreads across five different counties that are made up of countless quaint British villages to fall in love with."

Explore quintessential English villages within the Cotswolds


Blunsdon House Hotel overlooks the Vale of Cricklade and borders the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds is a very special place that covers a huge area (roughly 800 square miles) and runs through five different counties (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire). The best part of visiting the Cotswolds is that you are able to explore different areas which all have their own identity. Here are a few of our favorites for you to see during your stay with us.

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Cotswolds Water Park
The Cotswold Water Park is an area of 40 square miles with more than 150 lakes south of Cirencester. All outdoor needs satisfied - nature reserves, country parks, water sports, walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing, riding, caravanning and camping, and much more!
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10 minutes drive
Cotswold Farm Park
Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park has a long-standing reputation for a fun-filled day out. Visitors of all ages can interact closely with the animals and learn about farming, past and present.
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40 minutes drive
Crickley Hill
With breath-taking views, secluded picnic spots and plenty of places for peace and quiet, Crickley Hill epitomises what life in the Cotswolds is really about.
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25 minutes drive
Broadway Tower
Standing at 65 feet high, the tower is the second highest point in the Cotswolds and on a clear day you can see up to 16 counties. Absorb the view whilst enjoying a hazelnut hot chocolate in the tower’s café.
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50 minutes drive
Leckhampton Hill
Leckhampton Hill is extremely popular with dog walkers in the Cotswolds due to the beautiful and far-reaching views from the top. Keep an eye out for the devil’s chimney, a limestone rock formation standing proud above Cheltenham.
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25 minutes drive
Cleeve Hill
Cleeve Hill is the highest point in the Cotswolds and has sweeping views across Cheltenham and west Gloucestershire. You can admire the scenery with a pint at the Rising Sun pub, perched at the top of the hill.
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45 minutes drive
Chedworth
If you’re simply looking for the Cotswold fairy-tale views you’ve seen online, the rolling hills dotted with limestone houses that surround the village of Chedworth, represent these perfectly. Make sure you take your camera!
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25 minutes drive
Beckford’s Tower
Situated on Lansdown Hill, the 120-foot tower enjoys uninterrupted views across the surrounding countryside.
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50 minutes drive
Chipping Campden
Dramatically set on the northern reaches of the Cotswold escarpment, this is an exquisite old market town. Don’t miss the glorious wool church and lovely 17th-century covered marketplace.
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55 minutes drive
Broadway
There’s an arty buzz at this handsome village nestling at the foot of the Cotswold Edge (but arrive early on spring and summer days to dodge the coach parties).
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50 minutes drive
Snowshill Manor
It’s a classic country house and treasure trove: it contains the extraordinary collection of Charles Wade, the architect. The gardens are an Arts and Crafts delight.
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50 minutes drive
Stow-on-the-Wold
This little town exudes enterprise and charm in equal measure. Go browsing – especially at the two-standout art galleries Red Rag and Fosse Gallery – and meander round the antique shops and little boutiques.
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40 minutes drive
Bourton-on-the-Water
With a lovely green, five little bridges and gracious 17th- and 18th-century houses, this village is an utter charmer.
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30 minutes drive
Blenheim Palace
Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Wonder at this masterpiece of 18th century baroque architecture, which houses some of the finest antique collections in Europe.
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55 minutes drive
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Take a walk on the WILD SIDE! Stroll around the Park and get eye-to-eye with giraffes, watch rhinos graze on the Gothic Manor House lawns, walk with lemurs or take a ride on Bella the Train. The stunning gardens and themed borders make a beautiful backdrop the animals.
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30 minutes drive
Head 4 Heights
For those with a 'head for heights', we offer an exhilarating range of climbing, jumping and swinging activities, all in complete safety.
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15 minutes drive
Lacock
This nearby village in the Cotswolds, is extremely photogenic (probably one of the prettiest villages in the UK) and should not be missed.
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25 minutes drive

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