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Historic Site
“One of the greatest, and most well-preserved religious spas and sites of historic interest in Northern Europe. The unique thermal springs rise at the Baths, which now sit well-below the modern-day street level. Visitors can experience the baths as they were in Roman times through an audio-visual tour, costumed characters and a great activity trail for children.”
  • 182 locals recommend
“Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a long and diverse history.”
  • 144 locals recommend
“Must visit when coming to Bath, the roof pool is open in the evening and offer spectacular views over Bath. ”
  • 173 locals recommend
“Stroll around the Park and get eye-to-eye with giraffes, watch rhinos graze on the Manor House lawns, walk with lemurs, ride on the train, explore the adventure playground and meet the farm animals up close. The park also has a thriving education programme, numerous endangered species breeding programmes and several vital conservation projects in the wild.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A wonderful place to visit and walk amongst the stones. Pub, tea shop, museum and Avebury house.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“This isn't just a park, but it is in a stunning stunning setting! Beautiful to go for the day and picnic or to visit the historic house”
  • 68 locals recommend
“Fantastic racing and of course the world famous Festival with the Gold Cup is in March. Approximately 40 minutes drive from the cottage”
  • 90 locals recommend
“This spectacular 600-acre arboretum offers nature lovers of all ages a memorable day-out destination whatever the weather. Filled with over 15,000 trees from around the world, visitors can keep eyes peeled for specific species using the Arboretum’s Tree Spotter’s Guide, wander amidst the treetops on the award-winning STIHL Treetop Walkway or head off on one of the guided walks. Visitors in Autumn are in for a treat, as the trees put on an incredible leaf-changing display which carpets the area in red and golden hues. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
“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. As the home of rare breed conservation, visitors can meet over 50 flocks and herds of farm animals, including Gloucestershire Old Spot Pigs and Highland cattle. There is plenty to do all year round, whatever the weather, with an adventure playground, Farm Safari, Maze, Tractor School, Sand pits and Jumping pillows, providing entertainment for children of all ages. Adam’s Kitchen cafe/restaurant and the Farm Park shop are both open to the public, so you don’t even need to buy a ticket to the Farm Park.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The museum features exhibitions extraordinary paintings and works of art collected by Sir William Holburne (1793-1874), fifth baronet of Menstrie. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
“A must-visit for anyone in the area, the luxurious Daylesford Organic Farm shop and restaurant is anything but rustic… this is luxury Cotswold living at its very best. The café offers fantastic all-day dining from breakfast right through until early supper, with an excellent deli should you want to pick up a few treats whilst you’re there to take back to your holiday cottage.”
  • 72 locals recommend
“The brainchild of the 18th Century landscape designer Capability Brown and designed by the architect James Wyatt, Broadway Tower is a great attraction for Cotswold visitors wanting to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location. See examples of the work of William Morris and understand the link between the Tower and the Arts and Crafts. At 1024 feet (312m) above sea level it is the second highest point on the Cotswold escarpment (Cleeve Hill is the highest at 330m). From the viewing platform you can see all around along a 62-mile radius, taking in 16 counties on a clear day. Conveniently located on the Cotswold Way, Broadway Tower is the perfect place to start a walk, with ample car parking for visitors.”
  • 52 locals recommend
“A wonderful day trip if you're a keen Downton Abbey fan or simply just a lover of beautiful historic houses. Ornate interiors, spectacular grounds and an amazing Egyptian exhibition.”
  • 46 locals recommend
History Museum
“You’ll recognise this beautiful village from dozens of films including Harry Potter, Wolfman, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Over 100 stores offering up to 60% saving on a great range of designer brands.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“It's not the cheapest but it is very close. You can buy the newspaper there and drop your dry cleaning off. ”
  • 37 locals recommend