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Our Cotwolds Bucket List and useful information

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Our Cotwolds Bucket List and useful information

Sightseeing
Set in over 160 acres of beautiful parkland, the Cotswold Wildlife Park has an amazingly diverse collection of species, many of which are endangered in the wild. Watch the rhinos grazing on the Manor House lawns, get eye-level with a giraffe on the fabulous Giraffe Walkway, and stroll among the lemurs in the brilliant Madagascan Walkthrough exhibit. www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk OX18 4JP
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Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
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Set in over 160 acres of beautiful parkland, the Cotswold Wildlife Park has an amazingly diverse collection of species, many of which are endangered in the wild. Watch the rhinos grazing on the Manor House lawns, get eye-level with a giraffe on the fabulous Giraffe Walkway, and stroll among the lemurs in the brilliant Madagascan Walkthrough exhibit. www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk OX18 4JP
Fabulous Place to go watersports, waterparks etc. Great handmade beach with boat rides, Lovely Pubs and restaurants. Great place for walking.
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Cotswold Country Park & Beach
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Fabulous Place to go watersports, waterparks etc. Great handmade beach with boat rides, Lovely Pubs and restaurants. Great place for walking.
Such a lovely town with a few pubs, shops and Resturants. Has a lot to do for children round that area aswell. Penguin World, Model Railway, Bird Land
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Bourton-on-the-Water
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Such a lovely town with a few pubs, shops and Resturants. Has a lot to do for children round that area aswell. Penguin World, Model Railway, Bird Land
Quaint village with shops, pubs, and resturants,
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Broadway
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Quaint village with shops, pubs, and resturants,
Known as the ‘prettiest village in England’, visitors have been enjoying the charm of Castle Combe in Wiltshire for more than a century. The houses are hundreds of years old, constructed in typical Cotswold style, with thick walls and natural stone roofs. Make sure you visit the ‘honesty box’ cake kiosk – a pay-what-you-want community endeavour filled with decadent treats. www.castle-combe.com SN14 7HS
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Castle Combe
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Known as the ‘prettiest village in England’, visitors have been enjoying the charm of Castle Combe in Wiltshire for more than a century. The houses are hundreds of years old, constructed in typical Cotswold style, with thick walls and natural stone roofs. Make sure you visit the ‘honesty box’ cake kiosk – a pay-what-you-want community endeavour filled with decadent treats. www.castle-combe.com SN14 7HS
Home to Gloucestershire’s highest artificial climbing tower, Far Peak is tons of fun for both kids and adults. If 15 metres of climbing wall is a bit too high for you, there are plenty of smaller indoor walls for you to have a go on, or you can sit back and w atch while enjoying a cake and a coffee at the centre’s rooftop café. www.wildrockclimbing.co.uk GL54 3AP
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Far Peak Climbing Centre
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Home to Gloucestershire’s highest artificial climbing tower, Far Peak is tons of fun for both kids and adults. If 15 metres of climbing wall is a bit too high for you, there are plenty of smaller indoor walls for you to have a go on, or you can sit back and w atch while enjoying a cake and a coffee at the centre’s rooftop café. www.wildrockclimbing.co.uk GL54 3AP
Fancy a bracing swim? Take a step back to a bygone age with a dip in Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool. Built in 1869, this unique pool offers the chance to swim in natural spring water. Even better, there’s no need to worry about the cold – it’s heated to around 27C. www.cirenopenair.co.uk GL7 2EF
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Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool
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Fancy a bracing swim? Take a step back to a bygone age with a dip in Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool. Built in 1869, this unique pool offers the chance to swim in natural spring water. Even better, there’s no need to worry about the cold – it’s heated to around 27C. www.cirenopenair.co.uk GL7 2EF
Home to BBC Countryfile’s Adam Henson, the Cotswold Farm Park was opened in 1971 to protect rare native breeds of farm animals and is now a firm family favourite. There are seasonal farming demonstrations all year round and plenty of chances to get up close and personal with the animals, including rabbits and newborn chicks. Aww! www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk GL54 5UG
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Cotswold Farm Park
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Home to BBC Countryfile’s Adam Henson, the Cotswold Farm Park was opened in 1971 to protect rare native breeds of farm animals and is now a firm family favourite. There are seasonal farming demonstrations all year round and plenty of chances to get up close and personal with the animals, including rabbits and newborn chicks. Aww! www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk GL54 5UG
Painswick Rococo Garden is the UK’s only surviving complete rococo garden and a real hidden gem. Designed in the 1740s as a flamboyant pleasure garden, you’ll find fanciful garden buildings and stunning views of the surrounding countryside to while away the hours. www.rococogarden.org.uk GL6 6TH
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Painswick Rococo Garden
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Painswick Rococo Garden is the UK’s only surviving complete rococo garden and a real hidden gem. Designed in the 1740s as a flamboyant pleasure garden, you’ll find fanciful garden buildings and stunning views of the surrounding countryside to while away the hours. www.rococogarden.org.uk GL6 6TH
Sudeley Castle & Gardens, situated in the town of Winchcombe, has played an important role in English history for over 1,000 years. With strong Tudor connections, it even boasts a queen buried in its grounds. The adventure playground is a must for little ones, but grown-ups might prefer the peace of the g ardens. www.sudeleycastle.co.uk GL54 5JD
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Sudeley Castle
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Sudeley Castle & Gardens, situated in the town of Winchcombe, has played an important role in English history for over 1,000 years. With strong Tudor connections, it even boasts a queen buried in its grounds. The adventure playground is a must for little ones, but grown-ups might prefer the peace of the g ardens. www.sudeleycastle.co.uk GL54 5JD
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Birdland
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Food scene
One of the most sustainable organic farms in the UK, Daylesford offers a treat for the taste buds. The farm produces and sells all kinds of great food, starting with healthy soil and finishing with healthy animals and people. It’s popular with local celebs, too, so take a seat in The Old Spot restaurant or stop by the spa and tell us who you see. www.daylesford.com GL56 0YG
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Daylesford Kingham, Gloucestershire
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One of the most sustainable organic farms in the UK, Daylesford offers a treat for the taste buds. The farm produces and sells all kinds of great food, starting with healthy soil and finishing with healthy animals and people. It’s popular with local celebs, too, so take a seat in The Old Spot restaurant or stop by the spa and tell us who you see. www.daylesford.com GL56 0YG
Great Walks
On a clear day, you can see for miles from Cleeve Hill – it’s the highest point on the Cotswold Hills. On the outskirts of Cheltenham, the hill boasts stunning views and is a great place to take those holiday selfies, but don’t forget to take your scarf and your woolly jumper to fend off the wind! www.cleevecommon.org.uk GL52 3PW
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Cleeve Hill
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On a clear day, you can see for miles from Cleeve Hill – it’s the highest point on the Cotswold Hills. On the outskirts of Cheltenham, the hill boasts stunning views and is a great place to take those holiday selfies, but don’t forget to take your scarf and your woolly jumper to fend off the wind! www.cleevecommon.org.uk GL52 3PW
The Cotswolds’ highest folly, Broadway Tower was the brainchild of renowned landscape designer Capability Brown. As well as stunning views, the tower has plenty for history buffs to enjoy, including an RAF lookout tower and a nuclear bunker. www.broadwaytower.co.uk WR12 7LB
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Broadway Tower
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The Cotswolds’ highest folly, Broadway Tower was the brainchild of renowned landscape designer Capability Brown. As well as stunning views, the tower has plenty for history buffs to enjoy, including an RAF lookout tower and a nuclear bunker. www.broadwaytower.co.uk WR12 7LB