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Julia’s Guidebook of the Cotswolds

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Julia’s Guidebook of the Cotswolds

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A beautiful Cotswold Village with independent Shops, Galleries, Antique Shops, Restaurants and Cafes. Must visit. Attractions include The Broadway Museum & Art Gallery, The Gordon Russell Museum & Broadway Tower. 10 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge.
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Broadway
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A beautiful Cotswold Village with independent Shops, Galleries, Antique Shops, Restaurants and Cafes. Must visit. Attractions include The Broadway Museum & Art Gallery, The Gordon Russell Museum & Broadway Tower. 10 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge.
Broadway Tower is an iconic folly on the escarpment Broadway Hill designed by Capability Brown. It is situated in a 50 acre estate of parkland. Amazing views spanning 16 counties with super walks alongside the resident herd of red deer. Boutique & Gift shopping. Morris & Brown Cafe serving delicious food. Expresso Bar & Visitor Centre. 15 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge.
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Broadway Tower
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Broadway Tower is an iconic folly on the escarpment Broadway Hill designed by Capability Brown. It is situated in a 50 acre estate of parkland. Amazing views spanning 16 counties with super walks alongside the resident herd of red deer. Boutique & Gift shopping. Morris & Brown Cafe serving delicious food. Expresso Bar & Visitor Centre. 15 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge.
A National Trust Property & Garden in the small cotswold hamlet of Snowshill. An extraordinary property created by Charles Wade who embodied his family motto 'Let Nothing Perish' spending his life and inherited wealth amassing a spectacular collection of everyday and extraordinary objects. Has a Gift Shop & Cafe offering drinks & snacks. Very interesting & well worth a visit. 15 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge.
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National Trust Snowshill Manor and Garden
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A National Trust Property & Garden in the small cotswold hamlet of Snowshill. An extraordinary property created by Charles Wade who embodied his family motto 'Let Nothing Perish' spending his life and inherited wealth amassing a spectacular collection of everyday and extraordinary objects. Has a Gift Shop & Cafe offering drinks & snacks. Very interesting & well worth a visit. 15 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge.
Jacobean Manor House, Fountain & Water Gardens in the Heart of the Cotswolds. 5 minutes drive from April Cottage Lodge or within walking distance. Beautiful parkland and historic property. Well worth a visit.
Stanway House
Jacobean Manor House, Fountain & Water Gardens in the Heart of the Cotswolds. 5 minutes drive from April Cottage Lodge or within walking distance. Beautiful parkland and historic property. Well worth a visit.
The Lavender Farm & Shop is set in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold Hills overlooking Broadway and the Vale of Evesham. Visit the Farm & Distillery and the Lavender Shop offering all sorts of beautiful products made from this locally grown Lavender. Well worth a visit. 15 minutes drive from April Cottage Lodge.
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Cotswold Lavender
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The Lavender Farm & Shop is set in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold Hills overlooking Broadway and the Vale of Evesham. Visit the Farm & Distillery and the Lavender Shop offering all sorts of beautiful products made from this locally grown Lavender. Well worth a visit. 15 minutes drive from April Cottage Lodge.
This charming Cotswold Village known as 'Venice of the Cotswolds' is a must see visit. Ideal for a day out. Attractions include Birdland Park & Gardens, The Cotswold Motoring & Toy Museum and The Model Village, a 1930 scale replica of the village. Bourton is 20 minutes by car from April Cottage Lodge.
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Bourton-on-the-Water
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This charming Cotswold Village known as 'Venice of the Cotswolds' is a must see visit. Ideal for a day out. Attractions include Birdland Park & Gardens, The Cotswold Motoring & Toy Museum and The Model Village, a 1930 scale replica of the village. Bourton is 20 minutes by car from April Cottage Lodge.
Stanton is a typical sleepy Cotswold Village with beautiful Cotswold properties. There is no sign of commercialisation, no shop just The Mount Pub which offers good Food & Beers brewed locally from Donnington Brewery.
Stanton
Stanton is a typical sleepy Cotswold Village with beautiful Cotswold properties. There is no sign of commercialisation, no shop just The Mount Pub which offers good Food & Beers brewed locally from Donnington Brewery.
Explore the Cotswolds on Horse back. Jill Carenza Equestrian at Stanton offer hacks in the Cotswolds for all abilities. Lessons also available. An exciting way to see the beautiful Cotswold countryside. Well worth it. Only 5 minutes drive from April Cottage Lodge.
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Explore the Cotswolds on Horse back. Jill Carenza Equestrian at Stanton offer hacks in the Cotswolds for all abilities. Lessons also available. An exciting way to see the beautiful Cotswold countryside. Well worth it. Only 5 minutes drive from April Cottage Lodge.
Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park. Visit the Park to see rare breeds of farm animals and learn about sustainable farming methods. Fantastic for kids. Plenty to do & see. Cafe. Fun Rides. 10 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge.
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Cotswold Farm Park
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Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park. Visit the Park to see rare breeds of farm animals and learn about sustainable farming methods. Fantastic for kids. Plenty to do & see. Cafe. Fun Rides. 10 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge.
Blenheim Palace is a world heritage site steeped in 300 years of History. Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough this monumental Country House is an absolute must to visit. Exploring the house, extensive & gardens, rowing on the lakes is such a fantastic day out. This attraction is a 55 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge.
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Blenheim Palace
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Blenheim Palace is a world heritage site steeped in 300 years of History. Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough this monumental Country House is an absolute must to visit. Exploring the house, extensive & gardens, rowing on the lakes is such a fantastic day out. This attraction is a 55 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge.
A medieval market town known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Visit Shakespeare's birth place, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and much more. A great day out. 40 minutes drive from April Cottage Lodge.
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Stratford-upon-Avon
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A medieval market town known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Visit Shakespeare's birth place, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and much more. A great day out. 40 minutes drive from April Cottage Lodge.
GWSR operates steam & heritage diesel trains & offers a 28 mile scenic trip through the Cotswold countryside. Trains run daily to Broadway, Winchcombe & Cheltenham Racecourse. A 5 minute walk from April Cottage Lodge. A great way to travel to Cheltenham Races and to visit the villages of Broadway & Winchcombe. Highly Recommended.
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Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
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GWSR operates steam & heritage diesel trains & offers a 28 mile scenic trip through the Cotswold countryside. Trains run daily to Broadway, Winchcombe & Cheltenham Racecourse. A 5 minute walk from April Cottage Lodge. A great way to travel to Cheltenham Races and to visit the villages of Broadway & Winchcombe. Highly Recommended.
A Cistercian Abbey, once the centre of Monastic Life, is a majestic ruin lying in a peaceful setting in the small village of Hailes situated on the Cotswold way. Learn about about the monks and enjoy a picnic in the relaxed tranquil setting. A 5 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge. or pay a visit whilst walking part of the Cotswold Way. Recommended.
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Hailes Abbey
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A Cistercian Abbey, once the centre of Monastic Life, is a majestic ruin lying in a peaceful setting in the small village of Hailes situated on the Cotswold way. Learn about about the monks and enjoy a picnic in the relaxed tranquil setting. A 5 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge. or pay a visit whilst walking part of the Cotswold Way. Recommended.
This 102 mile walk runs between the market town of Chipping Campden in the north & the city of Bath in the south. Stunning views of the Cotswolds. Easy to access short burst of this magical walk from April Cottage Lodge. Chipping Camden is 20 minutes drive from April Cottage Lodge. Walking part of this trail is a must when visiting.
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Cotswold Way Start/Finish
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This 102 mile walk runs between the market town of Chipping Campden in the north & the city of Bath in the south. Stunning views of the Cotswolds. Easy to access short burst of this magical walk from April Cottage Lodge. Chipping Camden is 20 minutes drive from April Cottage Lodge. Walking part of this trail is a must when visiting.
City/town information
Cheltenham Spa has lots to offer visitors. Many superb restaurants, bars & cafes as well as extensive shopping. Cheltenham Racecourse has frequent National Hunt meetings for racing enthusiasts & the famous Cheltenham Festival runs annually in March. GWSR Trains run to Cheltenham Racecourse from Toddington Station. Ideal transport to and from the course.
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Cheltenham
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Cheltenham Spa has lots to offer visitors. Many superb restaurants, bars & cafes as well as extensive shopping. Cheltenham Racecourse has frequent National Hunt meetings for racing enthusiasts & the famous Cheltenham Festival runs annually in March. GWSR Trains run to Cheltenham Racecourse from Toddington Station. Ideal transport to and from the course.
A town steeped in history. Offers many site seeing attractions as well as many good restaurants & bars. Visit the famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
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Stratford-upon-Avon
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A town steeped in history. Offers many site seeing attractions as well as many good restaurants & bars. Visit the famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
A unique feel good city which combines vibrant contemporary culture with rich history and heritage. Excellent shopping, restaurants bars & cafes. A must visit, thoroughly recommend. Bath is 1 hour 30 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge.
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Bath
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A unique feel good city which combines vibrant contemporary culture with rich history and heritage. Excellent shopping, restaurants bars & cafes. A must visit, thoroughly recommend. Bath is 1 hour 30 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge.
A market town often referred to as the capital of the Cotswolds. Excellent shopping, bars, restaurants and cafes. Cirencester Polo Club have polo matches most weekends during the season & visitors are welcome. Well worth a visit. A 45 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge.
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Cirencester
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A market town often referred to as the capital of the Cotswolds. Excellent shopping, bars, restaurants and cafes. Cirencester Polo Club have polo matches most weekends during the season & visitors are welcome. Well worth a visit. A 45 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge.
A University City steeped in history with many visitor attractions. It is well worth a visit. Enjoy the historic buildings & museums , the many restaurants, bars & cafes, shop until you drop or take in a show. Recommended. Oxford is 1 hour and 10 minutes from April Cottage Lodge.
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Oxford
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A University City steeped in history with many visitor attractions. It is well worth a visit. Enjoy the historic buildings & museums , the many restaurants, bars & cafes, shop until you drop or take in a show. Recommended. Oxford is 1 hour and 10 minutes from April Cottage Lodge.