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Stunning country house and gardens within 5 mins of Buscot Manor
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National Trust - Buscot Park
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Stunning country house and gardens within 5 mins of Buscot Manor
Boat hire just down the lane from Buscot Manor
Cotswold Boat Hire
Boat hire just down the lane from Buscot Manor
Bluebell woods and lovely walk
Badbury Hill
Bluebell woods and lovely walk
Arts & Culture
Home of William Morris - can walk along the Thames Path to Kelmscott - visit the house and have a pub lunch or picnic before heading back to Busct Manor.Kelmscott Manor – Kelmscott, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 8BU Tel : 01367 252486 E Mail : info@buscot-park.com Website : www. www.sal.org.uk/kelmscott-manor The Manor and gardens are now closed for conservation and improvement works , funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund which will continue throughout 2020/21 Kelmscott Manor was the inspirational Cotswold retreat for William Morris , Victorian textile designer, poet, novelist and Father of the Arts & Crafts movement. The library is also the largest in the country with over 130,000 books dating from the 15C to present day, monograph series with approx. 3000 current & historic journal titles, manuscripts, archives prints & drawings covering British & European archaeology, architectural history, art & decorative art history, the historic environment and British local history.
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Kelmscott Manor
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Home of William Morris - can walk along the Thames Path to Kelmscott - visit the house and have a pub lunch or picnic before heading back to Busct Manor.Kelmscott Manor – Kelmscott, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 8BU Tel : 01367 252486 E Mail : info@buscot-park.com Website : www. www.sal.org.uk/kelmscott-manor The Manor and gardens are now closed for conservation and improvement works , funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund which will continue throughout 2020/21 Kelmscott Manor was the inspirational Cotswold retreat for William Morris , Victorian textile designer, poet, novelist and Father of the Arts & Crafts movement. The library is also the largest in the country with over 130,000 books dating from the 15C to present day, monograph series with approx. 3000 current & historic journal titles, manuscripts, archives prints & drawings covering British & European archaeology, architectural history, art & decorative art history, the historic environment and British local history.
Perfect place to watch the thrill of polo
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Cirencester Park Polo Club
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Perfect place to watch the thrill of polo
Fantastic country home of Winston Churchill. Visit the house perfect in all weather. Blenheim Palace – Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP Tel : 01993 810530 E Mail : estate@blenheimpalace.com Website : www. www.blenheimpalace.com This monumental picture perfect stately home and World Heritage Site was built between 1705-22 is the principal residence of the 12th Duke & Duchess of Marlborough the only non royal episcopal country house to hold the title of Palace and designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site. It was built to celebrate victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession.There are numerous tours in the house showing 300 years of history and the birth of Winston Churchill. The extraordinary 2000 acre Capability Brown Landscaped grounds, maze and parks are extensive with all year round events/exhibitions. Please refer to their website for opening hours and prices. Bladon is only a short distance away and is the burial site of Winston Churchill.
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Blenheim Palace
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Fantastic country home of Winston Churchill. Visit the house perfect in all weather. Blenheim Palace – Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP Tel : 01993 810530 E Mail : estate@blenheimpalace.com Website : www. www.blenheimpalace.com This monumental picture perfect stately home and World Heritage Site was built between 1705-22 is the principal residence of the 12th Duke & Duchess of Marlborough the only non royal episcopal country house to hold the title of Palace and designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site. It was built to celebrate victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession.There are numerous tours in the house showing 300 years of history and the birth of Winston Churchill. The extraordinary 2000 acre Capability Brown Landscaped grounds, maze and parks are extensive with all year round events/exhibitions. Please refer to their website for opening hours and prices. Bladon is only a short distance away and is the burial site of Winston Churchill.
Well worth a look and lots events throughout the year
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Sudeley Castle
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Well worth a look and lots events throughout the year
Just up from Buscot Manor and had the same owner historically. Buscot Park- Built between 1780-83 is the family home of Lord Faringdon who looks after the property & Faringdon collection (pictures, furniture, ceramics and objets d'art) on behalf of the National Trust which is displayed in the house. British art, especially of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, is particularly well represented in the Collection, with some outstanding works by the Pre-Raphaelite artists Burne-Jones, Rossetti & Rembrandt not to mention important furniture by Robert Adam & Thomas Hope. The Gardens and Grounds are open to visitors and there is a Tea Room on site. Events run throughout the year with Open Air Theatres and Music Concerts. Garden Plants and surplus kitchen plants are sometimes available. Dogs are welcome in the paddock and parking on site. Buscot Park - http://www.buscot-park.com/visitor-info (unusual opening times so worth checking first)
Buscot Park
Just up from Buscot Manor and had the same owner historically. Buscot Park- Built between 1780-83 is the family home of Lord Faringdon who looks after the property & Faringdon collection (pictures, furniture, ceramics and objets d'art) on behalf of the National Trust which is displayed in the house. British art, especially of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, is particularly well represented in the Collection, with some outstanding works by the Pre-Raphaelite artists Burne-Jones, Rossetti & Rembrandt not to mention important furniture by Robert Adam & Thomas Hope. The Gardens and Grounds are open to visitors and there is a Tea Room on site. Events run throughout the year with Open Air Theatres and Music Concerts. Garden Plants and surplus kitchen plants are sometimes available. Dogs are welcome in the paddock and parking on site. Buscot Park - http://www.buscot-park.com/visitor-info (unusual opening times so worth checking first)
Highgrove Prince Charles & Camilla Residence www.highgrovegardens.com The private residence of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall nr Tetbury in Gloucestershire. Visits need to be booked in advance and the Gardens have been transformed since Prince Charles arrived in 1980.
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The Royal Gardens at Highgrove
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Highgrove Prince Charles & Camilla Residence www.highgrovegardens.com The private residence of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall nr Tetbury in Gloucestershire. Visits need to be booked in advance and the Gardens have been transformed since Prince Charles arrived in 1980.
Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire. www.sudeleycastle.co.uk The Castle is a stones throw from the centre of Winchcombe and has been an important part of England’s history for over 1000 years with fascinating treasures that lie in the castle rooms dating back to Roman times up to the present day. The stunninglandscaped gardens set on the esate’s1200 acres are a perfect stroll or to explore with the family. There is a beautiful 15C Church where Henry VIII’s sixth wife Katherine Parr lays entombed. Sudeley is the only private castle in England where a Queen has been laid to rest. Walks out of the village up past the town stocks onto the wolds above the ancient Long Barrow of Belas Knap with its 5000 yr old tombs and great views. Then continue on to the little hamlet of Charlton Abbots with its tiuy church before heading downstream through woods and meadows towards Sudeley Castle.
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Sudeley Castle
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Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire. www.sudeleycastle.co.uk The Castle is a stones throw from the centre of Winchcombe and has been an important part of England’s history for over 1000 years with fascinating treasures that lie in the castle rooms dating back to Roman times up to the present day. The stunninglandscaped gardens set on the esate’s1200 acres are a perfect stroll or to explore with the family. There is a beautiful 15C Church where Henry VIII’s sixth wife Katherine Parr lays entombed. Sudeley is the only private castle in England where a Queen has been laid to rest. Walks out of the village up past the town stocks onto the wolds above the ancient Long Barrow of Belas Knap with its 5000 yr old tombs and great views. Then continue on to the little hamlet of Charlton Abbots with its tiuy church before heading downstream through woods and meadows towards Sudeley Castle.
A Cotswold town with timbered inns, quality shops, centuries-old architecture and stunning countryside offering beautiful walks, and a castle!
Winchcombe
A Cotswold town with timbered inns, quality shops, centuries-old architecture and stunning countryside offering beautiful walks, and a castle!
Highclere Castle, Hampshire www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org/plan-your-visit/towns-and-villages/bampton A Country house designed by the architect Charles Barry in the 19thC with a 5000 acre park by Capability Brown in the 18th C
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Highclere Castle
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Highclere Castle, Hampshire www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org/plan-your-visit/towns-and-villages/bampton A Country house designed by the architect Charles Barry in the 19thC with a 5000 acre park by Capability Brown in the 18th C
Balliol College,Oxford Oxfordshire www.balliol.ox.ac.uk One of Oxford’s oldest academic institutions and largest colleges founded in 1263 still on its original site. Visitors are able to tour the buildings and gardens but need to call in advance to check on 01865 277777.
Balliol College
Balliol College,Oxford Oxfordshire www.balliol.ox.ac.uk One of Oxford’s oldest academic institutions and largest colleges founded in 1263 still on its original site. Visitors are able to tour the buildings and gardens but need to call in advance to check on 01865 277777.
Ashmolean Museum,Oxford Oxfordshire www.ashmolean.org Founded in 1683 The Ashmolean apart from being Britain’s oldest public museum (possibly in the world) is the University of Oxford’s home to outstanding art and archaeology collections which are extraordinarily diverse representing most of the world’s great civilisations with objects dating from 8000 BC to the present day. There is a spectacular Rooftop Restaurant overlooking the rooftops and colleges of Oxford.
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Ashmolean Museum
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Ashmolean Museum,Oxford Oxfordshire www.ashmolean.org Founded in 1683 The Ashmolean apart from being Britain’s oldest public museum (possibly in the world) is the University of Oxford’s home to outstanding art and archaeology collections which are extraordinarily diverse representing most of the world’s great civilisations with objects dating from 8000 BC to the present day. There is a spectacular Rooftop Restaurant overlooking the rooftops and colleges of Oxford.
Bodleian Library,Oxford Oxfordshire www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk This is one of the oldest public libraries in the the world and possibly the most impressive you’ll ever see. First opened to scholars in1602 it ircoporates an earlier library build by the University in the 15C to house books donated by the Duke of Gloucester and continues to expand . It is possible to join a guided tours to enjoy the historic rooms including the 15C Divinity School, medieval Duke Humfreys Library and the impressive Radcliffe Camera.
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Bodleian Library
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Bodleian Library,Oxford Oxfordshire www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk This is one of the oldest public libraries in the the world and possibly the most impressive you’ll ever see. First opened to scholars in1602 it ircoporates an earlier library build by the University in the 15C to house books donated by the Duke of Gloucester and continues to expand . It is possible to join a guided tours to enjoy the historic rooms including the 15C Divinity School, medieval Duke Humfreys Library and the impressive Radcliffe Camera.
Uncover the story of Stonehenge. Take in the unforgettable atmosphere of this World Heritage Site and best known prehistoric monument in Europe, visit our world-class exhibition to discover how the Stonehenge builders worked and walk amongst the Neolithic houses to experience how they lived.
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Stonehenge
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Uncover the story of Stonehenge. Take in the unforgettable atmosphere of this World Heritage Site and best known prehistoric monument in Europe, visit our world-class exhibition to discover how the Stonehenge builders worked and walk amongst the Neolithic houses to experience how they lived.
Stonehenge, Salisbury Website : wwwenglish-heritage.org.uk Uncover the story of this unforgettable atmosphere of this World Heritage Site and best known prehistoric monument in Europe, visit the world class exhibition to discover how the Stonehenge buildings worked and walk amongst the Neolithic houses to experience how they lived.
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Stonehenge
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Stonehenge, Salisbury Website : wwwenglish-heritage.org.uk Uncover the story of this unforgettable atmosphere of this World Heritage Site and best known prehistoric monument in Europe, visit the world class exhibition to discover how the Stonehenge buildings worked and walk amongst the Neolithic houses to experience how they lived.
Stratford, Warwickshire www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk A medieval market town the 16thC birthplace of William Shakespear possibly the most famous writer of the English language known for his sonnets and plays such as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. The Royal Shakespeare Company performs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre on the banks of the River Avon.
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Stratford-upon-Avon
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Stratford, Warwickshire www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk A medieval market town the 16thC birthplace of William Shakespear possibly the most famous writer of the English language known for his sonnets and plays such as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. The Royal Shakespeare Company performs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre on the banks of the River Avon.
Entertainment & Activities
Lots of animals from rhinos to rabbits ! Large play area for children and a farm zoo
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Cotswold Farm Park
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Lots of animals from rhinos to rabbits ! Large play area for children and a farm zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens Website : www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk Tel: 01993823006 E Mail : enquiries@cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk Stunning Wildlife park where visitors can roam the grounds amongst many species of animals such as penguins, rhinos, zebras and camels . Plenty of indoor attractions too. A large adventure playpark and a mini train for children to take you to the mini farm petting area. The only surviving part of a 13C grange that once provided vital income to Beaulieu Abbey and has featured in Downton Abbey. Open all year.
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Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
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Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens Website : www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk Tel: 01993823006 E Mail : enquiries@cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk Stunning Wildlife park where visitors can roam the grounds amongst many species of animals such as penguins, rhinos, zebras and camels . Plenty of indoor attractions too. A large adventure playpark and a mini train for children to take you to the mini farm petting area. The only surviving part of a 13C grange that once provided vital income to Beaulieu Abbey and has featured in Downton Abbey. Open all year.
Batsford Arboretum, Glos www.batsarb.co.uk Containing a huge variety of native flora and fauna as well as Champion trees being the largest or widest of their kind and Red Data trees are species on the verge of extinction or already extinct in the wild. Batsford has helt the national Collection of Japanese flowering cherries since 2002 with at least 70% of known cultivars. Careful management creates an environment in which animals and insects thrive with hundreds of different species making it a relaxing place to walk and a great place for wildlife watching. Plenty of events with dawn chorus walks and moth nights.
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Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre
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Batsford Arboretum, Glos www.batsarb.co.uk Containing a huge variety of native flora and fauna as well as Champion trees being the largest or widest of their kind and Red Data trees are species on the verge of extinction or already extinct in the wild. Batsford has helt the national Collection of Japanese flowering cherries since 2002 with at least 70% of known cultivars. Careful management creates an environment in which animals and insects thrive with hundreds of different species making it a relaxing place to walk and a great place for wildlife watching. Plenty of events with dawn chorus walks and moth nights.
Cotswold Water Park & Beach www.waterpark.org This was formed from two gravel extraction lakes some 40 years ago and are now filled by clean natural ground water with lots of wildlife to spot. There is a viewing gallery in the smart Millenium Building which has shops, toilet and a café. There is a family beach and play area and water based sports such as Zorbing, Pedalo hire and boating. It is also possible to hire bicycles locally and there are plenty of places to walk along the rural footpaths and lanes.
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Cotswold Water Park Information Centre
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Cotswold Water Park & Beach www.waterpark.org This was formed from two gravel extraction lakes some 40 years ago and are now filled by clean natural ground water with lots of wildlife to spot. There is a viewing gallery in the smart Millenium Building which has shops, toilet and a café. There is a family beach and play area and water based sports such as Zorbing, Pedalo hire and boating. It is also possible to hire bicycles locally and there are plenty of places to walk along the rural footpaths and lanes.
Cogges Manor Farm www.cogges.org.uk Enjoy the historic farmyard, feed the animals and explore the 13thC Manor House and grounds. You can try on historical costumes and see cooking demonstrations on weekends and bank holidays. There is a small inside play area and sandpit for younger children.
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Cogges Manor Farm
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Cogges Manor Farm www.cogges.org.uk Enjoy the historic farmyard, feed the animals and explore the 13thC Manor House and grounds. You can try on historical costumes and see cooking demonstrations on weekends and bank holidays. There is a small inside play area and sandpit for younger children.
Crocodiles of the World www.crocodilesoftheworld.co.uk This is an exciting and different day out and no ordinary attraction . You can see crocodiles in clear water habitats with incredible underwater viewing giving you the ability to come face to face with some of the most feared predators on the planet – Nile Crocodiles, American Alligators, black caiman and more ! Daily Crocodile encounters and handling are available.
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Crocodiles of the World
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Crocodiles of the World www.crocodilesoftheworld.co.uk This is an exciting and different day out and no ordinary attraction . You can see crocodiles in clear water habitats with incredible underwater viewing giving you the ability to come face to face with some of the most feared predators on the planet – Nile Crocodiles, American Alligators, black caiman and more ! Daily Crocodile encounters and handling are available.
Bicester Village www.bicestervillage.com/en/home Discover a world of luxury at Bicester Village home to more than 160 boutiques of world-famous brands offering exceptional value all year round offering instant tax refunds for visitors outside the EU, multilingual hosts, hospitality servies including hands free shopping, valet parking, luggage drop and personalshopper. glorious walk down the River Leach perhaps the Cotswolds.
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Bicester Village
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Bicester Village www.bicestervillage.com/en/home Discover a world of luxury at Bicester Village home to more than 160 boutiques of world-famous brands offering exceptional value all year round offering instant tax refunds for visitors outside the EU, multilingual hosts, hospitality servies including hands free shopping, valet parking, luggage drop and personalshopper. glorious walk down the River Leach perhaps the Cotswolds.
Trout Fishing www.lechladetrout.co.uk A glorious walk down the River Leach perhaps the Cotswolds prettiest and least well known rivers through the delightful villages of EastLeach and Southrop before ending up in Lechlade at the famous Trout Fisheries for an afternoon /evening’s fishing. Distance 5 miles
Lechlade and Bushyleaze Trout Fisheries
Trout Fishing www.lechladetrout.co.uk A glorious walk down the River Leach perhaps the Cotswolds prettiest and least well known rivers through the delightful villages of EastLeach and Southrop before ending up in Lechlade at the famous Trout Fisheries for an afternoon /evening’s fishing. Distance 5 miles
Cotswold Way National Trail – The Fosseway. www.nationaltrail.co.uk/cotswold-way/routes A trail that can be walked as one continuous journey or in shorter sections far from the bustle of the crowds, the trail is a bucolic journey through the Cotswolds. The total journey is 102 miles from Chipping Campden to Bath along the Cotswold escarpment.
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Cotswold Way Start/Finish
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Cotswold Way National Trail – The Fosseway. www.nationaltrail.co.uk/cotswold-way/routes A trail that can be walked as one continuous journey or in shorter sections far from the bustle of the crowds, the trail is a bucolic journey through the Cotswolds. The total journey is 102 miles from Chipping Campden to Bath along the Cotswold escarpment.
Bampton,Oxford Oxfordshire www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org/plan-your-visit/towns-and-villages/bampton The ancient market town is located close to the River Thames and may look familiar as being the film set for many popular TV dramas such as Downton Abbey. Guided tours available.
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Bampton
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Bampton,Oxford Oxfordshire www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org/plan-your-visit/towns-and-villages/bampton The ancient market town is located close to the River Thames and may look familiar as being the film set for many popular TV dramas such as Downton Abbey. Guided tours available.
The Folly Tower ,Faringdon Oxfordshire Website : www.faringdonfolly.org.uk Fantastic unusual architectural 100 yr old Folly, hailed as the finest and most important 20thC Folly and the last major folly to be built in England where you can walk up the hill and view over five counties. It is set in a charming 4 acre circular site with a woodland of spectacular Scots pine Visits up to the top are available for a token payment. Perfect for a picnic or a dog walk !
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Faringdon Folly Tower
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The Folly Tower ,Faringdon Oxfordshire Website : www.faringdonfolly.org.uk Fantastic unusual architectural 100 yr old Folly, hailed as the finest and most important 20thC Folly and the last major folly to be built in England where you can walk up the hill and view over five counties. It is set in a charming 4 acre circular site with a woodland of spectacular Scots pine Visits up to the top are available for a token payment. Perfect for a picnic or a dog walk !
River Thames SN7 8DA Website : www.visitthames.co.uk Buscot Lock is just at the end of the lane with a fantastic natural weir pool voted one of the top natural open swimming places in the UK. Walk along towards Lechlade or to Kelmscott. You can also hire a rowing boat from Lechlade.
Buscot Lock & Weir
River Thames SN7 8DA Website : www.visitthames.co.uk Buscot Lock is just at the end of the lane with a fantastic natural weir pool voted one of the top natural open swimming places in the UK. Walk along towards Lechlade or to Kelmscott. You can also hire a rowing boat from Lechlade.
Cotswold Woolen Weavers – Filkins, Glos GL7 3JJ Website : www.cotswoldwoolenweavers.co.uk Tel : 01367 860660 Fax: 01367 86066 E Mail : info@naturalbest.co.uk The mill & shop are open all year. There are exhibitions and displays of woollen weaving through the ages – an intrinsic part of the Cotswolds with the shop selling woven garments, blankets & upholstered furniture.
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Cotswold Woollen Weavers
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Cotswold Woolen Weavers – Filkins, Glos GL7 3JJ Website : www.cotswoldwoolenweavers.co.uk Tel : 01367 860660 Fax: 01367 86066 E Mail : info@naturalbest.co.uk The mill & shop are open all year. There are exhibitions and displays of woollen weaving through the ages – an intrinsic part of the Cotswolds with the shop selling woven garments, blankets & upholstered furniture.
COTSWOLD CANOE HIRE – Park End Wharfe, Lechlade, Glos GL7 3AQ Tel : 01367 252303 E Mail : cotswoldcanoehire@gmail.com Website : www.cotswoldcanoehire.co.uk Amazing Flamingo Pedalos and Swan Pedalos suitable for one or five people – adults or children. Hire out from £15 and enjoy the River with all equipment provided and safety equipment. Single Canoe Hire / Double Kayak/ Sit on top, Stand Up Board, 2 Man Canoe , 3 Man Canoe .Rowing Boat All available from 1 hour up to a week.
Cotswold Canoe Hire
COTSWOLD CANOE HIRE – Park End Wharfe, Lechlade, Glos GL7 3AQ Tel : 01367 252303 E Mail : cotswoldcanoehire@gmail.com Website : www.cotswoldcanoehire.co.uk Amazing Flamingo Pedalos and Swan Pedalos suitable for one or five people – adults or children. Hire out from £15 and enjoy the River with all equipment provided and safety equipment. Single Canoe Hire / Double Kayak/ Sit on top, Stand Up Board, 2 Man Canoe , 3 Man Canoe .Rowing Boat All available from 1 hour up to a week.
Aston Pottery, Bampton, Oxfordshire – Website : www.astonpottery.co.uk From clay to finished product all the hand stencilled pottery is designed , manufactured and decorated in Aston. On site displays and shop as well as a café.
Aston Pottery and Trading Company
Aston Pottery, Bampton, Oxfordshire – Website : www.astonpottery.co.uk From clay to finished product all the hand stencilled pottery is designed , manufactured and decorated in Aston. On site displays and shop as well as a café.
Cheltenham Racecourse www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/cheltenham/ The home of Jump Racing hosting 16 days from October – May each year including the pinnacle of the sport – The Cheltenham Festival a world class four day Jump racing festival from 16-19th March 2021
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Cheltenham Racecourse
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Cheltenham Racecourse www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/cheltenham/ The home of Jump Racing hosting 16 days from October – May each year including the pinnacle of the sport – The Cheltenham Festival a world class four day Jump racing festival from 16-19th March 2021
Sightseeing
Located on the river with lots of traditional shop but not on the tourist trail
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Lechlade-on-Thames
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Located on the river with lots of traditional shop but not on the tourist trail
Definately on the tourist trail - lots of galleries and boutique shopsBurford – Oxfordshire OX18 4QW E Mail : www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org or www.burfordtown.com Known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds this beautiful picturesque town one of the finest in the UK with attractive Tudor & Georgian frontages was originally a Fortified Anglo Saxon Ford which later grew to be an important regional crossroads and wealthy wool town.The 16th Century Tolsey Building once a meeting place for medieval merchants now houses The Tolsey Museum illustrating the town’s social and industrial past. There is St Johns church to visit and many independent shops/markets to enjoy as well as a Burford Tour and Ghost trails. Lots of restaurants, cafes and pubs for meals. Walk from Burford – with it’s fantastic cathedral like church and tales of ghosts and levellers through the little village of Fulbrook with it’s ancient jousting field and notorious highwaymen to the plague village of Widford where only the manor house and church remain. Then follow the River Windrush through Swinbrook childhood home of the Mitford sisters and on to join the Roman Road of Akeman Street before looping through pretty Shilton to arrive back at Burford in time for tea and scones . Total distance 9 miles or shorter version 6 miles.
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Burford
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Definately on the tourist trail - lots of galleries and boutique shopsBurford – Oxfordshire OX18 4QW E Mail : www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org or www.burfordtown.com Known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds this beautiful picturesque town one of the finest in the UK with attractive Tudor & Georgian frontages was originally a Fortified Anglo Saxon Ford which later grew to be an important regional crossroads and wealthy wool town.The 16th Century Tolsey Building once a meeting place for medieval merchants now houses The Tolsey Museum illustrating the town’s social and industrial past. There is St Johns church to visit and many independent shops/markets to enjoy as well as a Burford Tour and Ghost trails. Lots of restaurants, cafes and pubs for meals. Walk from Burford – with it’s fantastic cathedral like church and tales of ghosts and levellers through the little village of Fulbrook with it’s ancient jousting field and notorious highwaymen to the plague village of Widford where only the manor house and church remain. Then follow the River Windrush through Swinbrook childhood home of the Mitford sisters and on to join the Roman Road of Akeman Street before looping through pretty Shilton to arrive back at Burford in time for tea and scones . Total distance 9 miles or shorter version 6 miles.
Lots to see and do
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Bourton-on-the-Water
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Lots to see and do
Burford – Oxfordshire OX18 4QW E Mail : www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org or www.burfordtown.com Known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds this beautiful picturesque town one of the finest in the UK with attractive Tudor & Georgian frontages was originally a Fortified Anglo Saxon Ford which later grew to be an important regional crossroads and wealthy wool town.The 16th Century Tolsey Building once a meeting place for medieval merchants now houses The Tolsey Museum illustrating the town’s social and industrial past. There is St Johns church to visit and many independent shops/markets to enjoy as well as a Burford Tour and Ghost trails. Lots of restaurants, cafes and pubs for meals. Walk from Burford – with it’s fantastic cathedral like church and tales of ghosts and levellers through the little village of Fulbrook with it’s ancient jousting field and notorious highwaymen to the plague village of Widford where only the manor house and church remain. Then follow the River Windrush through Swinbrook childhood home of the Mitford sisters and on to join the Roman Road of Akeman Street before looping through pretty Shilton to arrive back at Burford in time for tea and scones . Total distance 9 miles or shorter version 6 miles.
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Burford
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Burford – Oxfordshire OX18 4QW E Mail : www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org or www.burfordtown.com Known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds this beautiful picturesque town one of the finest in the UK with attractive Tudor & Georgian frontages was originally a Fortified Anglo Saxon Ford which later grew to be an important regional crossroads and wealthy wool town.The 16th Century Tolsey Building once a meeting place for medieval merchants now houses The Tolsey Museum illustrating the town’s social and industrial past. There is St Johns church to visit and many independent shops/markets to enjoy as well as a Burford Tour and Ghost trails. Lots of restaurants, cafes and pubs for meals. Walk from Burford – with it’s fantastic cathedral like church and tales of ghosts and levellers through the little village of Fulbrook with it’s ancient jousting field and notorious highwaymen to the plague village of Widford where only the manor house and church remain. Then follow the River Windrush through Swinbrook childhood home of the Mitford sisters and on to join the Roman Road of Akeman Street before looping through pretty Shilton to arrive back at Burford in time for tea and scones . Total distance 9 miles or shorter version 6 miles.
Westgate, Oxford www.westgateoxford.co.uk Home to prestigious global brands, eclectic restaurants and cafes, leisure and sophisticated rooftop bars and dining. 100 brand new stores feature the best of the British high street as well as luxurious brands.
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Westgate Oxford
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Westgate, Oxford www.westgateoxford.co.uk Home to prestigious global brands, eclectic restaurants and cafes, leisure and sophisticated rooftop bars and dining. 100 brand new stores feature the best of the British high street as well as luxurious brands.
Woodstock, Oxfordshire www.cotswolds.info/places/woodstock This fine Georgian town has a distinct Royal heritage containing many attractive period buildings – the 18C Town Hall, The Church of St Mary Magdalene with its Norman doorway, early English windows and a musical clock which plays tunes hourly. The town has an active community with plenty of excellent shops & restaurants and is a typical safe English Town whether exploring day or night.There is an annual literary Festival and Christmas light celebrations. In the centre is the Oxfordshire Museum which details the County’s history as well as the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum gives a sombre history of the liberation of Bergen – Belson Concentration Camp with the role of the light infantry and the plight of the prisoners of War.
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Woodstock
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Woodstock, Oxfordshire www.cotswolds.info/places/woodstock This fine Georgian town has a distinct Royal heritage containing many attractive period buildings – the 18C Town Hall, The Church of St Mary Magdalene with its Norman doorway, early English windows and a musical clock which plays tunes hourly. The town has an active community with plenty of excellent shops & restaurants and is a typical safe English Town whether exploring day or night.There is an annual literary Festival and Christmas light celebrations. In the centre is the Oxfordshire Museum which details the County’s history as well as the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum gives a sombre history of the liberation of Bergen – Belson Concentration Camp with the role of the light infantry and the plight of the prisoners of War.
Bourton on the Water, Oxfordshire www.bourtoninfo.com Regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England with the River Windrush running through and many beautiful bridges. Wealth of attractions, shops, restaurants and tea rooms. Walk from Bourton on the Water – where the river floes through the village to the famous little villages of Lower & Upper Slaughter follow the River Eye (great for paddling) upstream and then over the wold into the famous quarrying village of Naunton with its rare historic dovecote. Then follow the River Windrush downstream through unspoilt countryside and past a farm that breeds Cotswold Lion sheep and back into Bourton with its model village, Birdland and family friendly attractions. Distance 10miles.
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Bourton-on-the-Water
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Bourton on the Water, Oxfordshire www.bourtoninfo.com Regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England with the River Windrush running through and many beautiful bridges. Wealth of attractions, shops, restaurants and tea rooms. Walk from Bourton on the Water – where the river floes through the village to the famous little villages of Lower & Upper Slaughter follow the River Eye (great for paddling) upstream and then over the wold into the famous quarrying village of Naunton with its rare historic dovecote. Then follow the River Windrush downstream through unspoilt countryside and past a farm that breeds Cotswold Lion sheep and back into Bourton with its model village, Birdland and family friendly attractions. Distance 10miles.
Stow on the Wold, Oxfordshire Website : www.stoweonthewold.info A delightful market town is one of the highest Cotswold Towns some 800 feet high Stow Hill with a junction of seven major roads including the Roman Fosse Way.
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Stow-on-the-Wold
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Stow on the Wold, Oxfordshire Website : www.stoweonthewold.info A delightful market town is one of the highest Cotswold Towns some 800 feet high Stow Hill with a junction of seven major roads including the Roman Fosse Way.
White Horse Hill, Uffington, Oxfordshire Website : www.nationaltrust.org.uk/white-horse-hill White Horse Hill is a 244 acre biological and geological site of Special Scientific interest with several scheduled monuments,The White horse itself is the oldest chalk prehistoric hill figure. It is possible to get a fantastic viewpoint of several counties with a wonderful long walk along The Ridgeway . Dragon Hill is another hill fort or religious site where rituals of good over evil or day over nioght took place.There are many myths and further hill forts are Uffington Castle links on to Segsbury, Rams Hill, Uffington, Liddington and Barbary.
Berkshire Downs
White Horse Hill, Uffington, Oxfordshire Website : www.nationaltrust.org.uk/white-horse-hill White Horse Hill is a 244 acre biological and geological site of Special Scientific interest with several scheduled monuments,The White horse itself is the oldest chalk prehistoric hill figure. It is possible to get a fantastic viewpoint of several counties with a wonderful long walk along The Ridgeway . Dragon Hill is another hill fort or religious site where rituals of good over evil or day over nioght took place.There are many myths and further hill forts are Uffington Castle links on to Segsbury, Rams Hill, Uffington, Liddington and Barbary.
Great Barn in Great Coxwell - Faringdon, Oxon SN7 7LZ Website : www.nationaltrust.org.uk/great-coxwell-barn Tel : 01793762209 The only surviving part of a 13C grange that once provided vital income to Beaulieu Abbey and has featured in Downton Abbey. Open all year.
Great Coxwell
Great Barn in Great Coxwell - Faringdon, Oxon SN7 7LZ Website : www.nationaltrust.org.uk/great-coxwell-barn Tel : 01793762209 The only surviving part of a 13C grange that once provided vital income to Beaulieu Abbey and has featured in Downton Abbey. Open all year.
Cheltenham www.visitcheltenham.com The Spa Town is home to the renowned Cheltenham Festival – four days of horse jump racing culminating in the Gold Cup held annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse. There are Regency buildings including the Pittville Pump Room a remnant of the Spas. Fine art at the Wilson Museum and the Victorian Everyman Theatre with an ornate auditorium. Montpellier has individually style shops and boutiques.
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Cheltenham
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Cheltenham www.visitcheltenham.com The Spa Town is home to the renowned Cheltenham Festival – four days of horse jump racing culminating in the Gold Cup held annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse. There are Regency buildings including the Pittville Pump Room a remnant of the Spas. Fine art at the Wilson Museum and the Victorian Everyman Theatre with an ornate auditorium. Montpellier has individually style shops and boutiques.