The Cotswolds

Characterised by its quaint towns and villages and rolling green hills, the Cotswolds runs through five counties: Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. It is one of the most visited regions in the UK and very popular with tourists coming from overseas. Covering almost 800 square miles, the Cotswolds are renowned for golden stone houses, quaint market towns and picturesque countryside.

The Cotswolds are largely rural and have more than 3,000 miles of footpaths and bridleways, perfect for ramblers and hikers to explore. There is also 4,000 miles of historic Cotswold stone walls dividng up the landscape.

The busier towns of Cheltenham, Cicencester and Gloucester provide a great base to explore the more rural areas of the Cotswolds.