Classic Cotswolds

Bibury, a typically beautiful Cotswold village was once described by William Morris (1834-96) as “the most beautiful village in England”. The cottages of Arlington Row are said to be the most photographed and beautiful cottages in the country.

Referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ Bourton-on-the-Water has several little bridges that cross the River Windrush. Charming shops line the river and tourists meander the banks enjoying the sunshine.

The lovely little village of Upper Slaughter is on the banks of the River Eye. The oldest part of Manor House hotel dates back to the 15th century and the front is said to be Elizabethan.

Naunton is another very small village and here the River Windrush flows through the village and its water meadows, making it as picturesque as all the other villages.

Burford’s sloping high street offers lovely views down the street and then up into the countryside. The streets are lined with elegant shops, cafes and a collection of building styles.

It seems that all the houses in these villages have lovely gardens which adds to the beauty of the villages.

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13 Responses to Classic Cotswolds

  1. Pauline & Gary says:

    Hi Jim and Kerry….very much enjoying your travel blog! We were in the Cotswolds recently too, basing ourselves at Bourton-on-the-Water….. loved wandering around the beautifully picturesque villages. 😎👍

  2. Debra Kolkka says:

    We went to Castle Comb and loved it.

  3. Robyn says:

    Loving your adventures. Never really that enthused about travelling to England but your Blog is changing my mind. My grand dad was from stoke on Trent so should visit to look at my past! How much longer are you away?

  4. G & H says:

    great pictures as usual and sunshine so good. Grand Final on record!

  5. Janet says:

    Hiya I’m no gardener but I loved Chipping Camden, Hidcote Gardens a must see, where you watching the mighty Eagles tomorrow 👍

    • Kerry & Jim says:

      Hi Janet. We have purchased an international footy finals pack and so will be watching on the iPad from 5:30am in the morning…having ourselves a champagne breakfast – given the time.

  6. Janet says:

    Oh don’t drink too much Limencello 😂

  7. Peter Jackson says:

    A beautiful part of the world. We stayed at the old Donnington Brewery House outside Stow on the Wold. We are still celebrating the Eagles win here in Perth. We have watched the last quarter ten times already gets better each time.

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