Weekend trip to the Cotswolds 

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Weekend trip to the Cotswolds

While it is wonderful to be out and exploring the world, there is a lot to be said for exploring parts of the country where you live. A weekend trip to the Cotswolds needs to be at the top of your UK bucketlist. It is the perfect weekend getaway.

pretty chocolate box houses in Burton which can be seen on a weekend trip to the Cotswolds

Where to visit in the Cotswolds

Moreton-in-Marsh

This town is served by a railway station, so really easy to get to especially from London. It has a small high street, full of yellow bricked buildings, lined with gift stores, cafes and hotels.

The nearby Batsford Arboretum is a very popular place to visit – it houses England’s largest collection of trees and shrubs.

If you are looking for somewhere to eat, the Yellow Brick cafe is worth popping into.

Bourton-On-The-Water

First stop needs to be the absolutely beautiful Bourton-On-The-Water. It is hard to beat a destination with  a clear stream running through the middle of the town with dinky stone bridges crossing it at intervals.

For a bit to eat, stop at the very cute Bakery on the Water; perfect roast beef sandwiches!

a stream running through the middle of Bourton-on-the-water, with Union Jack Bunting having over. Perfect scenes for a weekend trip to the Cotswolds


Lower Slaughter

Pretty stone cottages and gentle streets – Lower Slaughter is another stunning Cotswold Village.

One of the chief attractions here is the absolutely beautiful Old Mill. A mill has stood on this spot since 1086, and the current mill is from the 19th century. It was in use until the 1950’s. Now it is home to a museum about the area, a gift shop and the lovely Old Mill Cafe . The cafe is reached by walking through the very interesting little shop at the front. It also serves some very tasty tiffin cake!

a bridge over a stream in Lower Slaughter, with yellow stone houses behind. Upper Slaughter

From Lower Slaughter it is an easy walk into Upper Slaughter, the much less visited village of the two. There aren’t really any significant attractions here, other than wandering around and enjoying the cute buildings. The highlight? The Slaughters Country Inn! Here the serve prosecco on tap, so pretty perfect way to end a day!

Broadway

This town should be very recognisable from many a different film, full of charm and picture perfect charm! This is the self proclaimed ‘jewel of the Cotswolds”

the centre of Bourton with beautiful houses and a stone memorial

Enjoy looking at all the quaint and beautiful houses, happily picking out which ones you would like to live in.

If you are hungry stop for afternoon tea at Tisanes Tea Shop.  More good food and more yummy tiffin!

Walks in the Cotswolds

In anticipation of the food you are going to eat during a weekend break in the Cotswolds, a walk definitely needs to be on the to do list. And with a setting such as the Cotswolds, this might be one of the prettiest walks you have been on for a while.

a stream running through green meadows, the prefect walk for a weekend trip to the cotswolds

A fantastic walk is one that encompasses Upper and Lower Slaughter. Everywhere is just so pretty and exactly as you would picture the Cotswolds to be. Rolling hills, fields full of sheep and beautiful stone walls.

Other places to walk are around Burford, where you can walk through to Swimbrook cross meadows and styes.

Stone walls and a stone house in a field, with a stream running by

The Cotswolds are the perfect place for a weekend getaway, and a highly recommend spot to visit if you want to explore the UK. Any village or town in this area, you really can’t go wrong!


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