Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
In Cirencester, know as The Capital of the Cotswolds, you can find the world’s largest yew hedge, it measures 40 feet tall, 30 feet across at its widest point and 450 feet long from end to end. And every August, it gets a great big haircut.
Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire the beautiful small market town in the Evenlode Valley, within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire. The town has lots of points of interest like Chastleton House and Garden, Sezincote House & Garden, The Redesdale Hall and many more.
Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire one of the most popular villages in the Cotswolds, and it is only 20 minutes away from the capital of the Cotswolds, Cirencester. There is always something to enjoy in this gorgeous village from visiting Birdland Park & Garden, horseback tours at Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre to just relaxing by the river Windrush.
The Corinium Museum is located at the heart of Cirencester the 'Capital of the Cotswolds'. Its principal collection consists of the highly significant finds from the Roman town of Corinium. However the museum today is much more than that, taking the visitor on a journey through time and charting the development of the Cotswolds from its prehistoric landscape to the modern day.
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. Home to 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe and 5 national tree collections, Westonbirt is the perfect place for you to escape, relax or have an adventure!
Cotswold Motoring Museum, located in the picturesque village of Bourton on the Water, the Cotswold Motoring Museum is a fascinating journey through the 20th century that the whole family can enjoy. The Museum is bulging with great cars, quaint caravans, precarious looking motorcycles, enamel signs and an intriguing collection of motoring curiosities!
Bibury, Gloucestershire is a small village but has a plenty to offer from easy walks through the forest to the famous Bibury Trout Farm, the oldest working trout farm in England, founded in 1902. Only 15 minutes from Cirencester it is perfect for a afternoon getaway.
Chedworth Roman Vila, Gloucestershire has been rediscovered over 150 years ago by the Victorians, and you can find the Britan’s first known 5th century mosaic, only 10 minutes away from Cirencester.
Stowell Park is the home of Lord William Vestey. These magnificent gardens, one of the most outstanding of the Cotswolds, were created by Lord Vestey's mother, the late Lady Celia Vestey. With breath taking views of the Coln Valley, the gardens are elegantly terraced and have exquisite borders on the various levels.
Highgrove Gardens is the private residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Its organic gardens are open to the public for guided tours between April and October each year.
Chavenage House is a privately owned Elizabethan Manor House open to the public. It has been used as a TV location for many productions and is at present playing Trenwith in the popular Poldark.