Bath and the Cotswolds Travel Guide


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Plan Your Bath and the Cotswolds Vacation

The rolling uplands of the Cotswolds represent the quintessence of rural England, as immortalized in countless books, paintings, and films. In eloquently named settlements from Bourton-on-the-Water to Stow-on-the-Wold, you can taste the glories of the old English village—its stone slate roofs, low-ceiling rooms, and gardens; the atmosphere is as thick as honey, and equally as sweet. On the edge of the Cotswolds is Bath, among the most alluring small cities in Europe.


Bath and the Cotswolds Hotels

The hotels of this region are among Britain's most highly rated—from bed-and-breakfasts in village homes and farmhouses to luxurious country-house more


Bath and the Cotswolds Restaurants

Good restaurants dot the region, thanks to a steady flow of fine chefs seeking to cater to wealthy locals and waves of demanding visitors. The country' more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Bath and the Cotswolds

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Bath and the Cotswolds Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Architecture of Bath: Bath is perhaps the most perfectly preserved and harmonious English city. Close up, the elegance and finesse of the Georgian... Read more

  • Great Walks in the Cotswolds

    The gentle Cotswolds countryside, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is threaded with more than 3,000 miles of pleasant walking... Read more

  • Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

    The Arts and Crafts movement flourished throughout Britain in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, but the Cotswolds are most closely associated... Read more

  • That Special Cotswold Stone

    If there's one feature of the Cotswold landscape that sums up its special flavor, it's the oolitic limestone that’s the area's primary building... Read more

  • Bath's Georgian Architecture

    Bath wouldn't be Bath without its distinctive 18th-century Georgian architecture, much of which was conceived by John Wood the Elder (1704–54)... Read more

  • Which Cotswold Garden Is Right for You?

    Perhaps it's the sheer beauty of this area that has inspired the creation of so many superb gardens. Gardening is an English passion, and even... Read more


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