Cotswold Advice sought

Old Jul 14th, 2006, 12:48 PM
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Cotswold Advice sought

We are going to Cotswolds Aug 29 - Sept 8, staying at Chipping Campden, near Toddenham, Moreton-on Marsh. Appreciate any advice on getting there from Virgin Terminal at Heathrow as well as renting car once in Cotswolds. Good advice will be paid back with a Pimm's Cup in your honor when we are settle in. Thanks, Andy Park
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Old Jul 14th, 2006, 12:55 PM
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You could rent a car at Heathrow. Alternatively, take the Heathrow Express into Paddington (15 mins) and get a train, also from Paddington, to Oxford (about an hour) and then you could rent a car in Oxford.
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Old Jul 14th, 2006, 01:32 PM
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I think you'd want to rent a car at Heathrow and drive. If, for some reason you don't want to rent at Heathrow, the place to rent is Oxford. Here's a page with info on getting to Oxford from both Heathrow and London.

There is train service from London to Moreton-on-Marsh and Charlbury (I guess taxi from train to Chipping Camden)
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The Cotswolds are not that easy to get to directly from LHR. Don't know where you are staying since those three are totally different villages. I suspect you are repeating the B&Bs address which probably says something like "Toddenham, Moreton-in-Marsh". Doesn't mean they are the same place.

Moreton-in-Marsh does have rail connections to London, and local car hire. Chipping Campden might have a car hire (?) but there is no train station. And Todenham is a tiny place w/o either train or car hire.

So I would just rent a car at LHR and drive from there. If you don't want to drive from LHR then take the bus from LHR to Reading, then a train from Reading to Oxford and pick up a car there. (or you could take a bus straight to Oxford)

But if it were me - I'd just rent a car at LHR. It is easier to drive from the rental agencies near LHR than it is to drive in/out of Oxford.
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Personally I would never advise someone to rent a car in London to travel to the Cotswolds.

You can take a bus from LHR ( central bus station) to Oxford and rent a car there. Avis has a location near the train station( short taxi ride)or rent a car at LHR.
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Seems janisj and I were posing at same time. Smilar advise.
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