If you are looking for a rustic destination that can be explored in the UK, the Cotswolds should be on the top of your list. It has a distinct charm, which is surely going to be appreciated by those who are looking for a respite from the hustle and bustle of city living. There are plenty of quaint cottages you can stay in for an authentic experience.

Burford

Dubbed as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, this is a picturesque town that is sure to leave you in awe. If you are looking for the perfect accommodations in this area, two of the best choices are The Bay Tree and The Lamb Inn. If you are into antiques, this is also a great place. It has gained a reputation as one of the best places for vintage shopping specifically at Gateway Antiques and Burford Antique Centre.

The Theatre

This is a great place to explore the rich art and culture of the Cotswolds. It is located in Chipping Norton, an area that is popular as a market Town. The Theatre has gained reputation because of being the smallest theatre in Britain. Opened in 1975, it only has 213 seats. It is a venue of various art and music performances, such as gigs and film showings. From time to time, affordable workshops are also hosted.

Blenheim Palace

This is one of the most glamorous and charming attractions that you should definitely see when you are in the Cotswolds. It is the birthplace of Winston Churchill. It is one of the stunning examples of 18th century architecture. Step inside the house and be mesmerised by its beauty, especially with its grandiose antique collection, which is considered to be one of the largest in Europe. You should also check out the State Rooms, which contain portraits and tapestries, among other works of art. The entire estate has an expansive area of 2,000 acres.

Hidcote Manor Farm

This is one thing that will be fun, especially when you are with your family. The place is popular for their maize maze. If you are visiting during the summer season, an eight-acre maze is open to the public. You have to figure your way out of the maze! Even if the maze is close, the place is still worth checking out as there are many other activities that will be equally enjoyable. There are many scenic gardens and picnic spots, making it a great place to enjoy the great outdoors.

Cotswold Wildlife Park

This is another attraction that is perfect for families. This offers the opportunity to see incredible creatures, including those that you cannot see in any other zoo in UK. The natural greenery is an attraction in itself. With this, strolling around the park will make you feel like you are in a stately home and not a usual zoo. Some of the animals that you can see here include rhinos, camels, and penguins. There is also a farmyard. This is a place where kids can have an experience of farm living. For sure, both adults and the little ones will have fun. To properly embrace the serenity of the Cotswolds, why not stay in a log cabin?

Tim

Tim

Hi guys! I'm Tim! I'm a bit of a cling-on. I went traveling through my mid to late twenties and I can't quite let go. I traveled all around the world on two different occasions.
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