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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 16, 2012
Trip To The Cotswolds - Where to Stay  (4 Answers)

Plan to be in the Cotswolds on the night of the 25th of October 2012. The objective is to see the countryside, wade in the rivers, see the architecture of the area, enjoy some good meals and generally while away some time.........
The plan is to: -
# Train to Oxford on the 25th Morning
# Spend about 4 hours in Oxford. Rent a car there for a day and drive into the Cotswolds
# Would like to see Bourton on the water, The Slaughters, Chipping Camden (And maybe even Bibury) (Wonder if thats too much for 1pm on 25th to 1pm on 26th )
# Back to London in the shortest possible time (via oxford or otherwise)

We are on a short holiday and we may never come back to this part of the world/UK again and hence the hunger to see as much as possible.....

## Is the above doable....
## Any views on which town we should put up in? Should i stay in one of these towns or in a place like Cheltenham (assumption here is that in October, night will fall very early and the small towns may have little or nothing to walk around/see/do post sun down)
## How long will it take us to drive from Cheltenham to Chipping Camden at about 9am on a weekday morning?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 09, 2010
Cheap-ish accommodation for a group in the Cotswolds  (3 Answers)

I am trying to arrange a New Year retreat for my social club.
Does anyone know of accommodation in the Cotswolds (or maybe you can suggest somewhere else) that would meet my requirements?

We are looking for accommodation for probably about 6-10 people. We would like to keep the costs down as our club is for 18-30 year olds. We are looking at about £25 pppn. We will probably require a mixture of twin/triple/multiple and double accommodation. B&B or self catering is fine. Looking for about 3 nights - Friday 31st Dec to Mon 2nd Jan 2011.

I would really appreciate any suggestion and I am struggling to find much accommodation in the Cotswolds at all.

Many thanks,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2010
Broadway tower with buggy???  (4 Answers)

Is it possible to walk to Broadway Tower with a double buggy? Or too challenging??!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 17, 2010
Markets during Easter?  (1 Answer)

We are going to the Costwolds during Easter and in the following link there are listed a few markets going on during the year, we were wondering if those take place during Easter.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 30, 2009
5 nights in Cotswolds....Please help!  (2 Answers)

We will be staying in the Cotswolds for 5 nights at the end of October as part of our Honeymoon...We will be staying in either Chipping Campden or Stow on the Wold (will decide this week) with a car rental and we're looking for suggestions from those of you familiar with the area. It will be our first visit to the Cotswolds and we would like to see and do as much as we can in this period. Which towns/villages/sites would you guys recommend that we definitely travel to? Also, what are your favorite and least favorite Cotswold towns? We would also love some recommendations on specific pubs and restaurants in the region to frequent for drinks and dinner as well as some advice on known haunted locations to visit.... Essentially, any and all Cotswold advice is welcomed and appreciated!

***We are staying in Bath for the first 5 nights and plan on doing some daytrips out of there. We will probably see Glastonbury, Avebury, Lacock and Castle Combe out of Bath, so any other tips that you have will be helpful...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2009
Valentines weekend in the Cotswolds  (6 Answers)

Hi guys,

My boyfriend and I are going to the Cotswolds for the weekend. I've been there before and visited Bourton on the Water, Upper & Lower Slaughter and Castle Combe. I'd love to know of any recommendations for other pretty places to see. We're staying to Gloucester which we've never seen before, and would also like to know if Stroud and Cheltenham are worth having a nose around.

Thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 12, 2008
Cheltenham festival accomodation

Hi, looking for self catering accommodation (house/apartment) for 4 guys during the 2009 Cheltenham Racing Festival. Preferably near to the Queens Hotel!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 31, 2008
House sitting in the Cotswolds  (1 Answer)

Have always loved visiting the Cotswolds and now that my husband and I are retired was wondering if there is a possibility of house sitting somewhere in that beautiful area. Was thinking around April to August as a possibility for a period of 3 to 6 weeks. Are there reputable websites in the UK for this sort of thing? We are from Australia so any info at all will be great. Would love to "live like a local" as part of a larger holiday.
Thanks, Norah

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 26, 2008
transportation in the cotswolds  (6 Answers)

Hi all,
I will be visiting a cousin going to school at Oxford. I was wanting to take a few days and visit the cotswolds and the small villages... I will not have a car, but could get one?
What does everybody recommend.. Can public transportation get you everywhere you need in the small villages...

Are you stuck after 5 p.m. in some of the villages... Does anybody have a recommendation as to which town is a good basecamp to explore the other towns?

I see that Gloucester and Cheltenham may be the bigger cities.. Can I get to the other towns from here? I would prefer not to drive..

Thanks for the information

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 12, 2006
Is there any cheapish accom near The Slaughters???  (6 Answers)

We have to attend a wedding in oct in Lower Slaughter and seeing as UK Pound vs Aussie dollar is kinda scary we are searching for the cheapest accom possible! Seems like I'd have buckleys doesnt it?!! but Iam ever the optomist!
Bride suggested Stow-on-the Wold or Bourton as most convenient... opinions anyone???
Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2005
What's interesting/ great about the area?  (4 Answers)

I'm considering a commitment that would mean living for at least 2 years in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, U.K. My involvement will include organic horticulture, nature, animals and wildlife, arts and crafts, all which I love. What else is going on in the region that would round out life for a woman that doesn't drink, loves life, learning, and communicating with interesting, progressive and creative people?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 20, 2005
Train from Edinburgh to the Cotswolds  (3 Answers)

Hello all, I am a Chef traveling with my wife starting on Sept 11 landing in London after a week in Venice and Rome.WE are buying a train/car pass that gives you 3 days train and 2 days car.We will be taking the train from London to Edinburgh Scotland on Sunday.We will try see as much of Edinburgh as we can and then take the train back down to the Cotswolts area.My question is (what is the best stop to take to rent a car for 2 days to drive around the small towns in the Cotswolts).I am looking for the easiest access to get out of that town because I am not used to driving in the UK and don't want to kill anyone in the process.The towns I see on the main train line that look the closest are Oxford,Birmingham,and so on.Does anyone have an Idea of the easiest town to get this done in and then take the car back in two days.I do have the option of picking up the car in one city and dropping it off in another city........MY second question.......If anyone has a Hotel that stands out in there mind of a special place please share your thoughts with me.I also look for either small Chef owned restaurants or Mom and pop places that have great homemade food.Plese let me know what made your special weekend a special one and maybe we can share a glass of wine and break bread when I travel thru your area.....take care...Chef Bill

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 23, 2005
B&B in Cotswolds  (2 Answers)

Hi, does anyone know of a good, reasonably priced B&B in the Cotswolds ? We will be there on the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May for one night only. Thanks, buk64.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 06, 2004
The Cotswolds  (2 Answers)

Hello. I am planning a holiday in England next May which will include a 3 day visit to the Cotswolds. I am having trouble deciding which would be the best town to stay in. I will be hiring a car to get around to the villages. My list is down to Evesham and Cheltenham. Which of these would be the most accessible to villages such as Broadway, the Slaughters, Bourton on the Water etc. I don't intend travelling too far south. Any other suggestions will be gladly received. Thank you and cheers................Louise

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 15, 2004
Needing advise on the Cotswolds  (8 Answers)

Hi I am planning a trip to England and Scotland next year. I am travelling from Australia and need all the help I can get. Part of my itinery includes the Cotswolds and thought perhaps Broadway would be a good place to stay. I will arrange a hire car but will only be able to stay for 2 days. Can anyone suggest the best places to visit in such a short time. I really want to see the real Cotswold sights [ villages, farms countryside etc.] Is it difficult to drive around the area. Not sure if I should risk it and drive on to my next stop which will be in Kent or take a train [ about how long would it take for both?] I'd love to drive as I want to see as much of the countryside as I can but need to be sensible as I will be on my own. Any advise will be gratefully received. Any other tips will also be appreciated. Cheers Louise

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 03, 2004
getting around the cotswolds  (2 Answers)

Hi. I'm trying to arrange a three day trip out of London and am thinking of going to Bath and Stonehenge and then into the Cotswolds. I have two questions - do you think three days is long enough to enjoy Bath and the Cotswolds (we'll probably spend a day around Bath and Stonehenge and then two days in the Cotswolds). And secondly, as far as I can tell National Express will take us to the eastern towns like Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-on-the-Water. How do we get to the towns along B4632 like Chipping Campden and Snowshill Manor? We don't have a car and we can't afford to rent one. I would like to do some walking and cycling in the area but don't really want to bike from Stow-on-the-Wold to Broadway for instance. Any suggestions?

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