What are ‘The Cotswolds’?

The Cotswolds are a range of limestone hills which stretch in a north easterly direction across the middle of England. A vast proportion of the land (over 80%) is agricultural. The region is considered to be one of the most beautiful parts of England, known and loved by people across the world.

Centred on the County of Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds also include parts of Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, and Somerset.

Since 1966 the Cotswolds has been designated as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.  It is characterised by honey-coloured stone walls and buildings, open skies, rolling grasslands, beech woods and captivating villages which makes it an outstanding English landscape – a landscape once experienced, never to be forgotten.

How can I find out more?
These sites have more detailed descriptions about towns, villages and the attractions that this region has to offer: