Chocolate box charm, rich history and stunning natural beauty

Think of the most idyllic English setting and chances are you’re picturing the Cotswolds. It’s famed for the beauty of its rural landscapes and traditional clotted-cream coloured ‘chocolate box’ towns and villages. Surrounded by beauty, immersed in history, it's no wonder the Cotswolds is such a popular place to retire to. From river walks in the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water, to antique shopping in Stow-on-the Wold, or fine dining in Cheltenham, you’ll find plenty to do.

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Things to do in the Cotswolds

Things to do in the Cotswolds

Wondering where to go in the Cotswolds? From towering cathedrals to curious museums, there's plenty of history to discover. For example, you can visit the tomb of Henry VIII's sixth wife at Sudeley Castle, see the second-largest parish church in England at Tewkesbury Abbey, or explore a Jacobean manor at the 17th century Chastleton House. In addition, you'll find Neolithic, Roman and Victorian artefacts at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester and a huge range of classic cars at the Cotswold Motoring Museum.

All this exploring is enough to make you hungry. So what are the best places to eat in the Cotswolds? Many of the top restaurants in the Cotswolds are found in Cheltenham, including Muse, L’Artisan and Lumiere, but if you love Indian food then the Prince of India in Stow-on-Wold is hard to beat.

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