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Explore the beautiful Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful areas of England, known and loved by people across the world. An area of warmth and clarity where stone walls and buildings, open skies,rolling grasslands, beech woods and captivating villages make it an outstanding English landscape - a landscape once experienced, never forgotten.

You will find an abundance of attractions and activities to suit all ages.... from tea rooms and antique shops  to windsurfing and fishing.

BATSFORD ARBORETUM
Batsford Park, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 9QB
Tel: 01386 701441     LOCATION MAP
Batsford Arboretum is the 'Jewel in the Cotswolds' with one of the largest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. Open throughout the year, come and vist and be impressed whether it's Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter.

BIBURY TROUT FARM
Bibury, Glos. GL7 5NL
Tel: 01285 740215     LOCATION MAP
One of the oldest and certainly most attractive working trout farms in the country. High quality trout reared to supply angling waters. Open to visitors - gift shop, plants, beginners fishery (summer), fresh and smoked trout sales, refreshments (summer).

COTSWOLD FARM PARK
Guiting Power, Cheltenham GL54 5UG
Tel: 01451 850307    LOCATION MAP
From Gloucester cattle to Guernsey goats, Cotswold sheep to crested ducks, there's a rare breed for every week of the year. Animal audio tour, tractor school and farm safari ride. Touch barn, adventure playground, pets corner, daily demonstrations, gift shop and cafe. 
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COTSWOLD WILDLIFE PARK
Burford, Oxforshire OX18 4JW
Tel: 01993 823006     LOCATION MAP
Set in 160 acres of gardens and parkland around a Victorian manor house, the park is a day out for the whole family. See animals from around the world in spacious grassed enclosures. Visit the walled garden, tropical house, reptile house and insect exhibits.

PRINKNASH ABBEY
Cranham, Gloucester GL4 8EX
Tel: 01452 812066    LOCATION MAP
Situated in a breathtaking location with tremendous views. Monks who worship, work and study by the Benedictine rule, founded the world famous Prinknash pottery and inhabit the monastery. Free parking. NEW THIS YEAR: Full size replica of the 'Orpheus Roman Pavement' This really is a fascinating insight into our Roman Past.

SUDELEY CASTLE
Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 5JD
Tel: 01242 602308     LOCATION MAP
Experience the charm and timeless splendour of Sudeley - once home to Queen Katherine Parr, King Henry VIII 's last and surviving wife. Garrison hAeadquarters of Charles I's nephew, Prince Rupert, during the English Civil War.
 
WOODCHESTER MANSION
Woodchester Park, Nympsfield, Stonehouse, Glos.GL10 3TS
Tel: 01453 861541     LOCATION MAP

BIRDLAND PARK & GARDENS
Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2BN
Tel: 01451 820480     LOCATION MAP
A day in Bourton-on-the-Water must include a visit to Birdland. A natural setting of woodland, gardens and river, Birdland is home to some of the most exotic and rare birds from around the world. Complete with Cafe, Gift Shop and Childrens Play Area.

CHEDWORTH ROMAN VILLA
Yanworth, Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 3LJ
Tel: 01242 890544     LOCATION MAP
One of the best preserved Roman villas in the country. Dating from 120 AD, extensive excavations reveal elaborate mosaics, underfloor heating system and baths. The water shrine is still filled by the ancient spring within the lovely woodland setting. A video, audio tour, museum and shop add further interest. 

COTSWOLD MOTORING MUSEUM
The Old Mill, Bourton-on-the-Water, Glos. GL54 2BY
Tel: 01451 821255     LOCATION MAP
Located in the beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, the Cotswold Motoring Museum is a veritable treasure of yesteryear. Though the main focus is on Motoring, the Museum has its very own Toy Collection including teddy bears and aeroplanes plus a rare collection of pedal cars.

COTSWOLD FALCONRY CENTRE
Batsford Park, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 9QB
Tel: 01386 701043     LOCATION MAP
Eagles, hawks, owlAs and falcons are flown throughout the day giving you a chance to appreciate their speed, grace, agility and close relationship with the falconer. We have many breeding pairs of birds including the owls in Owl Wood.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE WARWICKSHIRE RAILWAY
Toddington, Glos. GL54 5DT
Tel: 01242 621405     LOCATION MAP
Enjoy views of the Malvern Hills Cotswold Hills and the Vale of Evesham as you pass through beautiful villlages and hamlets quietly nestling amongst the scenic countryside until you reach your final destination Cheltenham Racecourse Station now restored and reopened.

WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM
Nr. Tetbury, Glos. GL8 8QS
Tel: 01666 880220     LOCATION MAP
Westonbirt Arboretum contains one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs in Europe. There are 18,000 of them spread throughout 600 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside. Spectacular display of spring flowering rhododendrons and autumn leaf colour.