Cotswold Places to Visityou might like to use the + to zoom in and - to zoom out so that you can see all of the pins as some are very close to each other. You can use the map to see where the places of interest below are located.
( 1 ) Made by Bob
This is one of the best places to people watch in Cirencester, the menu is full of delicious things which makes choosing a nightmare! His ready made pasta sauces are for sale in the shop and well worth buying.
Website : www.foodmadebybob.com
( 2 ) Quayles
Watch the world go by in the comfort of Quayles. A great place to visit for coffee, lunch or dinner on a Thursday-Saturday 6pm-9pm.
Website : www.quayles.co.uk
( 18 ) William's Food Hall & Oyster Bar
William’s is one of Rick Stein’s “Food Heroes”. They have recently launched a new range of meals “to go” that are proving to be a big hit with the locals. You may leave a few pounds heavier!
Website : www.williamsfoodhall.co.uk
( 3 ) Berkeley Castle
Home to the Berkeley Family for over 850 years and full of historical treasures including Francis Drake’s cabin chest, trip steps designed to make the enemy stumble, arrow slits, murder holes, this magnificent castle is a must see.
Website : www.berkeley-castle.com
( 4 ) Castle Combe village
Castle Combe has been called “the prettiest village in England”, It is often used as a film set for this very reason.
( 5 ) Chevenage House
Chavenage House is steeped in history, it has recently been used as “Trenwith” the Poldark Family house in the BBC1 smash hit, tours available.
Website : www.chavenage.com
( 6 ) Highgrove
You will need to book ahead to visit the beautiful gardens of HRH The Prince of Wales.
Website : www.highgrovegardens.com
( 7 ) Lacock Abbey
Built upon the foundations of a former nunnery, visitors can experience the atmosphere of the medieval rooms and cloister court.
Website : www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock-abbey-fox-talbot-museum-and-village
( 8 ) Malmesbury Abbey
The Abbey is a religious house dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul. It is one of the few English religious sites with a continuous history from the 7th century through to the dissolution of the monasteries.
Website : www.malmesburyabbey.com
( 9 ) Rodmarton Manor
Built for the Biddulph Family in 1909 (who still live there), it is one of the last country houses to be built and furnished in the old, traditional style, by hand with local stone, local timber and local craftsmen. The garden is bursting with interest from May to September.
Website : www.rodmarton-manor.co.uk
( 10 ) Westonbirt Arboretum
A remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees – 15,000 specimens from all over the globe offer the perfect setting to escape, relax or have an adventure.
Website : www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt
( 11 ) Badminton Horse Trials
The Mecca of the eventing world, and the place to do your shopping.
Website : www.badminton-horse.co.uk
( 12 ) Gatcombe Horse Trials
Nothing beats sitting in the “bowl” watching the water complex being jumped.
Website : www.gatcombe-horse.co.uk
( 13 ) Bath Theatre Royal
There is always something worth seeing at this Theatre.
Website : www.theatreroyal.org.uk
( 14 ) Emma Leschallas Antiques
Emma regularly goes to France and comes back laden with finds, she is very clever at “matching” you with what you are looking for, especially big armchairs.
Website : www.leschallas-antiques.co.uk
( 15 ) Perfection Health and Beauty
Hidden away in nearby Foxley this is the place to visit for a bit of pampering.
Website : www.perfectionspa.co.uk
( 16) Sue Parkinson
Next door to Made by Bob, it is hard to walk out empty handed!
Website : www.sue-parkinson.com
( 17 ) The Yellow Lighted Bookshop
A delightful, traditional bookshop, they have everything!
Website : www.yellow-lighted bookshop.co.uk