19 BEST Things to do in The Cotswolds [PLUS 13 Best Cotswolds Villages You MUST-SEE] in 2022

laatste update: 05-2022


There are so many ways to experience the charming villages of The Cotswolds in England. From climbing Broadway Tower for incredible views, enjoying decadent Afternoon Tea in medieval tea rooms, to exploring golden villages and wool churches. For more information, visit

Planning a trip to the Cotswolds? This ultimate guide includes the top 19 things to do in the Cotswolds in England plus 13 pretty Cotswolds villages you must visit…

My personal favourite thing to do was visiting Broadway Tower.

Here are the 19 Best things to do in the Cotswolds, England

1. Castle Combe – The ‘prettiest village in England’.
2. Arlington Row – Located in Bibury, this quaint village is famous for its row of 14th-century weavers cottages.
3. Burford – A stunning medieval town located on the River Windrush with gorgeous views of the countryside.
4. Bourton-on-the-Water – A river-side village nicknamed the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ and home of the Model Village.
5. Upper Slaughter – A ‘Doubly thankful’ and picturesque village completely untouched for over a century.
6. Lower Slaughter – Home to honey-coloured homes and a 19th-century flour mill with water wheel
7. Broadway – Dubbed the ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’ and home to the iconic folly Broadway Tower
8. The Rollright Stones – The site of Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic stone monuments
9. Sudeley Castle – Resting place of the Catherine Parr, the last of Henry’s VIII’s six wives.
10. Snowshill – Filming location in Bridget Jones’ Diary and home to Snowshill Manor.
11. Stow-on-the-Wold – The highest town in the Cotswolds and location of the last important battle of the English Civil War took place.
12. Painswick – A gorgeous town of steeply winding streets and dubbed the ‘Queen of the Cotswolds’
13. Tetbury – The Cotswolds most royal village
14. Chipping Campden – Famous for its elegant terraced High Street
15. Blenheim Palace – Located in Woodstock, this is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill
16. Moreton-in-Marsh – Gateway to the Cotswolds and home to the Curfew Tower and White Hart Royal Hotel where King Charles stayed.
17. Batsford Arboretum – 56-acres of trees and shrubs from around the world
18. Bourton House Garden – Home to award-winning gardens surrounding an 18th century Manor House
19. Sezincote Estate and Garden – For a taste of India, visit Sezincote Estate for its Hindu and Muslim inspired architecture, perfectly landscaped gardens and pavilion.

For more details about this itinerary, check out my full Cotswolds guide here

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For things to do in Castle Combe, visit my guide here

For things to do in Castle Combe, visit my guide here

For things to do in Burford, visit my guide here

For things to do in Broadway, visit my guide here

For things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh, visit my guide here

For things to do in Upper Slaughter and Lower Slaughter, visit my guide here

For things to do in Stow-on-the-Wold, visit my guide here

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