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Cotswolds Towns, Villages and Cities

From small villages such as Bibury, towns like Cirencester and cities like Bath, the Cotswolds UK has something for everyone.

Some Cotswold places you may like to visit if you are on a Cotswolds tour, planning a short stay in the Cotswolds, or a day trip to the Cotswolds. Click on the place names to visit a page dedicated to that Cotswold town or village. At the bottom of the list you will find details of smaller towns and villages that don't have a dedicated page on the Cotswolds web site at present.

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Probably the most famous, and well visited Cotswold towns and aviilages are:


Bibury is a typical Cotswold village alongside the River Coln and is home to the famous Arlington Row.
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Bourton on the Water

Bourton on the Water is an extremely popular destination for visitors to the Cotswolds. Bourton on the Water is sometimes known as "The Venice of the Cotswolds"
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Broadway in Worcestershire is one of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, and probably England. Very wide tree lined High Street with period houses and Cotswold stone cottages
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Burford, once a busy wollen town, now a popular centre for visitors to the Cotswolds. Burford has a broad main street which slopes down to the River Windrush.
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Cheltenham is a Regency spa town with excellent shopping and places to eat out. Chelteham is also home to the Everyman Theatre
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Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden is an historic town with impressive buildings such as one of the finest wool churches, the church of St James, and the Market Hall built in 1627.
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Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton is the highest town in Oxfordshire and sometimes known as "The Gateway To The Cotswolds". The western approach to Chipping Norton via the A44 from Moreton-in-Marsh is dominated by the chimney stack of Bliss Tweed Mill.
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Cirencester is one of the oldest and most beautiful market towns in the country. An important site in Roman times when it was known as Corinium.
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Fairford is a Gloucestershire town, probably most famous for being the home of RAF Fairford, where the annual Royal International Air Tattoo is staged. Situated between Cirencester and Lechlade.

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Lechlade, located 9 miles South of Burford.

Lechlade is a small market town on the southern borders of the Cotswolds where the rivers Coln and Leach join the Thames, and Inglesham, just above Lechlade, marks the head of its navigation.
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More details about Moreton in Marsh on the Moreton in Marsh page


Situated about 4 miles from Stroud, Nailsworth is a charming town with winding streets and a plentiful supply of nooks and crannies to explore.
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Northleach is situated 9 miles south of Stow in the Wold in a secluded shallow depression. Northleach is one of the most under-developed villages in the Cotswolds and is within easy reach of Oxford, Stratford upon Avon and Cirencester.
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South Cerney

South Cerney is one of the largest villages in the Cotswolds. Just a short drive from Cirencester and in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park.
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Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the most visited towns in the Cotswolds. Stow stands along the old Roman Fosse Way on a 700 foot high hill.
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Stroud is the oldest market town in Gloucestershire.
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Tetbury is a centre for antique shops and home to The Market House built in 1655.
Just a few miles from Highgrove, home of Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales.
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Westonbirt is a small village a few miles from Tetbury and home to the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum.
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Witney is an historic Oxfordshire town famous for its blankets.
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Woodstock is home to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill.
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Other Cotswolds towns and villages include:


Located 1 mile northwest of Bibury.

Ablington hotel, Ablington bed and breakfast and Ablington self catering holiday accommodation can be found on the Ablington accommodation page

Ashton Keynes

Ashton Keynes is situated about five miles south of Cirencester.
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Batsford Located 1.5 miles NW of Moreton-in-Marsh and home to the Batsford Arboretum
Bisley Located 4 miles East of Stroud.

Located 2 miles from Blenheim Palace and Woodstock.

Sir Winston Churchill is buried in the graveyard of the Parish Church of St. Martin in Bladon.


Located in Oxfordshire 6 miles north west of Witney.


Located in Gloucestershire 1.5 miles North East of Nailsworth


Minster Lovell

Located 2.5 miles West of Witney.
Just a short drive from Witney, Minster Lovell is home to the Church of St. Kenelm's and the derelict remains of the manor house of the Lovell family (Minster Lovell Hall) set next to the river Windrush.
North Cerney Located 4 miles North of Cirencester.

Located in Oxfordshire 4 miles North East of Burford, Oxfordshire.

Shipton-under-Wychwood accommodation

Winchcombe Home to the beautiful Sudeley Castle

Located in Gloucestershire 4 miles west of Burford. A small village with a charming church.

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