Cotswolds - Cotswolds Facts
Cotswold area is rich in Limestone and the distincly honey coloured
stone can be found in the buildings of towns and villages all over
still goes on in the region extracting stone. The gravel extraction
has had a major effect on the landscape of the Cotswolds. The lakes
formed by gravel extraction in the area known as the Cotswold
Water Park is a good example of this.
Cotswolds owes a lot to the wool trade as much of the wealth of
the Cotswolds built up around the Wool Trade.
Cotswold "Wool Churches", such as the impressive Church
were built with money donated by Cotswold Wool Merchants, who also
built many large houses for themselves such as Grevel's House in
Cotswolds, which stretches from Chipping Campden in the North down
to Bath in the South is designated 'An Area of Outstanding Beauty'
(AONB), the largest (AONB) in the UK.
Cotswolds has one of the lowest population densities in England
and much of the area has a very rural feel. Tourism is an important
source of income and visitors come from all over the world.
Cotswolds has links with many famous people, such as Sir
Winston Churchill who was born at Blenheim
Palace on 30th November 1874.