If you're a gardener or a fan of Prince Charles and the Duchess Camilla, you've pretty much got to pilgrimage to Tetbury. First: Try to get tickets to HRH's Highgrove Gardens. Tickets go on sale in late Feb for Apr to Sept and for £25, you can tour some of Britain's most...more
I haven't yet been on a Cotswolds Cycling Break, but I did stay at their main hotel in the Cotswolds (the Ormond Hotel in Tetbury). What an awesome idea. You pay them to set up a trip for you and you get hotel rooms along your cycle route (plus a GPS to get you there), breakfast, dinner, your clean...more
A 300-year-old pub just a block north of the centre of town. Quiet with an accompanying backyard patio and easy carpark, but only a four-minute walk from town. Comfortable rooms, good simple English breakfast included, friendly service.
The home of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall (also known as Charles and Camilla). You can tour their private gardens. Absolutely gorgeous. You have to book asap after tickets go on sale Feb 24; there are tours offered April to October....more
Eat your chicken dinner while watching tomorrow night's dinner strut around the lawn. Backing up to a sheep and horse farm, the pub/restaurant is as bucolically adorable as anything you'll see in the Cotswolds. Nice, easy location, just a mile north of Burford....more
Just across the street from The Rectory Hotel in the hamlet of Crudwell (just outside of Malmesbury in the southern Cotswolds) is this decidedly adorable pub. In the summer, you can dine outdoors on big round picnic tables. We went in winter, when we appreciated the pub's coziness. We totally...more
A bit less expensive than the other hotels in Tetbury, the Ormond is in a great location and has all sorts of amenities you'd want in a Cotswold holiday: cute personalized rooms with over-the-top decor that are quiet (if you get a room away from Long Street) and extremely comfortable, a filling...more