Top UK Destinations: The Cotswolds

There are loads of areas of outstanding natural beauty in the UK, including Yorkshire’s Howardian Hills and the Quantock Hills just outside Bristol. But my favourite place on the list has to be the Cotswolds. This expansive area is absolutely huge and covers 800 square metres across the counties of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, and Warwickshire. So you will certainly find something for your family to do in this large destination! Here are some reasons why it’s one of my favourite places to visit in the UK.

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Strong Literary Connections

If you are an avid reader, you should certainly consider a trip to the Cotswolds. The author Laurie Lee set her classic novel, Cider with Rosie, entirely in the area. But it isn’t just Lee’s famous work that has links to the Cotswolds as it is said that Lewis Carroll got a lot of inspiration for Alice in Wonderland while staying here. JM Barrie, Evelyn Waugh, and George Orwell are also said to be big fans of this fantastic place.

Something For Every Budget

Budget hostel Cotswolds or luxury hotel Cotswolds? The answer should really be all accommodation Cotswolds! You’ll be happy to hear that it’s the perfect destination for various budgets. If you don’t have much to spend on your trip, you will be able to find lots of hostels dotted around that are perfectly placed for those who want to enjoy a low-cost walking and hiking holiday. But those of you who want to enjoy an indulgent trip will also be able to find plenty of deluxe hotels dotted throughout the countryside.

Great For Kids

Planning on taking the kids with you to the Cotswolds? That’s a great idea; you will definitely find plenty of activities to keep them happy! The area is known for its excellent mountain biking facilities so the kids will have loads of fun whizzing through the landscape on their cool bikes. And it’ll certainly tire them out ready for bed! If your kids aren’t into the kind of rough and tumble that comes with mountain biking, they may prefer grabbing their hiking sticks and going off to explore the various forests and hiking routes with you. Tell them to keep an eye out for the local wildlife!

Brilliant Restaurants And Pubs

You certainly won’t have to look too hard for a good meal in the Cotswolds. All of the best-rated restaurants in this part of the UK know exactly how to use locally produced ingredients. And, wow, will you be impressed by the results! As well as fantastic dining options, there is also a great selection of country pubs, from traditional cider houses to 18th-century boozers selling some delicious craft beers. There are also some restaurants and pubs that have Michelin stars! No matter what your taste buds prefer, you will definitely find something to satisfy them in the Cotswolds!

Hopefully, this blog post has persuaded you to book some time away in the Cotswolds. It’s a great destination to head to if you want to get away from it all!