Plan your visit to The Cotswolds

Where is The Cotswolds?

The Cotswolds is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Cotswolds covers 787 square miles (2,040 km2) and is the one of the largest protected landscape in England. It's boundaries are roughly 25 miles (40 km) across and 90 miles (140 km) long, stretching south-west from just south of Stratford-upon-Avon to just south of Bath. It lies across the boundaries of several English counties; mainly Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, and parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Wiltshire, and Somerset

How to get to The Cotswolds

The best way to get to The Cotswold is by train and booking an Unmissable Cotswolds Tour and Experience. There are direct trains from London and Oxford to Banbury where the Cotswold tour starts from.  The tour will visit the prettiest Cotswold villages and villages where most of the tourists can not reach.

How to get from London to The Cotswolds

There are direct trains from London to The Cotswold. The quickest is 55 minutes to Banbury direct from London Marylebone, which runs every hour on a week day. Banbury is a good place to start your visit if you have booked an Unmissable Cotswolds experience or tour. There are trains also to Moreton-in-Marsh which takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes., but do expect to change at Oxford. Unmissable Cotswolds also pick ups from Moreton-in-Marsh.

How to get from Oxford to The Cotswolds

There are direct trains from Oxford to The Cotswold. The quickest is 20 minutes to Banbury, which runs every 30 minutes on a week day. Banbury is a good place to start your visit if you have booked an Unmissable Cotswolds experience or tour. There are trains also to Moreton-in-Marsh which takes about 30 minutes.. Unmissable Cotswolds also pick ups from Moreton-in-Marsh.

What are the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds?

  • Arlescote Warwickshire

  • Ratley, Warwickshire

  • Edgehill, Warwickshire

  • Ebrington,, Gloucestershire

  • Snowshill, Gloucestershire

  • Great Tew, Oxfordshire

  • Hanwell, Oxfordshire

  • Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire

  • Sutton-under-Brailes, Warwickshire

  • Winderton, Warwickshire

  • Blockley, Gloucestershire

  • Ilmington, Warwickshire

  • Wroxton, Oxfordshire

Where does the Unmissable Cotswolds Tour go?

  • Arlescote Warwickshire

  • Ratley, Warwickshire

  • Edgehill, Warwickshire

  • The Cotswolds Distillery, Stourton, Warwickshire

  • Ebrington, Gloucestershire

  • Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

  • Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

  • Broadway Tower, Worcestershire

  • Snowshill, Gloucestershire

  • The Little Oak Vineyard, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

  • Great Tew, Oxfordshire

What are the best places to visit in The Cotswolds?

  • Arlescote Warwickshire

  • Ratley, Warwickshire

  • Edgehill, Warwickshire

  • The Cotswolds Distillery, Stourton, Warwickshire

  • Ebrington,, Gloucestershire

  • Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

  • Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

  • Broadway Tower, Worcestershire

  • Snowshill, Gloucestershire

  • Great Tew, Oxfordshire

What makes The Cotswolds a special place to visit?


The Cotswolds are renowned for quintessentially English market towns and villages like Chipping Campden, Stow on the Wold,, Ebrington, Snowshill and Great Tew. Towns and villages of honey-coloured limestone surrounded by gently rolling hills sets the scene to many of the vistas when visiting the Cotswold. The area is defined by the bedrock of Jurassic limestone that creates a type of grassland habitat rare in the UK and that is quarried for the golden-coloured Cotswold stone. In the north east of the Cotswold the stone is ironstone giving the villages a real golden glow. This area is often undiscovered by most visitors but most definitely worth a visit.