Escape to the Cotswolds this Winter | 3 Beautiful Villages

If you ever find yourself looking for an idyllic escape this winter, look no further as the Cotswolds will surely provide you with a one-of-a-kind holiday. It is home to some of the most historic and unspoilt villages in England, each with a unique experience to offer. Keep on reading and learn about three of the villages that you can visit for a winter vacation.

Stow on the Wold

At 244 metres, Stow on the Wold is known as the highest town in the Cotswolds. One of the first things that you will notice in the village is how all of the structures are built with the use of local stones, whether it is houses, shops, inns and cafes. These iconic buildings are also home to some great luxury hotels.

There is never a shortage of activities that one can enjoy when in this village. One of the most iconic attractions is the medieval cross, which, according to locals, sends a reminder to everyone to be engaged in fair trading. Just walking around this village will let you experience some of its finest offerings.

While Stow on the Wold is known for a lot of things, one that is not missed by travellers is shopping, mostly for antiques, jewellery, and art supplies. When your stomach needs a filling, you will not be disappointed, as you will have an amalgam of choices, including The Old Butchers, The Vine Leaf, Cutler’s at Number Four, The Prince of India and Treebus.

Stow on the Wold
Stow on the Wold

Bourton on the Water

When speaking about the most beautiful villages in England, it is almost impossible to not have a mention of Bourton on the Water. The most famous attraction is the River Windrush, which also serves as the home of picturesque low bridges. Bourton is also home to some of the best self-catered cottages in the UK.

One of the most popular attractions in the village is the Birdland Park and Gardens, which is especially perfect if you are traveling with families. With a natural landscape, this is one of the largest bird zoos in the UK. Aside from birds, the water garden is also one of the things that tourists appreciate about this village.

Another thing that should not be missed is seeing the Model Village, which is a miniature version of Bourton on the Water back in 1937. For those who love cars, a visit at the Cotswolds Motoring Museum and Toy Collection should be also part of the itinerary.

Bourton on the Water
Bourton on the Water

Poole Keynes

A relaxing walk in a beautiful setting is one that you can experience when in Poole Keynes. It is gifted with astounding natural settings that are as relaxing as they are picturesque. At Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, for instance, you can go on a picnic and revel in the beauty of the park.

A visit to Poole Keynes will never be complete without seeing Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre, which is known as one of the biggest Roman amphitheatres in the country. During the time that it was functional, it has a seating capacity of 8,000 people, which speaks of how large it is.

Poole Keynes
Poole Keynes

If you are looking for a place where you can stay while in Poole Keynes, why not consider Log House Holidays? The site is in a great location and offers fantastic log cabin accommodation, giving you easy access to the top attractions that the village has to offer.

Photos: Simon Clayson, Kotomi Creations, apaae.