The Cotswolds is famous for being home to some of the most picturesque villages in England, known for their beautiful Cotswold stone and charming traditional properties. With fantastic places to eat and drink plus an abundance of rural walks and activities, there are truly so many reasons why you should visit the Cotswolds. 

With so many fantastic locations to choose from, we believe the Cotswolds is one of the best places to holiday in the UK today (although we admit, we may be a bit biased!) Read on for our top 5 reasons why you should visit the Cotswolds. 

It’s a real foodie’s paradise 

With such a huge array of independent delis and farm shops selling delicious food and drink (all produced locally!) You’re sure to find some delicious nibbles to snack on during a self-catering holiday with us here at Honeypot Cottages. 

There are also plenty of fantastic tearooms, restaurants and gastropubs in many of the villages, where you can relax with an afternoon tea or indulge in some mouthwatering dishes for an evening meal. Here’s a list of some of the wonderful places you can visit here in Chipping Campden and surrounding villages. 

Many great places for a family day out 

Whether you’re on a romantic getaway for two or bringing the entire family along, there is something for everyone here in the Cotswolds. 

If you want to get out and about in the fresh Cotswolds air, the Cotswolds Way offers 100 miles of varied walking through beautiful villages and past ancient historical sites. Pack a picnic and enjoy a day of rambling- it’s perfect for dogs too! 

Another great place to go is Adam Henson’s Cotswolds Farm Park, which is home to over 50 breeds of farm animals and offers a wonderful day out for all the family. They pride themselves on their authentic, sustainable approach to the best of British farming, and it’s clear they love what they do. 

The views are simply stunning! 

Famous for its incredible rolling hills and the honey-coloured Cotswold architecture, there really are some beautiful sights to see. These views can be enjoyed from many vantage points including some of our favourites:

  • Broadway Tower, from which you can see 16 counties on a clear day.
  • Dover’s Hill, which is a 230-metre high natural amphitheatre near Chipping Campden.
  • Cleve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds, with sweeping views across Cheltenham and Gloucestershire.
  • The Malvern Hills, popular with dog owners and hikers, offering spectacular views across the Cotswolds.
  • Crickley Hill, with breathtaking views and picnic spots for a peaceful day out.

Fabulous shopping opportunities

Some good old retail therapy can be enjoyed in many villages and towns here in the Cotswolds. With high streets boasting a range of independent shops and boutiques selling unique and high-quality goods, you’re sure to find something you love. If you’re fed up with the ‘same old shops’, then the eclectic mix available in the Cotswolds is waiting to be explored!

The Cotswolds has the largest concentration of art and antique shops outside of London. There’s a plethora of antique shops in Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Broadway, Tewkesbury and Winchcombe. You’ll also find many local art galleries hosting regular exhibitions and featured artists from the Cotswolds.

Take a look at the Cotswold Tourism website for a list of places to go shopping. 

Beautiful places to stay when you visit the Cotswolds

If you’d like to visit the Cotswolds, there are an abundance of self-catering holiday suppliers that allow you to soak up the natural beauty in your own time. 

Here at Honeypot Cottages, we have 16 charming properties dotted around Chipping Campden and surrounding villages. 

Each cottage is fully equipped with everything you could need for a home away from home, and serves as the perfect base to explore what the Cotswolds has to offer. 

Get in touch with us to book your stay in 2022. Give us a call on 01386 841 714 or take a look at our collection of cottages here.