A Bucket List for the Cotswolds

If you’ve seen my photo diary from the Cotswolds, you’ll know that I absolutely fell in love with these beautiful little villages when I visited in April. So I thought it suitable to give you guys a bit more information on what I got up to on my visit and all the things you definitely should be doing if you ever visit! Although I was only there for a couple of days, I made the most of it, so here’s my ultimate bucket list for the Cotswolds!

Eat a Pub Lunch:

We found a tiny pub on the side of the road quite near to our hotel, so decided to stop off for some food. Now when I say “some” food, I was not expecting the mammoth portions which appeared after we ordered, nor was I expecting the standard of the food to be so high! It was a classic pub lunch which left us unable to move for several hours afterwards, and is a must if you’re visiting this area of England!

Visit Bourton on the Water:

Although Bourton-on-the-Water was probably the most touristy little village I visited, it was also one of the most beautiful. With a tiny river running through the middle of it, with pretty bridges crossing it, it really is a picturesque village – making it a must visit in the Cotswolds!

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ICE CREAM!

While it’s not quite Italian Gelato, ice cream in the Cotswolds really is fantastic, with loads of different flavours, so…why not?!

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Visit Broadway:

This was definitely my favourite village in the Cotswolds – it had all the beauty of Bourton-on-the-Water without teeming with tourists! This was a perfect place to just wander around and admire all the houses and buildings.

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Animal Watch:

There’s so many beautiful animals in the Cotswolds, from horses in fields to cats in the middle of the street that they’re difficult to miss! But if you’re an animal lover like myself, you should keep an eye out for them!

See a Show in Stratford upon Avon:

Although Stratford upon Avon isn’t technically in the Cotswolds, it’s not a long journey to take to get there, so if you’re a fan of Shakespeare, you should definitely take the opportunity to visit his birthplace! And while you’re there, why not catch a show in the RSC?

Just Drive and Enjoy the Nature:

In all honesty, while there are many wonderful places to visit in the Cotswolds, one of the very best things to do is just drive and see where you end up – wherever you are, it’ll be beautiful.

What did you guys think of the Cotswolds? Comment below!

20 thoughts on “A Bucket List for the Cotswolds

  1. I live in the Cotswolds so it is always wonderful to read people’s stories of their time here – it highlights it’s beauty just that little bit more 🙂 Broadway is my favourite, I have a wonderful memory of visiting here at Christmas and looking at all the pretty lights in the street, sitting down in a country pub by a roaring fire eating a gorgeous traditional pub lunch! Bliss! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  2. Becki, a great list of things to do! I will eventually make it out there (so I keep saying!). I need to rent a car as I feel it’s going to be better exploring the area with own transport. I hope the pubs have good salads too!

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  3. What a beautiful area, to an American it seems “Very British” in all wonderful ways. I prefer the laid back (no crowds) places so I could see myself staying here for awhile and enjoying a pub or two.

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  4. What charming and picturesque villages. They all have an old world charm that is indescribable. Though it is difficult to choose between them, I think I would love Bourton on Water and Broadway. I think a stroll through these villages would be a great experience to be relived again and again.

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  5. It’s weird – we’ve been hearing about the Cotswolds an awful lot recently. Starting to think the universe is trying to tell us something. Not sure what…maybe go have a pub lunch? Universal conspiracy or not, we’d really like to get out and see the area for ourselves. Looks fabulous!

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