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