6 Reasons To Visit The Cotswolds This Summer

If you didn’t already know, the Cotswolds is a pretty incredible part of the UK at any time of the year but the summer months are simply beautiful. The chocolate box villages are blooming with flowers, rivers and steams flow through gorgeous woods and valleys and beautiful country-pub beer garden bustle with people enjoying the summer months. Sounds good right?

If we haven’t convinced you enough then read on for more reasons to visit the Cotswolds this summer.


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The Cotswolds has so many festivals going on during the summer time, you could probably go to one most weeks if you wanted to! From huge, well-known festivals like The Big Feastival to tiny local festivals, we have it all, and we love to party!

People are friendly and like to enjoy themselves, festivals are welcoming and friendly and guarantee an amazing time, usually within an incredible countryside setting.

2.Getting Away From It All


If your life is usually hectic and full of hustle and bustle you can definitely find some peace and quiet in this neck of the woods. Immerse yourself in the countryside, breath in the fresh air and listen to the sounds of nature which is sure to help ground you and slow your pace down a little.

3.Hotels, Restaurants and Pubs


We have an incredible array of hotels, restaurants and pubs in the Cotswolds. From high-end luxury hotels to gorgeous, quaint country pubs with a friendly in-house dog and a beer garden to wile away an afternoon in, you’ll find it all.

Restaurants range from well-known chain establishments in the towns to tempting, beautiful boutique venues in the surrounding villages, and everything in between. You won’t find it hard to find somewhere great to eat, drink and sleep!

4.The Best Selection of Walks


The biggest and best thing about the Cotswolds are the walks - there are an abundance of incredibly beautiful walks right on your doorstep, where ever you choose to stay in the Cotswolds.

Many walks are based around the hills in the area and boast sensational views, many head through dark and mysterious forest and others lead to rivers and lakes, all are as beautiful as the next.

5.Beautiful Towns and Villages


The towns and villages really do look like you’d imagine them to. Amazing Cotswold stone buildings with climbing plants winding up the front and gorgeous thatched roves. You’ll find delightful little churches and buildings along your walking trails and town streets filled with beautiful one-off stores to browse.

6.Afternoon Tea

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With so many beautiful tea-rooms in the Cotswolds, afternoon-tea is big news! Head for a traditional little cafe or book in to a high-end hotel and enjoy a luxurious afternoon-tea with fizz. Most places in the Cotswolds offer afternoon tea and it will pretty much always be delicious. Enjoy!

Katharine Mabbett