The Cotswolds have been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty since 1966, running from the border regions of Worcestershire and south Warwickshire through Gloucestershire and west Oxfordshire, as well as taking in parts of Wiltshire, Bath and somerset.
One of the attractions for many visitors to the Cotswolds is the 'Cotswold way' a walk of just over 100 miles through beautiful Cotswold towns and villages. Also known for its historic buildings and interesting character the famous Cotswold stone does wonders in showing off said buildings. Cotswold stone is a yellow limestone rich in fossils, the appearance of this stone is often described as honey coloured and golden.
There are many different attractions within the Cotswolds for everybodies interests, stately homes, activity parks, farm parks and the annual festivities in different towns and villages throughout the year. No matter what season you visit there is always lots to do and see to fill your time on your trip. Although ever changing to keep up to date for visitors and tourists the charm of the Cotswolds is never lost and the natural beauty of the area is always preserved.
Have you visited the Cotswolds? if so what did you enjoy the most? please feel free to leave a comment for me to read.
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