Cotswolds Tours from London

By Viator, October 2015

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Whatever idea you have of English countryside is sure to be fulfilled in the Cotswolds, a range of gentle hills in the west of England which attracts visitors from all over the world. Rolling green landscapes are interrupted only by picturesque villages and unspoiled market towns.

In and around the Cotswolds you’ll find a huge number of historically significant sites, and thankfully there are numerous alternatives for exploring the area from London to ensure you make the most of the region.

There’s Oxford, for example. The cobble-stoned streets of the world’s most famous seat of learning are graced by august colleges and serene courtyards as well as such venerable institutions as the Ashmolean Museum, Bodleian Library and Christ Church Cathedral.

Then, traveling north you come to Blenheim Palace. The Duke of Marlborough still lives in part of his ancestral home, but there are plenty of other stately rooms to explore in this enormous UNESCO World Heritage site. Not only is this the finest example of English Baroque, it was also the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

Traces of another great Englishman, William Shakespeare, are everywhere you turn in Stratford-upon-Avon, whose thatched Tudor cottages look much as they did in the Bard’s day. Further north along the Avon River you’ll find the looming towers of Warwick Castle. The imposing bulk of this 950-year-old fortress embraces a range of moods, from the dim, dark dungeon to the delightful gardens.

Nestling in the embrace of the Cotswolds, Bath is a showcase of Georgian town planning which actually dates back 2,000 years, when it was the spa town for trendsetting Romans. Bath Abbey, the Jane Austen Center and Royal Crescent are the highlights of this most appealing of English cities. And walking along its terraced houses and elegant squares, you will often get an inviting glimpse of the surrounding hills: England’s country garden.

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Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $175.19
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Lunch in the Cotswolds from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 270 Reviews

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours

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Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 129 Reviews

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes

From USD $79.50

Oxford, Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London

4 star rating: Recommended 319 Reviews

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours

From USD $131.03
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Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Custom Day Trip from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 101 Reviews

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $82.44
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Christmas Day Tour: Stonehenge, Bath and the Cotswolds

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours

From USD $169.30

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