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By Viator, August 2014

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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

Tour Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon in one day, on a leisurely paced excursion with an expert local guide. After exploring the university city ...  Read more

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $202.21

2-Day Best of Southern England from Oxford: Stonehenge, Windsor and Bath Including 'Downton Abbey' Filming Sites

Visit Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford and the Cotswolds, plus 'Downton Abbey' TV filming locations on an action-packed 2-day tour from Oxford. With a ...  Read more

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $406.12

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 674 Reviews

A region officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can’t possibly be a bad place to spend a day. On this 10-hour day trip from London, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.23

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

4 star rating: Recommended 301 Reviews

See some of England's famous towns and castles on this full-day trip from London. Visiting Oxford, you'll enjoy a city walking tour and see the elegant ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.52

Lunch in the Cotswolds from London

4 star rating: Recommended 189 Reviews

Escape London's crowds for a day trip to the picture-perfect Cotswolds for lunch. You'll visit a region that is forever England, seemingly unchanged by the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $139.34

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 115 Reviews

Travel to Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and The Cotswolds. Our custom day trip guarantees unbeatable low prices, deluxe coaches, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $91.76

Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Custom Day Trip from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 68 Reviews

Travel to Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds. Our custom day trip guarantees unbeatable low prices, deluxe coaches, experienced guides and the flexibility to ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.76

Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 43 Reviews

Go on a wonderful and rewarding day trip from London to three of England’s most popular destinations: Oxford, the charming villages of the Cotswolds and ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $202.21

Christmas Day Tour: Stonehenge, Bath and the Cotswolds

Have a memorable Christmas Day in England with this holiday tour to Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London. England’s undeniable ...  Read more

Location: Windsor, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.40

Private Tour: Cotswolds, Oxford and Blenheim Palace Day Trip from London

Discover Oxford, the Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace on a day trip from London with both a private driver and guide! While enjoying personalized commentary ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $208.16

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