A Weekend in Cotswolds

This summer a beautiful weekend was spent in Cotswolds listed as an area of outstanding beauty (ANOB). The location is ideal just a short drive from London and for us from Hertfordshire.

This is my second visit, during our first visit crica 2013 Gloucester was the base and this time Chipping Campden was chosen as the base.

Chipping Campden is close to some of the beautiful spots and the main reason for the visit was to visit the lavender farms in Snowshill more about it here.

Broadway Tower

For a beautiful view of rolling hills from the tower and some scrumptious food at the café.

Broadway Tower

For More info on Broadway Tower visit the Website here

St Edwards Church

You don’t have to go all way to New Zealand for the hobbit’s door you can spot one right here at Stow-on-the-Wold. It is so magical, while you are here don’t forget to try some handmade fudge in the town and do check out the antique store and charity shops there you may never know what treasures you will find.

Hailes Abbey

A view from one of the stores in the town centre a secret garden.


Address – St Edwards Church 2 Crossways House the Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1AB

Hailes Abbey

If you are looking  to get away from the tourist groups or crowd I would suggest you to visit the ruins of Hailes Abbey founded in 1246 by the Earl of Cornwall a centre of monastic life  where monks lived for three centuries now a peaceful place to collect your thoughts.

Hailes Abbey Hailes Abbey

Website here

Bourton on the Water

Bourton on the water also known as the Venice of the Cotswolds is charming little town for a stroll along the water, a great spot for families.  You can spend a couple of hours or even a day here if you have the time. Dotted alongside the river you can find many pubs, antique stores if you walk a little further there is a beautiful pottery studio. There is something for everyone here. Tip: the place gets really crowded in summer so plan accordingly.

Bourton On The Water

Bourton on the water - Antique Store

Bourton on the water pottery Bourton On The Water

Website here

I visited Arlington Row Bibury in 2013 but I wanted to visit again but when we arrived the place was so packed with no parking space this warrants for another trip in the future.

Note: All the information here was correct during the time of our visit. Please check the website for additional information. Image ~ ©Nessy Samuel All rights reserved and all views are my own.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Nessy such dreamy places! I used to live in the Cotswolds (just a year) but as we didn’t have a car I didn’t see half as much of it as I wanted to.
    Thanks for sharing your adventures.

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    1. Hi Kim, I love Costswolds so many pretty villages. Hope you go back to soon as it is only a short drive from London xo Nessy


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