Travel: The Cotswolds

Last week we packed up the car and set off on a little road trip to the Cotswolds. We picked Stow on the Wold as our base for exploring as it’s close to loads of pretty towns and villages each only a 15/20 minute drive away.

We stayed in a lovely little hotel, The Sheep on Sheep Street which had recently been refurbished to a very high standard. We had a cosy little room on the top floor with the most beautiful bathroom. Honestly the hotel gave me serious interiors envy.

During our stay we managed to fit in quite a lot and I managed to visit all the places I planned and more.

Stow-on-the-Wold a pretty little market  town and one of the most well know is situated on an 800 foot hill next to a number of main roads, making it a great place to stay if you plan to do lots of exploring.  There is a market square surrounded by lots of lovely shops, tea rooms and cosy pubs. As you can imagine, the pubs had exposed brick walls and log fires making them super cosy this time of year. Our favourites were the Porch House (which is said to one of the oldest Inn’s in England) The Sheep on Sheep Street (the hotel we stayed in) and The Kings Arms.

Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the main market towns in the area and lucky for us we visited on a Tuesday which is when they have a large market of upto 200 stalls. It also had lots of quaint tearooms and antique shops full of little gems.

Bourton-on-the-Water has been described as the ‘Little Venice’ of The Cotswolds as the town sits along a beautiful canal. It’s one of the most popular with visitors and is so picturesque. I found the cutest little Christmas shop where I had to refrain myself from buying everything. 

Lower and Upper Slaughter are two separate villages and the prettiest in The Cotswolds. They are just how you imagine The Cotwolds to look. There is an old mill that sits along the river and the most romantic street in Britain, Copse road. The Slaughter’s were my favourite of all the places we visited. It was absolutely beautiful and honestly, none of my pictures captured it’s true beauty.  You really do have to see it for yourself.


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