The Cotswolds fulfil most people’s idea of a ‘typical’ English landscape. The beauty of the Cotswolds is unique in that much of it is man-made. The distinctively picturesque Cotswold villages are typified by churches, manor houses, cottages and tithe barns all constructed from beautiful, mellow, honey-coloured stone. The same honey-coloured stone has been used to construct the myriad network of dry stone walls which criss-crosses the landscape of undulating hills, lush meadows and wooded river valleys.
The Cotswolds undoubtedly boasts some of England’s best known villages, and our walks will take us to Snowshill, Stanton, Stanway, Broadway, the Slaughters, Broad Campden, Bibury and Winchcombe. Chipping Campden - ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’ - where we base this holiday, has one of the most complete and unspoilt Medieval high streets in Europe.
Of course, the joy of a guided walking holiday in the Cotswolds isn’t simply dependent on the villages, as the area also possesses ancient woodland, pastoral river valleys and the sweeping curves of the Cotswold Escarpment. Our walks will explore the villages; meander through the valleys of the rivers Eye, Coln and Windrush; and climb above the villages to enjoy the extensive views from Dover’s Hill and Broadway Hill.
We stay at The Noel Arms Hotel
, a handsome old coaching inn which occupies a prominent location on the high street of the historic 'wool town' of Chipping Campden, overlooking the Jacobean Market Hall and the War Memorial. The Noel Arms is one of the oldest inns in the Cotswolds and King Charles II is said to have stayed there during the English Civil War.
Nowadays, the hotel provides a very high standard of comfort and service, and the attractive bedrooms include Cotswold stone and period features. All bedrooms have ensuite bathroom facilities. The dining room, which specialises in using quality local produce, holds an AA dining award and the excellent and varied menu includes both traditional British dishes and dishes with an international influence.
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Holiday Options 2021
Date:Jun 5 - Jun 12, 2021
Date:Jul 24 - Jul 31, 2021
Date:Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2021
- All of the above prices are per person, and based upon two guests sharing a double or twin-bedded room.
- Single traveller? Enjoy sole occupancy of a double room at a supplement of £55 per night. (More about single supplement)
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Rail: Moreton-in-Marsh or Honeybourne
Onward travel: Public bus or taxi
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