A view of Arlington Row in Bibury, near Cirencester. The Cotswolds is full of scenes like this.
The Cotswolds - An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Cirencester is situated just on the edge of the Cotswolds, an area extending to Broadway and Chipping Campden in the north and down to Bath in the south. The area is also home to honeypot towns and villages such as of Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury, Lechlade, Stow-on-the-Wold and Tetbury.
The area is extremely well visited by people from all over the world, not only during the peak Summer months, but all year round.
The Cotswolds is the kind of area where you can spend a whole week travelling around the various towns and villages taking in the attractions the area has to offer - or you can focus on a specific area of the Cotswolds for a shorter weekend break or mid-week stay.
That's not to say that the Cotswolds doesn't see its fair share of day-trippers as it is within easy reach of the Midlands, Wales and the West.
Being a largely rural area of England, many visitors prefer to tour the Cotswolds by car rather than relying on public transport.
If enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life, then you might find it hard to adjust to the slower pace of the Cotswolds; but once you have experienced the Cotswolds, no other location in the country will quite match it!