THE COTSWOLDS

Encompassing the five counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, the Cotswolds is rural England at its best.

Picture-perfect villages of honey-coloured houses and thatched cottages are scattered across this picturesque region, surrounded by rolling green hills. Most people come to the Cotswolds to walk or cycle through the beautiful countryside, stopping to admire grand stately homes, beautiful gardens and, of course, try a local tipple or two in the local pub.

As well as pretty villages and tiny hamlets, there are beautiful towns and cities to explore, including the Regency spa town of Cheltenham and the cathedral city of Gloucester.