Located deep in the rural areas of South England, the Cotswolds is Britain’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering nearly 800 square miles.

On a Compass Holidays tour you can cycle through quaint honey coloured villages, explore historical market towns by foot all the while enjoying pleasant countryside and locally sourced produce in each village.

Why not explore the many Cotswold villages and head along the 102 mile long distance foot path, also known as The Cotswold Way? Starting in the old market town of Chipping Camden and ending in the city of Bath, The Cotswold Way is an excellent walking holiday that will really get you under the skin of this rural gem!

Did you know...

  • The Cotswolds expands across 6 counties, covering 790 miles and is can take on average around 7 days to walk
  • William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill and Jane Austen were all born in the Cotswolds making the area full of culture
  • Bourton-on-the-Water is known as 'The Venice of The Cotswolds' and is the perfect place to stop for a well deserved meal and gather some delightful souvenirs

There are so many wonderful places to visit in the Cotswolds that will make your trip even more enjoyable:

  • A whole array of Ancient Market Towns, many of which still hold markets each month
  • The Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village, where you feel like a gentle giant
  • Broadway Tower, will you be brave enough to go all the way up to the top?
  • The delightfully medieval, Tewkesbury Abbey
  • Walking along the 102 mile long footpath, The Cotswold Way

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating to and from Cotswolds

By Car – The Cotswolds can be reached via the M4 and M40 Motorway.

By Air – There are a number of airports close to the Cotswolds including Bristol and Birmingham.

For more information on getting to the Cotswolds please The Cotswolds website.

The Cotswolds is Britain's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering nearly 800 square miles and is famous for being a glorious walking destination that welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The Cotswolds is best visited during the warmer months of May through to September where you can really enjoy being out and about in the stunning countryside.