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SMALL GROUP SCHEDULED DATE
4 – 10 June 2021 > Click HERE TO BOOK this tour
8 – 14 July 2022 > Click HERE TO BOOK this tour
Think of a typical image of England and it is likely to be found in the Cotswolds! Join our small group walking tour to stroll through bright yellow mustard fields surrounded by dry stone walls and along winding country lanes which lead to scattered dreamy medieval villages like Stanton and Broadway built of honey-coloured stone and thatched cottages.
Walk around the formal gardens and parklands of Blenheim Palace, visit a Benedictine Abbey and a Roman Villa and sit down in a local English pub restaurant for a wonderful meal and a glass of wine or a cheery pint of beer and listen to the laughter of the locals catching up with friends at the end of the each day.
N.B. Tours based in England are charged in local currency (GBP £). All the other conversions are approximate. Your final balance will be calculated at check out. For any question please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Fairly Easy
- Group Size Small Group
Cottages & Castles
DURATION: 7 days
PICK UP: Hanborough station
DROP OFF: Moreton-in-Marsh station
We look forward to being your hosts, to walking up and along grassy escarpments through colourful mustard fields and across enchanting countryside dotted with ancient Oak and Beech trees. Among the highlights are visits to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill with a landscaped park by Capability Brown, formal gardens at Sudeley castle where the Catheirne Parr, 6th wife King Henry VIII is buried, the ruins of Hailes Abbey, raided and destroyed by Henry’s soldiers. Roman influence also ran deep in England and after our pretty walk to Chedworth Roman Villa you can really step back in time and let your imagination run wild.
We walk along footpaths which were trodden by sheep drovers during the middle ages as they brought their flocks to be shorn and then sold in the lively market towns of Broadway and Chipping Campden. Cotswolds comes from “cots” meaning stone sheep shelters and “wold” meaning rolling hills. This tour is about gentle walking, good company, tasty food and wine in traditional pub restaurants and cheery pints of beer served by a smiley barman and a warm welcome from the locals.
If you would like to speak with us to know more about our Cotswolds Walking Tour, please write us an email. We would be happy to hear from you and help you planning your next adventure!
NOTE: Tours based in England are charged in local currency (GBP £). All the other conversions are approximate.
- 2 experienced guides 24/7
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners as per itinerary
- Wine, water & coffee with meals
- All accommodations
- All gratuities for hotel porters and waiters
- Minibus transport from start to finish
- Entrance fees to museums, events and parks as listed on itinerary
- Local specialist guiding fees
- Transfer to the meeting point
- Travel insurance and other emergencies
- Visa fees and entry clearing fees
- Single room accommodations
- 1 lunch & 1 dinner
- Day 1 Hanborough to Blenheim Palace
We meet at 13.00 at Hanborough station. There are good connections from London Paddington station and Oxford. We drive to the pretty village of Woodstock and walk into the Blenheim estate, one of England’s largest houses, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1987) and the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace! We then enjoy a picnic lunch at Blenheim Palace in the magnificent park landscaped by Capability Brown. Afterward, we tour the Palace of the Dukes of Marlborough where Sir Winston Churchill was born and walk around its stunning formal gardens, rock gardens and grounds. Restored to magnificence in the late-19th and early-20th centuries it is a great afternoon out!
- Day 2 Broadway – Stanton – Hailes Abbey - Sudeley Castle
Walk from Broadway to the honey-coloured stone cottages of Stanton village, along the famous ‘Cotswold Way’ path past Jacobean Stanway Manor to the majestic ruins of Hailes Abbey for a picnic lunch. After learning about the dissolution of the monasteries, cast your minds back to Tudor England life as we visit Sudeley Castle and its formal gardens where Katherine Parr, last wife of Henry VIII lived. (5hrs/9miles/15km)
- Day 3 The Cotswold villages walk from Stow to Bourton on the Water
We visit the delightful, bustling town of Stow-on-the-Wold with time to admire antiques and do a little shopping. Then we descend an escarpment to reach an old mill listed in the Domesday Book. With the sound of a rushing stream in our ears we continue through Lower and Upper Slaughter and admire how exquisitely the many thatched cottages and gardens are kept. A picnic lunch with some rest and then our walk leads us to the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water with its eccentrically built miniature model of the village. (4hrs/8miles/12.5km)
- Day 4 Broadway Tower - Chipping Campden – Batsford – Moreton-in-Marsh *
After a beautiful visit to Broadway tower for spectacular views we walk down and across open farmland to the market town of Chipping Campden and on to Broad Campden to reach the village of Blockley for a picnic lunch and then, climbing the Cotswold escarpment, we pass through open fields to Moreton-in-Marsh stopping on the way at the Cotswold Falconry Centre to watch a world class flying display. (6hrs/12miles/19km)
*dinner not included
- Day 5 Chedworth Roman Villa
A beautiful long walk starts at the Wool Town of Northleach and winds through quaint hamlets and sleepy villages with beautiful gardens, crossing meadows and woodland with wild flowers in abundance. We picnic at Yanworth before continuing on foot to our destination which lies close to the Fosse Way. This Roman road was built during Caesar’s invasion of Britain. At Chedworth in the sleepy Coln valley, we find the ruins of England’s finest Roman Villa. Time to enjoy the extensive excavations and pictorial mosaic floors. (5hrs/10miles/16km)
- Day 6 Shakespearean England Stratford canal walk
A delightful gentle stroll along the quiet Stratford canal finds us steeped in culture and history stopping along the way to visit the farmstead home of Mary Arden (Shakespeare’s mother) Anne Hathaway’s Cottage (Shakespeare’s wife) and the birthplace of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon. (2hrs/5miles/8km)
- Day 7 Departure day
9.00 Departure from our hotel for Moreton-in-Marsh station where trains return to Oxford and London Paddington.
If you wish, we can help you to extend your stay or make other independent departure arrangements such as early taxis to the airport.
Discover the beautiful Cotswolds gardens and historical buildings
Get lost in the endless green fields
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We recommend you fly to one of the London International Airports.
Pick up for this tour is from Hanborough station.
Drop off is from Moreton-in-Marsh station.
Both stations have direct lines to London Paddington & Oxford.
Tours based in England are charged in local currency (GBP £). All the other conversions are approximate.