The places to visit in the Cotswolds are some of my favorite destinations in the UK. It is one of the most picturesque parts of England. When you think of quaint villages with honey colored stone and thatched roofs, a babbling brook or a duck pond next to a village green anchored by a pub, you’re picturing the Cotswolds. Covering a number of counties in South West England, it is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a favorite among many visitors to the UK. Here are some of my favorite places to visit in the Cotswolds.
When we were kids, my parents took us on lots of weekend day trips and among our top picks was the lovely village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Giving rise to the moniker of “Venice of the Cotswolds,” the very shallow River Windrush runs through what has now become a large village and one of the most well-known places to visit in the Cotswolds. Not only is the village very photogenic with the stone bridges crossing the river at regular intervals among the limestone cottages, it is also home to a model village (a miniature replica of itself) and Birdland.