The hillside location of this quaint village gives you outstanding views across the surrounding valleys and with a population of only around three-hundred, you won’t have to worry about large crowds. Explore the quiet streets and see if you can find the popular buildings, which include the 17th century Slatters Cottage and the Grad I listed St. Lawrence’s Church.
A short distance away is Bourton House Garden, a stunning three-acre garden that surrounds the stunning manor of Bourton House. Here you will see a range of exotic plant life, as well as herbaceous borders and more. It’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon in the sun. The 16th century barn is where you will find the exclusive tearoom, which serves hot tea, coffee and freshly baked cakes, which will help you get the energy you need when exploring the gardens.
Batsford Arboretum also nearby and well worth visiting if you can’t get enough of fabulous plant life, as this popular arboretum and botanical garden features 55 acres of unique flora that you could easily spend hours exploring. Once you’ve seen the flora, why not experience the fauna by visiting the Cotswolds Falconry Centre. Here you can see an impressive variety of bird species including hawks, eagles, owls, kestrels and falcons. It’s great for all ages and the live shows are sure to impress, so make sure you check it out.
If you love walking you’re in luck, as the village is connect to the Cotswolds Way, a long distance footpath spanning an impressive 102 miles, passing other towns and villages including Chipping Camden and Stroud. It’s a great way to stay in shape and the perfect way to see more of the countryside away from busy roads. If you decide to explore the trail make sure that you bring adequate footwear and you can travel a distance that suits you.
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