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Cotswolds Sights

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Gloucester Cathedral (Gloucester)
Ranked #1 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Cathedral of the Cotswolds
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Castle Combe Village (Castle Combe)
Ranked #2 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Tewkesbury Abbey (Tewkesbury)
Ranked #3 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Chavenage House (Tetbury)
Ranked #4 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Cotswold Way (Cheltenham)
Ranked #6 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Hiking Trails; Trails; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: This 104-mile hiking trail starts close to Shakespeare's Stratford and finishes in Bath, as it winds through pretty... more » Owner description: This 104-mile hiking trail starts close to Shakespeare's Stratford and finishes in Bath, as it winds through pretty countryside and delightful villages steeped in history. « less
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Woodchester Mansion (Stonehouse)
Ranked #7 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: Woodchester Mansion is a 19th Century Victorian Gothic masterpiece mysteriously abandoned mid-construction in 1873. Hidden in... more » Owner description: Woodchester Mansion is a 19th Century Victorian Gothic masterpiece mysteriously abandoned mid-construction in 1873. Hidden in a secluded Cotswold Valley, it is untouched by time and the modern world. This unique Grade 1 Listed Building has been saved from dereliction but it will never be completed, enabling visitors to view the secret building techniques of medieval Gothic builders. Special events are held throughout the year, but do check our open days and times before visiting. « less
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Painswick Beacon (Painswick)
Ranked #8 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: Prescott Hill Climb, based just outside of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, is home to one of the world's most prestigious motor... more » Owner description: Prescott Hill Climb, based just outside of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, is home to one of the world's most prestigious motor racing venues. Set in 60 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside, the estate not only provides a beautiful setting for a range of classic car and bike weekends, but also hosts major motor racing championships. The Bugatti Owners Club was established in 1929 for all motoring enthusiasts regardless of what type of vehicle you drive. The Club is based at Prescott and purchased the estate in 1937, converting the muddy, rutted drive into a speed hiil climb in time for the opening rally in April 1938. The 1127 yard course rises over 200 feet via short straights, fast and slow corners and a breathtaking hairpin, with the fastest modern racing cars completing the course in an exciting 36 seconds. The action can be viewed from strategic points along the course as well as from the restaurant terrace. Visitors and competitors alike can enjoy an exhilarating days racing plus vintage cavalcades up the Hill. Whether you are a competitor, a car or bike enthusiast or someone who just likes a day out in beautiful surroundings Prescott is the place for you. « less
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Ranked #10 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Malmesbury Abbey (Malmesbury)
Ranked #12 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Cotswold Farm Park (Guiting Power)
Ranked #13 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Educational Sites; Equestrian Trails
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Arlington Row (Bibury)
Ranked #15 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Berkeley Castle (Berkeley)
Ranked #16 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: This intriguing castle has been the home of the Berkeley family for more than 850 years and was recently featured on the... more » Owner description: This intriguing castle has been the home of the Berkeley family for more than 850 years and was recently featured on the BBC's 'Britain's Hidden Heritage' programme. It was the last place of residence of King Edward II, who was imprisoned in the castle and murdered within its walls.The Castle is open from Easter until the end of October. The Butterfly House reopens on 1 May, walk amongst the stunning butterflies. A visit to the Yurt Tearoom is also a must!Please check our website for open days and hours. « less
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Ranked #17 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Gardens; Parks; Farms
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Dr Jenner's House (Berkeley)
Ranked #18 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Educational Sites; Museums
Owner description: Visit the former country home of the pioneering scientist, Dr Edward Jenner. The museum is the site in 1796 where Jenner... more » Owner description: Visit the former country home of the pioneering scientist, Dr Edward Jenner. The museum is the site in 1796 where Jenner invented a vaccination against the killer disease, Smallpox. Find out when the last case of Smallpox was in the world and how the World Health Organization helped to conquer the disease just 30 years ago. Edward Jenner is remembered today as the pioneer of the smallpox vaccination and the father of the science of Immunology. Smallpox was the most feared and greatest killer of Jenner's time. In today's terms it was as deadly as cancer or heart disease. It killed 10% of the population, rising to 20% in towns and cities where infection spread easily. Among children, it accounted for one in three of all deaths. Jenner called it the Speckled Monster.The Chantry is the house that Edward Jenner owned from 1785 until his death in 1823. The house that you see today dates from 1740s. It is thought there has been a building here since at least the Anglo-Saxon period. « less
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St. Mary's Church (Fairford)
Ranked #19 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Sudeley Castle (Winchcombe)
Ranked #20 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Castles; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Gardens
Owner description: Romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and one thousand years of fascinating history are among the many reasons to visit... more » Owner description: Romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and one thousand years of fascinating history are among the many reasons to visit Sudeley Castle, which nestles in the Cotswold Hills in the historic town of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, 8 miles from Broadway. Sudeley is the only privately owned home in England to have a Queen (Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's sixth wife) buried within the grounds. With a new visitor route which includes Castle rooms - some never before opened to the public - a '20 Treasures of Sudeley Tour', plus a Cafe, play and picnic area, pheasantry and events throughout the season, there is something for everyone at this must-see Cotswolds attraction. Sudeley Castle is open seasonally from mid-March until the beginning of November. « less
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Broadway Tower (Broadway)
Ranked #21 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
Owner description: A unique Capability Brown Folly Tower open to visitors wanting to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location.... more » Owner description: A unique Capability Brown Folly Tower open to visitors wanting to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location. Graphic displays on three floors, roof viewing platform and Tower Shop are a must for Cotswold visits.Broadway Tower is one of England's outstanding viewpoints and at 1024 feet (312m) above sea level, it is the second highest point on the Cotswold escarpment. Unrivalled views survey an expanse of a 62 mile radius and as many as 16 Counties. Conveniently located on the Cotswold Way, Broadway Tower is the perfect place to start your walk, be it a short circuit or hike. There is ample car parking for patrons of Broadway Tower and refreshments await to reward the completed walk. « less
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Snowshill Manor (Snowshill)
Ranked #22 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Gardens
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Ranked #23 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Gloucester Docks (Gloucester)
Ranked #24 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Cheltenham Town Hall (Cheltenham)
Ranked #25 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Theaters
Owner description: Cheltenham Town Hall was built in 1902-03 in order to provide a venue for the many balls and concerts which made up the... more » Owner description: Cheltenham Town Hall was built in 1902-03 in order to provide a venue for the many balls and concerts which made up the town's social calendar at the turn of the twentieth century. Until the year 1900, that role had been filled by the old Assembly Rooms in the High Street, and it was their demolition to make way for a bank that prompted the Council to build a new, and much larger Hall on a new site. The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. « less
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St Marys Painswick (Painswick)
Ranked #26 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Chastleton House and Garden (Moreton-in-Marsh)
Ranked #27 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Completed in 1612, this is one of the finest and most complete Jacobean houses in England, with scenic gardens and a topiary... more » Owner description: Completed in 1612, this is one of the finest and most complete Jacobean houses in England, with scenic gardens and a topiary that are truly Jacobean and Elizabethan in style. « less
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Ranked #28 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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St. James' Church (Chipping Campden)
Ranked #29 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
This stately church, built in the 1400s, is the town's famous Perpendicular wool church, which can be seen from miles around.
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Ranked #30 of 82 Sights & Landmarks in Cotswolds
Category: Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Broadway Tower is a folly located near the village of Broadway, in Worcestershire. There are fascinating displays on the... more » Owner description: Broadway Tower is a folly located near the village of Broadway, in Worcestershire. There are fascinating displays on the Tower’s history on three floors, a roof viewing platform and the Tower Shop..The Tower is one of England's outstanding viewpoints. At 1024 feet (312m) above sea level, it is the second highest point on the Cotswold escarpment. There are unrivalled views over a 62 mile radius and as many as 16 Counties can be seen on a clear day. Designed by James Wyatt in 1794 to resemble a mock castle, and built for Lady Coventry in 1799, the tower was built on a "beacon" hill, where beacons were lit on special occasions. Over the years, the tower was home to the printing press of Sir Thomas Phillipps, and it served as a country retreat for artists including William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. Today, the tower is a tourist attraction and the centre of a country park with various exhibitions open to the public at a fee as well as a gift shop and café – Morris & Brown. Located on the Cotswold Way, it can be reached by following the Cotswold Way from the A44 road at Fish Hill, or by a steep climb out of Broadway village. Nearby is a memorial to the crew of an A.W.38 Whitley bomber that crashed during a training mission in June 1943. The site also has an Observer Corps nuclear bunker that is also open to the public for a small fee. « less
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