The villages of the Cotswolds reflect all the charm of one of England's most beautiful regions. A region that seems taken from a fairy tale where stunning natural landscapes blend with beautiful and ancient locations. It is a unique and ideal destination that will make you fall in love from the first moment. Join us and discover this wonderful place with us.
The Cotswolds villages, pure magic
Any of the towns we are going to visit will transport you to the stage of old novels. Small towns, some little more than villages, which are, however, unforgettable. This is our selection:
1. BiburyBibury - JeniFoto
This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Cotswolds villages. It is a place where nature is the perfect complement to the old houses that line the road.
The most famous street in the region, Arlingon Road, is located in this town. Represents the image of the Cotswolds like no other, with its stone houses of facades full of vines and slate roofs.
2. Castle CombeCastle Combe - JeniFoto
It is another of the Cotswolds villages famous for its unique charm. In fact, Castle Combe was selected by the magazine Times as one of the best 30 villages in the world. Its beauty has made it the scene of numerous films.
Castle Combe is one of the essential places you should know if you travel to the Costwolds. You will fall in love with its beautiful medieval church, its honey-colored stone houses and its quiet atmosphere. A village of just 300 inhabitants as small as singular.
3. LacockLacock - Photos of the Past / Flickr.com
This beautiful town is located just 15 minutes from Castle Combe. Almost as beautiful as he, his old cobbled streets and beautiful houses are ideal elements of an extraordinary and unforgettable walk to know this magnificent town and, incidentally, taste its traditional cuisine.
Get lost in the streets of Lacock, they sure sound like you! Yes, because it is also a very «cinematic» town, in fact, scenes of the Harry Potter saga were shot in his abbey. It also appears in period films such as Pride and prejudice or Enma
4. Chipping CampdenChipping Campdem - Andrew Roland
This is, without a doubt, one of the most special villages in the region. If you are looking for the essence of the Cotswolds, you must visit this small town where you will find, among many other things, the most traditional homes in this area.
Its beautiful houses with thatched roofs are perfectly preserved. So much so, that you will feel like a time traveler who managed to go back hundreds of years ago, amazing, right?
5. Upper SlaughterUpper Slaughter - Henrik Berger Jørgensen / Flickr.com
It is about half an hour from Chipping Campden. Among its old buildings stands out its beautiful Norman church of St. Peters, a true story, like its streets, which you can travel in just an hour. This town is also known for the bravery of its soldiers during the two world wars.
6. BroadwayBroadway - Nick Garrod / Flickr.com
Broadway may not have the beauty and charm of other towns in the region. However, it is on this list because It is considered as the gateway to The Cotswolds.Like other villages in the region, their houses are made of honey-colored stone, and many have been transformed into small shops and very good cafés.
But if there is something that stands out, it’s the Broadway tower, an architectural whim raised in the late eighteenth century. A kind of fortress with three towers and hexagonal silver built on a high hill.
7. BurfordBurford - Dave_S. / Flickr.com
We finish our tour of the most incredible Cotswolds villages in Burford.It highlights its main street, Higgh Street, where you can find a variety of traditional shops and pubs that you can not miss. At the top of the street you will find some of the most beautiful houses, with their spectacular and ancient architecture.
"There is a kind of magic when we go away and, when we return, we have changed."
-Kate Douglas Wiggin-
These 7 villages of the Cotswolds are a small sample of everything you can find in this beautiful English region. A place of lush natural beauty and charming places that will make you fall in love from the first moment.