Urge to explore?

We’re well aware that when you visit us, you may choose not to step foot outside for the duration of your stay…and who could blame you?

If, however, your feet do get a little twitchy, then why not try one of our top picks of places to go and things to see in and around the magical Cotswolds.

Tewkesbury Abbey

We couldn’t put together a ‘top picks’ page without mentioning the Abbey. It’s the second largest parish church in the country and a former Benedictine monastery. If you’re staying with us at the weekend, the Sung Eucharist at 11am or Evensong at 5pm (both on a Sunday) are well worth a visit.
Drive time – 2 minutes
www.tewkesburyabbey.org.uk

Cheltenham Racecourse

A day’s racing in Cheltenham will doubtless be a day you’ll never forget…as long as you take it easy on the bubbles. Whether you enjoy a flutter, you’re all about the people watching, or you’re a keen follower of form, you’re sure to have an exceptional day.
Date for your diary – The Showcase - 27th & 28th October.
Drive time – 20 minutes
www.cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Bugatti Owners’ Club and Prescott Speed Hill Climb

For racing of a different kind, take a trip to Prescott Speed Hill Climb on one of their race days. Home of the Bugatti Owners’ Club, there’s a range of events here, including the superb Autum Classic Weekend (30-1st September). Take a picnic, a blanket and a bottle of bubbly and you’ll be set.
Drive time – 20 minutes
www.prescott-hillclimb.com

Cheltenham Festivals

Cheltenham is home to four exceptional festivals and, thankfully, is right on our doorstep.
Whether you're a music, science, literature or jazz buff, there's a festival to suit you.
Drive time – 20 minutes
www.cheltenhamfestivals.com

Gloucester Rugby & Gloucester Quays

As proud sponsors of Gloucester Rugby, we’d always recommend squeezing in a game if you can.
Rugby not your thing? Why not pop along to Gloucester Quays for a spot of retail therapy.
Drive time – 25 minutes
www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk
www.gloucesterquays.co.uk

Three Counties Showground, Malvern

Probably best-known for it’s Royal Three Counties Show, there’s a huge number of country shows on at the Malvern Showground throughout the year. If you’re fascinated by giant vegetables, the Autumn Show (annual show in September) is definitely the one for you.
Drive time – 25 minutes
www.threecounties.co.uk

Eastnor Castle

Home of the Hervey-Bathurst Family, this is a stunning castle at the foot of the Malvern Hills. There’s a deer park, arboretum, café, adventure playground, junior assault course and knight’s maze for the kids, and an action-packed events programme running from Easter through to September. 
Drive time – 30 minutes
www.eastnorcastle.com/visit-eastnor-castle/

Chipping Campden

This is one of our favourite Cotswold market towns, and well worth a visit. Chipping Campden is widely thought of as one of the most important of the medieval wool towns and its church, St James' is regarded as the finest 'wool' church in the Cotswolds. It's perfect for a pootle round the shops and independent boutiques, with plenty of spots for a pit stop - whether it's a light lunch, sumptuous afternoon tea, or just a refreshing pint of local ale.
Drive time - 40 minutes
www.scuttlebrookwake.org
www.chippingcampden.co.uk

Cotswolds Open Gardens

Even if you don’t think of yourself as particularly green-fingered, we can’t recommend highly enough for you to take the chance to have a springtime stroll around some of the most magnificent gardens in Britain. 
www.ngs.org.uk