Urge to explore?

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 10:30am or Choral Evensong at 5pm (both on a Sunday) are well worth a visit.

Drive time – 2 minutes

Walking the Malvern Hills

Whether you fancy tackling the full length of the Malverns in one day - 9.3 miles end to end - or a shorter circular walk that takes in part of the trail, there's a great range of options to explore this stunning stretch of countryside dividing the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Drive time - 25 minutes
Visit the Malverns - walking routes

Visiting the Cotswolds

Explore the Cotswolds’ charm. From honey-coloured stone villages to bustling market towns, palaces, castles and country houses; there’s an abundance of choice if you fancy heading out and about for the day.
Cotswolds.com - The Official Cotswolds Tourist Information Site

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.

Drive time – 20 minutes

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. Take a picnic, a blanket and a bottle of bubbly and you’ll be set.

Drive time – 20 minutes

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

Gloucester Quays
We're spoilt for choice when it comes to top shopping spots nearby, but we'd definitely recommend a trip to Gloucester Quays - it's jam-packed with outlet shops, great eateries, a cinema and the Waterways Museum is definitely worth a trip...particularly if you're travelling with kiddies who are keen to explore.

Drive time – 25 minutes

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

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

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
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Cotswold 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 stroll around some of the most magnificent gardens in Britain.