The Cotswolds // by Beth Hill

The Cotswolds

Blogger Introduction

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My name is Beth and I am 17 years old. My Blog very much reflects who I am as a person because I love to share my life on there and my posts are very tailored to how I am feeling or what is going on in my life.

Why I chose to write about The Cotswolds…

As my Blog is all about my life I thought it was only right to make my piece about The Cotswolds as this is where I have always lived and it is the place that I love. It is also considered by many to be very idyllic and (yes I’m biased) but I would have to agree. The Cotswolds is surrounded by beauty and there are endless opportunities to explore.

6 things to see and do in The Cotswolds

Take a Walk

As the Cotswolds is so beautiful, one of my favourite things to do is to go for a walk even if that is just around the little village I live in and I love to take photos along the way!

Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-water is very popular with tourists and is a lovely place to sit by the river and get an ice cream. I love to do this during my lunch breaks when the sun is out.

The Cotswolds - Bourton on the Water

Blenheim Palace // Woodstock

Blenheim Palace in Woodstock may not technically be in the heart of the Cotswolds but it is definitely a place to visit if you are in the area. Not only does it have a lot of history behind it, with some great exhibitions inside, it is also a beautiful place to go for a walk or go around the maze.

The Cotswolds - Blenheim Palace

Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower is also a very historic place to visit as the tower is open for the public to climb and see the interior, as well as visit the small gift shop at the bottom. There is also a nuclear bunker that tourists can visit which I found very interesting. As Broadway Tower is the second highest point in the Cotswolds, there are great views and even better photo opportunities!

Visit the local pubs

Another great thing to do in the Cotswolds is to visit the many pubs, as most of them have lovely beer gardens and good food. I also know from working in a pub the customers are (generally) lovely and they are a great place to go when the sun’s out.

Theatre Chipping // Norton

One place that I hold close to my heart is the Theatre Chipping Norton. This theatre is so cosy and I have spent so much time here over the years. They have a variation of plays and films but the best time to visit is Christmas time when the pantomime is on because this is amazing to watch.

Beth’s Recommendation for Food & Drink in The Cotswolds

There is a lovely little baguette shop in Bourton-on-the-water called “Fresh 4 Lunch” which does not stand out from the outside but does amazing hot and cold baguettes. My favourite is the Roast Turkey and Stuffing baguette. The staff are friendly and the baguettes are amazing. I spend a lot of money here!

A map of things to do in The Cotswolds…

Other recommendations from Beth

Sightseeing

  • The Rollright Stones

Things to see & do

  • The model village // Bourton- on- the- water
  • Gifford Circus // Touring
  • Exploring the museums in Oxford, Pitt Rivers and the Ashmolean

Food & Drink

  • Tickety Shakes // Chipping Norton
  • Spice Lounge // Buford
  • Dayelsford Farm shop

Shopping

  • Rosie B Home and Interiors
  • Mash
  • Jaffe and Neale

Thank you to Beth for taking part in the Travel in the UK Guest Blogger Series. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Steph’s World.

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