It Doesn’t Get Quainter Than the Cotswolds in the UK

Bibury, Cotswold, UK
Bibury, Cotswold, UK. Photo by Magda Vrabetz on Unsplash

If you’ve ever wanted to step into a Jane Austen novel, you need to put the Cotswolds on your travel list. Situated just a few hours from London, they embody every idea you have about the English countryside. Several towns and villages make up the Cotswolds, each with quaint pubs and charming inns. Here’s where you should pay a visit. 


This little village is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, thanks to the arched stone bridges which cross the River Windrush. Car enthusiasts can check out the Cotswold Motoring Museum that features an extensive collection of cars, motorcycles, bicycles, caravans, and motoring memorabilia of the 20th century.


Antique shops, boutique stores, and art galleries can be found in the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Fairs go back to the 1300s, confirming its reputation as a trade village. The market square is still a prominent feature and visitors can learn about the town’s involvement in the English Civil War.

Chipping Camden

Since the 17th century, Chipping Camden has held its own version of the “Olimpick Games” in the late spring. The traditional affair includes peculiar events, such as shin-kicking, and is concluded with a fireworks display. Those who are less sporty can rather enjoy the nearby Hidcote Manor Garden which is famous for its “garden rooms”.