Hello! The holiday season allowed me to take a break in England. So I enjoyed a weekend in the Cotswolds, then a week in Derbyshire.
The Cotswolds, what is it?
First of all let’s talk about geography ! The Cotswolds are a chain of hills situated in the south west of England. Six counties are part of this area, and this time I visited only Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Also as nothing happens as plan, I visited some towns near the Cotswolds during this weekend for various reasons: wedding guests to pick up, bank account problems, and because I was going to Derbyshire and it was on the way!
My weekend itinerary
I started the road trip at Tewkesbury. This town is actually outside the Cotswolds area, but it was one of my favourite visits! I didn’t plan to go there at first (I had to go to the bank to deal with some issues! Woop Woop!) so it was pleasant surprise. Then I drove to Bibury, a small village where all the houses are built with the local stones! I then decided to go to Stow-on-the-wold and stopped at Northleach, as I found the center of the village very cute! After all these discoveries I settled in Burford to spend the night.
Day 2 – Oxford and Burford.
Morning Oxford!!! Indeed, I wandered 2 hours in this student’s town. It’s not part of the Cotswolds but I had to go there to pick up friends and it’s only 30 minutes drive form Burford! I was completely amazed by Oxford! The architecture is splendide as buildings are impressive and were built with limestone from the region! In the afternoon, I walked in Burford for about 2 good hours too!
Day 3 – Broadway Tower and Stratford-upon-Avon.
As I was driving to Derbyshire, I took the opportunity to stop at the Broadway Tower, to simply admire the view! Then I stopped at Stratford-upon-Avon which is Shakespeare’s town! This town is not part of the Cotswolds, but it’s really nearby (only a few minutes drive)!
Have you ever visited the Cotswolds? Are the pictures changing your mind ? Thank you in advance for your comments and questions! I’m always happy to answer!
Boujou (the Norman way to say XOXO)