10 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

10 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cotswolds trip planner

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Cheltenham
— 7 nights
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Nailsworth
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Cheltenham

— 7 nights
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tewkesbury Abbey and Witley Court & Gardens. Escape the urban bustle at Walks With Hawks and Cleeve Hill Golf Club Ltd. Explore Cheltenham's surroundings by going to St. Edward's Church (in Stow-on-the-Wold), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Chastleton House and Garden (in Moreton-in-Marsh). There's much more to do: walk around Buscot House, step into the grandiose world of Broughton Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Laurence's Church, and steep yourself in history at National Trust - Brockhampton Estate.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cheltenham trip itinerary planner.

Maidenhead to Cheltenham is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nailsworth.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Nailsworth

— 2 nights
On the 29th (Sat), get interesting insight from Head 4 Heights Waterpark, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Painswick, steep yourself in history at Purton Ships Graveyard, then contemplate the long history of St Cyriac's Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nailsworth trip planner.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Nailsworth in an hour. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nailsworth

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure

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Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.