3 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

3 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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Cheltenham

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Bourton-on-the-Water (Birdland & Cotswold Motoring Museum) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Cotswold Farm Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, make a trip to The Model Village, and head outdoors with Head 4 Heights Waterpark.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cheltenham road trip planner.

London to Cheltenham is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in Cheltenham, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Churches · Zoos
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.