5 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

5 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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Fly to Birmingham International Airport, Drive to Shipston on Stour
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Shipston on Stour
— 3 nights
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Gloucester
— 1 night
Fly

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Shipston on Stour

Shipston-on-Stour is a town and civil parish on the River Stour about 10mi south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire close to the boundaries with Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. Change things up with these side-trips from Shipston on Stour: Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford), Corinium Museum (in Cirencester) and The Parish Church of St. Mary (in Lower Slaughter). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Shipston on Stour trip itinerary planner.

Valletta, Malta to Shipston on Stour is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Gloucester

Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral.

Before you visit Gloucester, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Shipston on Stour to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. In April in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites

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.