5 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

5 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cotswolds holiday planner

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Shipston on Stour
— 1 night
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Gloucester
— 3 nights
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Shipston on Stour

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, then admire the natural beauty at Batsford Arboretum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St. Mary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower, then see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birdland, and finally make a trip to The Model Village.

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London to Shipston on Stour is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Gloucester

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gloucester: Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Octavia's Bookshop (in Cirencester).

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You can drive from Shipston on Stour to Gloucester in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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.