5 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

5 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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Shipston on Stour
— 2 nights
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Gloucester
— 2 nights
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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. When in Shipston on Stour, make a side trip to see Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens in Burford, approximately Burford away. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Edmund, and take in nature's colorful creations at Batsford Arboretum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Shipston on Stour road trip planning site.

London to Shipston on Stour is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

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Gloucester

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Pleasure Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, then look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Church, and finally make a trip to Gloucester Docks.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gloucester tour planner.

Getting from Shipston on Stour to Gloucester by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Gloucester sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.