8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

8 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
— 2 nights
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Gloucester
— 3 nights
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Melbourne

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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. Get out of town with these interesting Shipston on Stour side-trips: The Parish Church of St. Mary (in Lower Slaughter), Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, get your game on at Cotswold Archery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church, and make a trip to The Model Village.

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Melbourne, Australia to Shipston on Stour is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Shipston on Stour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

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Gloucester

Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Pleasure Gardens, then get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Church, identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum.

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Traveling by car from Shipston on Stour to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel 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.