8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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Cheltenham

— 7 nights
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castle Combe Village and Tewkesbury Abbey. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Boer War Memorial and Gloucester Docks. Explore Cheltenham's surroundings by going to St. Edward's Church (in Stow-on-the-Wold), Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Bourton-on-the-Water (Birdland & Cotswold Motoring Museum). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Cotswold Farm Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hailes Church, explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, and sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cheltenham online vacation builder.

Madrid, Spain to Cheltenham is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Cheltenham are much colder (24°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.