8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cotswolds route planner

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Arlingham
— 1 night
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Nailsworth
— 2 nights
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Lechlade
— 4 nights
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Arlingham

— 1 night
Arlingham is a village and civil parish in the Stroud District of Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tewkesbury Abbey, and then admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hopewell Colliery, contemplate the long history of The Old Station Tintern, then explore the historical opulence of Caldicot Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Arlingham trip app.

London to Arlingham is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In June in Arlingham, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nailsworth.

Things to do in Arlingham

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Nailsworth

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at Head 4 Heights Waterpark, then see the interesting displays at Hopewell Colliery, then step into the grandiose world of Caldicot Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Newark Park. Keep things going the next day: catch a live event at The New Lawn Stadium, then stroll around Buscot House, then browse the collection at Bampton Library, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's C Of E Church.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Nailsworth trip simple and quick.

Nailsworth is just a short distance from Arlingham. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lechlade.

Things to do in Nailsworth

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Lechlade

— 4 nights
Lechlade, or Lechlade-on-Thames, is a town at the southern edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, England. Family-friendly places like Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and Buscot House will thrill your kids. Head to Moreton in Marsh and Aston Potteryfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Lechlade side-trips: Bourton-on-the-Water (Birdland & Cotswold Motoring Museum), Snowshill Manor (in Snowshill) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Chastleton House and Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Faringdon Folly Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Wychwood Brewery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Oswald's Church.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lechlade itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nailsworth to Lechlade takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Lechlade are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lechlade

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

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.