8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cotswolds trip planner

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Lechlade
— 3 nights
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Nailsworth
— 1 night
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Arlingham
— 3 nights
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Lechlade

— 3 nights
Lechlade, or Lechlade-on-Thames, is a town at the southern edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, England. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and National Trust - Great Coxwell Barn. You'll explore and learn at Kelmscott Manor and Snowshill Manor. Explore Lechlade's surroundings by going to Peter Martin Gallery (in Stow-on-the-Wold), Chastleton House and Garden (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Faringdon Folly Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at St Oswald's Church, sample the tasty concoctions at The Wychwood Brewery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary's Church.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lechlade trip maker site.

London to Lechlade is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nailsworth.

Things to do in Lechlade

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Nailsworth

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at Head 4 Heights Waterpark, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey, then catch a live event at The New Lawn Stadium, and finally contemplate the long history of Newark Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nailsworth travel route website.

Traveling by car from Lechlade to Nailsworth takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Arlingham.

Things to do in Nailsworth

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Arlingham

— 3 nights
Arlingham is a village and civil parish in the Stroud District of Gloucestershire, England. Take a break from the city and head to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Severn Bore. Get a sense of the local culture at Tewkesbury Abbey and Caldicot Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Arlingham side-trips: Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe), St Cyriac's Church (in Lacock) and Bowood House and Gardens (in Derry Hill). There's still lots to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hopewell Colliery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Church, Slimbridge, Glos.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Arlingham tour itinerary planner.

Arlingham is very close to Nailsworth. In June in Arlingham, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arlingham

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.