3 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

3 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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Cheltenham
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Tetbury
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Bibury
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Burford
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Lower Slaughter
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Broadway
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Cheltenham

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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral and then relax in the rural setting at Cotswold Farm Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cheltenham visit planner.

Manchester to Cheltenham is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cheltenham when traveling from Manchester in August, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tetbury.
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Tetbury

Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tetbury trip planner.

Drive from Cheltenham to Tetbury in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Bibury on the 27th (Sat).
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Bibury — 1 night

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bibury trip builder.

Bibury is just a short distance from Tetbury. In August in Bibury, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Burford on the 28th (Sun).
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Burford

Burford is a medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in West Oxfordshire, England. On the 28th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Burford driving holiday planner.

Burford is very close to Bibury. August in Burford sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lower Slaughter.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
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Lower Slaughter — 1 night

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lower Slaughter vacation planner.

Lower Slaughter is very close to Burford. August in Lower Slaughter sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will leave for Broadway on the 29th (Mon).
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Broadway

Broadway is a large village and civil parish within the Cotswolds, located in the county of Worcestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Broadway day trip planning app.

Broadway is just a short distance from Lower Slaughter. August in Broadway sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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Cotswolds travel guide

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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.
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