Full day tours (available April – September)
Enjoy a 7 hour tour of the Cotswolds, whether your interest is architecture, churches or the countryside you’ll have a fun and informative day. A sample itinerary is given below:
A suggested Itinerary.
After collecting you from Kemble Station or from your local hotel, I will drive you through the lovely Cotswold countryside to the lovely market town of Cirencester( known as the Capital of the Cotswolds). The town has its famous yew hedge behind which lies Cirencester Park the seat of the Earl of Bathurst; close by is the delightful Cecily Hill. You can wander through the Market place and admire the Church of St John Baptist and the delightful shops. On our way to Bibury we will drive through the pretty village of Barnsley. At Bibury we can walk down to the quintessential English Arlington Row. After this we can visit the Cotswold Woollen Weavers and maybe stop for a coffee.
We can then visit the lovely market town of Burford , where we can also take lunch in the atmospheric Angel Inn. After a superb lunch we will travel to delightful Stow on the Wold. There are plenty of independent shops to browse in; the historic town has lovely honey coloured streets. Then moving on to the pretty villages of Broadway, Snowshill and Stanton. Finally we can’t miss afternoon tea at the welcoming Lavender Bakehouse. At the end of the tour I will return you to the train station or hotel.
Short day tours – 5 hours (available winter months only, October – March )
A suggested Itinerary.
After collecting you from Kemble Station or from your local hotel, I will drive you to the lovely town of Minchinhampton. You can stroll along its high street and old Market Square, the main feature is the late 17th Century Market House supported on stone columns. Then we travel to the lovely market town of Cirencester with it’s many independent shops and market place.
We then explore the quaint villages of Duntisbourne Abbots, Leer and Rouse. For lunch we stop at the traditional 17th Century Pub at Miserden. The village and the Pub were recently used as the film set for the production of Laurie Lee’s “ A cider with Rosie”; the Pub was chosen for the film because of its traditional and unspoilt looks. After a delicious lunch we travel to Painswick “ The Queen of the Cotswolds “ due to its fine buildings as a consequence of its 300 years of cloth and wool activity.
St. Mary’s church was built in the 15th and 16th centuries. The churchyard is famed for its 99 yew trees planted in 1792! Painswick has many notable houses built in the 17th Century and has lots of little streets to explore and quaint shops to discover.A short distance from Painswick is the beautiful Rococo Gardens found in a hidden 6 acre valley. We can’t miss afternoon tea at the welcoming Lavender Bakehouse. At the end of the tour I will return you to the train station or hotel.