Cotswold Way Valley

What To Do In The Cotswolds: 9 Top Picks

There’s nothing quite like sorting out chauffeur hire in Gloucestershire to get you from A to B in serious style. After all, why drive yourself when there’s someone out there who can do all the hard work for you! If you’re planning on spending some time in the Cotswolds this year, here are a few activities that might prove to be of interest.

Slimbridge Wetlands Centre

If you want to while away a few hours, head to the Wetlands Centre where you’ll find all sorts of amazing animals, from waders and water voles to swans, ducks, geese – and even flamingos! No matter what time of year you visit, the reserve is simply breathtaking and you’re sure to have a wonderful time.

Cotswolds Gardens & Arboreta

With spring in full swing and summer on the horizon, there’s no better time to head outside and enjoy the fresh air. The Gardens & Arboreta are always worth a visit and there are so many different once to choose from that you’ll probably struggle making up your mind.

Put parks like Pittville Park in Cheltenham at the top of your list at the moment, as well as Montpellier Gardens, while Westonbirt Arboretum is perfect for visiting in the autumn. Highgrove House near Tetbury – the residence of HRH the Prince of Wales – is actually one of the region’s most famous gardens and you can book a tour of it if you so wish.

Shopping opportunities

Want to splash some cash? Ask your driver to take you to Cirencester, where you’ll find some stunning little boutiques selling unique items you won’t find anywhere else. Or head to Stow-on-the-Wold, Tewkesbury and Winchcombe for some incredible antiques.

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