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9 Romantic Things to Do in the Cotswolds

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway or the perfect place for a “mini-moon” in the UK, there really is no better place than the Cotswolds. Our luxury Cotswold cottages will provide you with all the privacy you desire and you’ll never be too far away from the romance of nature’s beauty. Here are 9 romantic things to do in the Cotswolds for couples…

1| Take a Stroll Through Batsford Arboretum

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Batsford Arboretum is a beautiful botanical garden that stretches more than 50 acres and it’s the perfect place to take a romantic stroll. It’s well maintained all year round so whether you want tumbling autumn leaves or the first signs of spring, there’s romance for every season.

2| Drive the Broadway Road

Take the circular route from Broadway if you’re looking for a scenic drive. This romantic driving route (consisting mainly of B roads) will take you past some stunning hillside villages, the beautiful riverside known as “The Little Venice of the Cotswolds” and some ancient market towns.

3| Join the Treasure Trail

Take part in the Gardens of Gloucestershire Treasure Trail; a fun day out for young and old alike. Add a little magic to your day as six of the region’s best gardens join forces to bring visitors an exciting day filled with puzzles and spell-binding scenery.

4| Visit Birdland Park

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If you love animals, a visit to Birdland Park & Gardens by Bourton on the Water is not to be missed. There are over 500 species of birds, including storks, waterfowl, flamingos and even Penguins. A magical experience for both nature and animal lovers.

5| Enjoy the Views on Cleeve Hill

Also referred to as “Cleeve Cloud” this 1,083 ft. hill is the highest point of the Cotswold hill range – and it’s also the perfect place to soak up great views of Gloucestershire. There is a 4 mile route and a 6 mile route to choose from and the walk will take somewhere between 2 to 5 hours depending on your pace.

6| See the Lavender Fields

Visit the Cotswolds in summer and you simply can’t miss the breath-taking sight of the lavender fields. Take a drive to Snowshill Lavender Farm and capture the romantic moments with a camera.

7| Watch the Sunset

Head to a viewpoint such as the Devils Chimney in Leckhampton and stick around to watch the sun set in the sky. It’s a truly beautiful sight from this height, you can see for miles, and it’s the perfect place to practice your sunset photography.

8| Discover Sudeley Castle

Turn your weekend break into a romantic fairytale with the magic of Sudeley Castle and the Cotswold countryside as the backdrop. Take a tour of the building and enjoy a little stroll around the Sudeley Castle gardens.

9| Spend the Day in Stow on the Wold

Explore the quaint market town of Stow on the Wold, walk around the local craft / gift shops, enjoy refreshments in one of its many tearooms, see the fairytale-like Church of St. Edward’s, and then book a table at one of the town’s fine dining gastro pubs. Stow on the Wold is full of charm and a great place for mini-mooning couples looking for a relaxing day out.