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A guide to the most romantic scenes from the most romantic movies ever! Click to see more ...

Beyond the outstanding natural beauty of our landscapes and our quaint little villages, the Cotswolds is home to the many quirks and eccentricities of the local people. Here are 13 things you’ll only know if you’re from the Cotswolds!

Amaze yourself by observing the rapidly changing statistics of UK Travel in Real Time! This beautiful piece of work was created for Character Cottages to give our customers a real sense of how big the UK travel industry really is. Click to be amazed!

Celebrating New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to be the same old same old every single year. There are so many different ways to see in the new calendar year – in style – right here in the UK (and it doesn’t have to be the local pub again).

Rolling countryside, wonderful waterways, and the sweetest chocolate box villages you could imagine. A journey to the Cotswolds is nothing short of magical.

Rich in culture and history and set within an area of outstanding natural beauty, there is so much to see and do in the Cotswolds. Here are 14 attractions not to miss.

A trip to the picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold wouldn’t be complete without soaking up the atmosphere of one of its pubs – whether it be for a quick pint or a delicious meal. Here are seven of the best pubs to try when paying a visit.

In this Ultimate Guide, we’ve included everything you need to know about the Cheltenham Festival, from enclosure information to where to place your bets!

Ever seen a woman eating chocolate on the bus? Did you know she was breaking the law? You may be breaking the law without even realising it, but don’t worry, we’ve put together a handy infographic to make sure you don’t get caught out.

What better way to take in the stunning natural landscapes, history and architecture of the beautiful Cotswolds, than on a walking trail. Here we take a look at five of the best walks in the Cotswolds ... 

The Cotswolds is arguably one of the UK’s most picturesque places to visit, with its hills or ‘Wolds’ running through five scenic counties. Click to read more ...

What better way to take in the beauty of the Cotswolds than on a cycling trip? If you fancy a bit of activity on your visit to the Cotswolds and you don’t just want to kick back in one of our beautiful cottages fear not!

Set in an area of natural outstanding beauty, Broadway has lots of things to see and do. Here are ten things to do for a truly memorable visit.

Even when the Sun doesn't shine there are plenty of places to visit in the beautiful Cotswolds to ensure a memorable stay.

Lined with golden stone houses and adorned with old silk and wool mills, Blockley is a charming little hotspot and a great day out for visitors.

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.

The villages of the Cotswolds offer picturesque views, serene countryside, and a typical English charm. Each of the Cotswold villages has its own personal story and style.

Stow on the Wold is a charming market town in the Cotswolds, with a large and lively market square and a fine reputation for some of Britain's best antique shops.

Here are 6 celebrities who loved holidaying here so much, they decided to buy a house in the Cotswold countryside.

The Cotswolds is filled with historical sites, let's take a look at 5 of the best in this helpful article!

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