4 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

4 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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Shipston on Stour
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Tetbury
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Shipston on Stour — 1 night

Shipston-on-Stour is a town and civil parish on the River Stour about 10mi south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire close to the boundaries with Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. On the 2nd (Fri), make a trip to The Moreton Gallery, get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, then make a trip to The Model Village, and finally see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Hart Gold and Silversmiths, admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church.

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Manchester to Shipston on Stour is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tetbury.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Tetbury — 2 nights

Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. On the 4th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, then get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks, then admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral, and finally stroll around Monastery garden prinknash. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at The Cotswold Range, then steep yourself in history at St Saviour's Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, and finally admire the natural beauty at Highgrove Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Shipston on Stour to Tetbury takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.
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Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Zoos
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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