5 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

5 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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Cheltenham

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Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, kick your exploration up a notch at Head 4 Heights Waterpark, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary de Crypt Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Pleasure Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Tewkesbury Abbey, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral.

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Melbourne, Australia to Cheltenham is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Cheltenham is minus 10 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Cheltenham hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

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Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
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.