8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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Shipston on Stour
— 2 nights
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Gloucester
— 5 nights
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Shipston on Stour

— 2 nights
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. Change things up with a short trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens in Burford (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sezincote House & Garden, and see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Shipston on Stour trip planner.

London to Shipston on Stour is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

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Gloucester

— 5 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: Bourton-on-the-Water (The Cotswold Brewing Company & The Dragonfly Maze), Cotswold Farm Park (in Guiting Power) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes).

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gloucester road trip planner.

Getting from Shipston on Stour to Gloucester by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Gloucester are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas

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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.