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  Cotswolds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cotswolds is the name given to a range of hills in central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England", a hilly area reaching over 300 m or 1000 feet.
The northern and western edges of the Cotswolds are marked by steep escarpments down to the Severn valley and the Avon.
The Cotswold village of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cotswolds   (858 words)

 Cotswolds Guide - Cotswolds Hotels and Cotswolds Attractions in Cotswolds Towns and Villages
The Cotswolds is a typically English part of the country and the area is well known for its rolling hills, honey coloured Cotswold stone and delightful Cotswold villages and towns such as Cirencester, Burford and Bibury.
Many of the Cotswolds' fine manors and churches were built between the 14th and 16th centuries, when the greatest fortures were made from the wool industry.
As well as famous villages such as Bibury, and towns such as Cirencester, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, and Tetbury, the Cotswolds is also home to larger centres of population such as the cities of Bath and the town of Cheltenham.
www.cotswoldswebsite.com   (787 words)

 THE COTSWOLDS tourist information holiday accommodation, activities, attractions, historic sites - www.TouristNetUK.com ...
The Cotswold Hills rise gently from the green meadows of the Upper Thames and its tributaries in the east to the great western escarpment where the hills plunge dramatically into the Vales of Severn and Evesham.
Several of the Cotswold villages such as Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water are world famous as the quintessence of the English rural scene.
Cotswold wool provided more than half of England's cloth and was exported to the continent, and the trading, processing and weaving brought great wealth to towns like Cirencester, Tetbury, Fairford, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Campden.
www.touristnetuk.com /WM/COTSWOLDS   (693 words)

The Cotswolds is an area of England about the size of greater Tokyo.
During the 13-15th centuries, the medieval period, the native Cotswold sheep were famous throughout Europe for their heavy fleeces and high quality of wool.
Cotswold wool commanded a high price and the wealth generated by the wool trade enabled wealthy traders to leave their mark by building fine houses and wonderful churches, known as “wool churches”;.
www.the-cotswolds.org /top/english/intro.shtml   (315 words)

 The Cotswold HyperGuide - History and Lore
The Roman villas in the Cotswold area were built from the distinctive local stone and were not so very different in size or purpose from the great manor houses which still stand.
In the Cotswolds the past mingles effortlessly with the present, and it is possible to rediscover that sense of place and proportion and harmony that has taken countless generations to create, but only two generations to lose.
In the Middle Ages, the Cotswolds were the Microsoft of Europe, and William Grevel of Chipping Campden must have been Bill Gates.
www.digital-brilliance.com /hyperg/history   (2047 words)

 Cotswolds : Introduction | Frommers.com
The gentry didn't neglect spiritual duties, for some of the simplest Cotswold hamlets have churches that, in style and architectural detail, seem far beyond their modest means.
Since Cotswold wool was once sold all over the world and wealthy merchants used some of the money to build these churches, they are sometimes referred to as "wool churches."
You'll also see some thatched cottages in the Cotswolds, which are fiercely protected by local bylaws, yet endlessly impractical because of their need for frequent repair, maintenance, and replacement.
www.frommers.com /destinations/cotswolds/0472010001.html   (373 words)

 Cotswolds South West England Hotels travel and accommodation
From the Dorset coast to Yorkshire lies a belt of oolitic limestone.
The Cotswolds is a great place to visit, walk, admire some magnificent scenery and get a glimpse of British life over the last few millennia.
The Cotswolds are an enduring microcosm of Britain's past, reaching back to the roman times and beyond.
www.cotswoldswebsite.co.uk   (361 words)

 Rick Steves' Europe: Cotswold Villages
The Cotswold region, a 25-by-50-mile chunk of Gloucestershire, is a sightseeing treat: crisscrossed with hedgerows, raisined with storybook villages, and sprinkled with sheep.
As with many fairy-tale regions of Europe, the present-day beauty of the Cotswolds was the result of an economic disaster.
Chatty locals, while ever so polite, commonly rescue themselves from a gossipy tangent by saying, "It's all very...ummm...yyya." Rich people open their gardens to support their favorite charities, while the less couth enjoy "badger baiting" (a gambling cousin of cockfighting where a badger, with its teeth and claws taken out, is mangled by dogs).
www.ricksteves.com /plan/destinations/britain/nlcots.htm   (1516 words)

 Cotswold Tour Travel Information Guide Cotswolds England UK
The site is an extensive source of Cotswold facts, information, maps, and famous people associated with the Cotswolds including William Shakespeare.
The Cotswolds and surrounding counties are the Heart and Soul of England
This web site covers the Cotswold region including the surrounding English counties of Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and parts of Somerset including the towns of Cheltenham, Oxford, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, Worcester, Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Cirencester.
www.cotswolds.info   (509 words)

 contours walking holidays - self-led hiking tours in the cotswolds - contours walking holidays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
They range in length from the Cotswold Short Break, a delightful two day walk through some of the finest countryside the Cotswolds has to offer, to the weeklong Cotswold Villages Trail, which seeks out the timeless villages and towns that are among the loveliest features of the area
The Cotswold Villages Trail passes through no fewer than twenty seven of the beautiful towns, villages and hamlets that make the Cotswolds so special.
The Cotswold Round is a circuit of the best-loved villages and towns of the Cotswolds.
www.contours.co.uk /self-guided/circular-walks-cotswold.html   (601 words)

 Cotswolds England Travel, Vacations & Accommodations, Cotswolds England Travel, Vacations & Accommodations cotswolds ...
Wroxton House is a 17th century manor house converted to a traditional hotel, set in the picturesque...
Located At Chipping Campden in the Heart of the Cotswolds Between Moreton-in-Marsh and Broadway and...
The hotel is ideally based to explore the Cotswold or visit the towns Roman remains and Museum.
www.realadventures.com /pages/england/cotswolds.htm   (355 words)

 Late Availability Holiday Cottages in Cotswolds, FOREST OF DEAN, QUANTOCKS, EXMOOR, CHEDDAR, SOMERSET, SEVERN, Bath, ...
Cotswolds Moreton in Marsh 1 double room (£210 to £290) Aug (Available throughout year some current vacancies)
Kemerton, Cotswolds 2 to 11 in four cottages (£200 to £1,458) (
Cotswolds or Wales 6 to 8 in one cottage (£300 - £500) New Year (to rent)
www.latecomers.com /htdocs/robots/cotswolds.htm   (471 words)

 Cotswold Offices Estate Agents Jackson-Stops & Staff
Famous for the mellow stone and outstanding scenery, the Cotswolds are a very convenient place to live or work with excellent motorway and rail links.
Stretching from the borders of Worcestershire/Warwickshire in the north, down through Gloucestershire into Wiltshire and across into Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds are a very diverse region.
There is no one main centre, rather competing spheres of influence, be it Birmingham in the north, Bristol or Swindon in the south, Cheltenham or Gloucester in the West and Oxford and London in the East.
www.jackson-stops.co.uk /offices/cotswolds.html   (153 words)

 Snowshill Hill Estate Broadway The Cotswolds England UK
The Snowshill Hill Estate Bed and Breakfast accommodation is a comfortable, self-contained, independent dwelling which has been thoughtfully converted and furnished to the highest standards of quality, taste and style.
Snowshill Hill Estate is 2 miles from the village of Snowshill where there is a lovely country pub and a pretty village church which was featured in the recent film "Bridget Jones' Diary".
The breakfast room/sitting room overlooks the main farm yard, has a woodburner and colour television/video recorder/DVD player, and is for the sole use of guests throughout their stay.
www.broadway-cotswolds.co.uk /snowshillhill.html   (476 words)

 COTSWOLD - About the Cotswolds
You have found it - here in the Cotswolds, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful areas in England.
Cotswold District Council welcomes you to this special place.
During your stay in the Cotswolds you will find plenty of places to visit and sites to enjoy, in market towns and quiet villages and hamlets.
www.cotswold.gov.uk /nqcontent.cfm?a_id=557&tt=cotswold   (101 words)

 Eyes on the Cotswolds - Travel - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
What makes the Cotswolds such a delightful travel destination is that not only does the area contain many enchanting English villages, but other wonderfully picturesque places and interesting attractions can be found on the area's fringes.
Chipping is an old English word for market, and the names of a number of Cotswolds villages include this prefix, indicating that they were main market towns when the medieval wool trade made this region a prosperous place.
SOUTHERN COTSWOLDS For exploring the southern Cotswolds, we based ourselves in a very pleasant rural English inn, the Bear of Rodborough Hotel, near Stroud.
washingtontimes.com /travel/20050708-091558-9784r.htm   (2328 words)

 Cotswold Villages Tourist Information Guide Cotswolds England UK
The Cotswold village of Armscote is an attractive mellow-stone village situated no more than three miles from the northern edge of the Cotswolds, Windmill Hill, above Ilmington.
This attractive Cotswold stone village stretches out along the A3400 between Stratford-upon-Avon and Chipping Norton to the very foot of the long hill (occupied by the Rollright Stones) that climbs up over the Cotswold edge, across the county boundary from Warwickshire into Oxfordshire.
The pretty Cotswold hamlet of Upper Quinton and village of Lower Quinton are situated in beautiful countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds.
www.cotswolds.info /places/villages3.shtml   (1865 words)

 Kemerton Vacation Cottage Rentals - The Cotswolds, England
The estate is located in one of the Cotswolds' prettiest areas, Bredon Hill in the Vale of Evesham.
Kemerton village is small- there is only a village shop and a pub (that serves great food), but Kemerton is very convenient for touring all of the Cotswolds.
It is separate from the manor house, down a little lane that leads to the lake and the watermill ruin.
www.gtunlimited.com /cotswoldsmanorsrentals.html   (888 words)

Here are shops, restaurants, and pubs where you will meet the local residents, perhaps even Tetbury's most famous resident, a prominent member of the British royal family.
's cottages are in or near Chipping Campden, a famous Cotswolds village known for its thatched "cottages", medieval church, and annual 400-year-old Cotswold "Olympicks".
Known for quaint communities with multi-hyphened names (Stowe-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Hill), thatched houses, and easy country walking between obscurely named pubs, the Cotswolds embodies much that is both familiar and eccentric about our cultural associations with England.
www.homeatfirst.com /COTSWOLD.HTM   (314 words)

 COTSWOLD - Home Page
The review of the Cotswold District Local Plan 2001-2011 was adopted by the Council on 25th April 2006.
A six week Notice of Adoption, which ends on 15th June, will allow aggrieved parties an opportunity to question the validity of any part of the Plan by making an application to the High Court.
Assuming no successful legal challenges are raised, copies of the adopted Local Plan will be published as soon as possible after 15th June.
www.cotswold.gov.uk   (193 words)

 Cotswolds : Shopping | Frommers.com
Antiquing the 'Wolds-- If ever there were an English fantasy, it's to drive the country back roads of the Cotswolds, stay in a manor house hotel, and spend your days browsing the villages, ignoring the touristy teddy-bear shops, and concentrating on the antiques shops densely packed into these old market towns.
For the most part, antiques in the Cotswolds are about patina and provenance -- really serious stuff.
The best town in the Cotswolds, especially for antiques shoppers, is Stow-on-the-Wold; with far more to it than a high street.
www.frommers.com /destinations/cotswolds/0472010031.html   (302 words)

 Cotswolds - Home
The Cotswolds provides you with custom features found in newly built homes.
The Cotswolds is proud to offer 6 unique and beautifully designed floorplans with extra space for all of your essentials...
A copy of the Cotswolds brochure is provided to help you visualize your new home...
www.cotswoldsapts.com   (129 words)

 Cotswolds tourism information for the cotswolds area   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cotswolds is as enjoyable for a day visit as it is for a longer holiday - and those who linger will find an area steeped in history.
There is no shortage of things to do and places to visit in the Cotswolds.
For more leisure ideas for the South Cotswolds area, visit This is Stroud or This is Cirencester.
www.thisisthecotswolds.co.uk /the_cotswolds/tourism   (321 words)

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