Imagine the picturesque scene;
lush-green valleys, caramel-coloured stone mansions, gentle rolling hills, enchanting little villages, quaint bridges, thatch cottages and rickety old pubs
- this is the Cotswolds. Declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
in 1996, this stunning region covers a huge 790 miles²
, and is the second-largest protected area in England after the Lakes District. The booming medieval wool trade
brought the Cotswolds its wealth and scattered this luscious countryside-haven with beautiful honey-coloured villages
, drawing visitors into their enchantment still to this day.
The perfect place to get away from busy modern life; stroll through the scenic landscapes, cuddle up in a cute, creaky cafe with exposed beams and enjoy a spot of traditional afternoon tea.