Enjoy a spot of shopping in nearby Cirencester. Often referred to as the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’, Cirencester combines its Roman past with a host of specialist shops and boutiques. Explore the Corinium Museum and see the stunning mosaics or learn about the medieval wool trade that shaped the town.
Visit the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to its tiny bridges over the meandering river, you’ll be transported to the heart of the Cotswolds. Visit the model village, the only Grade II listed model village in the country. At one ninth the scale of the actual village, it’s a stunning replica created by hand in Cotswold stone. Pop over to the Cotswold Motor Museum and Toy Collection where you can find TV’s motoring superhero, Brum. With an eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, and shops you will be spoilt for choice.
Explore nearby Tetbury, just 30 minutes away, and head to Westonbirt Arboretum. A real treat for everyone, including your four-legged friend! With over 15,000 species of tree and shrubs, you will be immersed in nature. Brave the heights and walk amongst the treetops, meander through acres of pathways and search the forest for the Gruffalo! If you are looking for a statelier affair, the Royal Gardens at Highgrove are a sight to behold. The private home of HRH Prince Charles, the 2-hour guided tour will captivate you in this truly special place.
Guaranteed to be a fun filled day out, head to the Cotswold Farm Park, owned by the BBC’s Countryfile host, Adam Henson. Using an ethical approach to farming, the team are dedicated to helping protect rare breeds of farm animal. To save 20% off your visit, use the code ACC2021 at checkout. It is valid until the end of this year too, so if you don’t get everything done in day – you can keep coming back!
Slightly further afield, is the enchanting Georgian city of Bath. Just over an hour away, the world heritage site is overflowing with history and stunning architecture. Take in the grandeur of the Roman Baths or join a walking tour to discover more about Jane Austen or one of the many period dramas using the city as a backdrop (including Bridgerton). Visit the fashion museum and experience the world’s leading collection of historical dresses or stroll around the Royal Crescent and Victoria Park, the ideal location for a picnic.