4 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

4 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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4 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

Start: Gloucester
1
Gloucester
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Stow-on-the-Wold
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Castle Combe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Gloucester

1
day
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral, then buy something for everyone on your list at Gloucester Quays, and finally stop by Stroud Farmers' Market.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gloucester road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Bristol Airport, Birmingham International Airport and Cardiff International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stow-on-the-Wold.

Things to do in Gloucester

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stroud Farmers' Market
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Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks
Gloucester Quays ©
Gloucester Quays

1
night
Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow-on-the-Wold ©
Stow-on-the-Wold is a small market town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, then look for gifts at Jaffe & Neale Bookshop and Cafe Stow, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Fosse Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Stow-on-the-Wold online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Gloucester to Stow-on-the-Wold by car takes about an hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Stow-on-the-Wold when traveling from Gloucester in May, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Stow-on-the-Wold

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sudeley Castle
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Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Fosse Gallery ©
Fosse Gallery

2
nights
Castle Combe

Castle Combe ©
Castle Combe is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 5mi northwest of the town of Chippenham.The village has two parts: one is in the narrow valley of the By Brook, while Upper Castle Combe is on higher ground to the east, on the B4039 road which links Chippenham with Chipping Sodbury. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fifi's Fancy Furniture, and finally explore the ancient world of Avebury Stone Circle. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Manor House Golf Club, then get into the urban bustle at Westonbirt House and Gardens, and then look for gifts at Hookshouse Pottery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Castle Combe tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Stow-on-the-Wold to Castle Combe in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Castle Combe are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Historic Sites Shopping Golf

Side Trips

Tetbury, Fifi's Fancy Furniture, Avebury Stone Circle
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Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church

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