8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

Start: London
train:  3​h 30​min
1
Tetbury
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Cirencester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Shipston on Stour
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Tetbury

Tetbury ©
Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. On the 19th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Westonbirt Arboretum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, then admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Church, and finally admire the striking features of Chavenage House. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Art Couture Painswick Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Painswick, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary The Virgin Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tetbury trip planner .

London to Tetbury is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Tetbury

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Painswick, Castle Combe, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

2
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Peter & St Paul. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints' Church, head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's C Of E Church, and finally steep yourself in history at National Trust - Great Coxwell Barn.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cirencester route planner .

Cirencester is very close to Tetbury. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Shipston on Stour.

Things to do in Cirencester

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Church of St Peter & St Paul, Chedworth Farm Shop, Birdland, St Mary's C Of E Church, St. Mary's Church
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Parish Church of St John Baptist ©
Parish Church of St John Baptist

3
nights
Shipston on Stour

Shipston on Stour ©
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. The Church of St Mary the Virgin and Warwick Castle will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Martin's Church and Rollright Stones. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shipston on Stour: Broughton Castle (in Banbury), Showborough House Sculpture Garden (in Tewkesbury) and Wychwood Wild Garden (in Shipton under Wychwood). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, hike along Walk to Broadway Tower, and look for gifts at Whichford Pottery.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shipston on Stour day trip planning site .

You can drive from Cirencester to Shipston on Stour in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chipping Campden, St. Edward's Church, Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote, Broughton Castle, Showborough House Sculpture Garden
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St. Edward's Church ©
St. Edward's Church
Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote ©
Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote
Broughton Castle ©
Broughton Castle

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