Cotswolds Travel Guide

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Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

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Editor's picks - Top 5 reasons to visit the Cotswolds
Northleach, Gloucestershire 1. The beautiful honey-toned stone cottages
2. Walking the Cotswold Way
3. The leafy green Windrush valley
4. The antique shops in Stow-on-the-Wold
5. Hidcote Gardens - one of the jewels of Britain


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Hatherley Manor Hotel Upper Slaughter

Hatherley Manor Hotel
Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Hatherley Manor is just 3 miles from Gloucester city centre and 8 miles from the Regency town of Cheltenham Spa on the very edge of the Cotswolds. It is rumoured that Hatherley Manor was built for the illegitimate son of Oliver Cromwell. However, the history of the site stretches back … more >>

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British History Quiz

The 'Auld Alliance' was between which two countries?



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This Day in British History

19 February, 1858

Conspiracy to Murder bill rejected by Commons

The bill proposed anti-terrorist measures, specifically making it a crime in Britain to plot a foreign murder. The failure of the bill caused Lord Palmerston to resign as PM

Monarch Mayhem

He was famed for the saying, 'no bishop, no king'



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National Trust

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Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotand properties.

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Boscastle (Self catering)
Cottage: HCWATCS, Boscastle

Waterloo Courtyard Sandmartins

1 OF 6 COTTAGES SET WITHIN 200 ACRES WITH BEEF SHEEP GIANT SANDPIT HEATED SWIMMING POOL RIVER FISHING CLASSIC MOTORBIKES RIVERSIDE WALKS RIVERSIDE HIDE WILDLIFE WEBCAM AND GAMES ROOM.4 bedrooms …
Sleeps 8

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Porthleven (Self catering)
Tinners Way, Porthleven

Tinners Way

This lovely bungalow is in the village of Tresowes near to Porthleven and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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