The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful areas of England, known and loved by people across the world. It is the largest of 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales: an area of warmth and clarity with stone walls and buildings, open skies, rolling grasslands, beech woods and captivating villages, making it an outstanding English landscape – a landscape once experienced, never forgotten (Cotswolds AONB).
Escape London’s crowds for a day trip to the picture-perfect Cotswolds for lunch. Experience a region that is forever England, seemingly unchanged by the modern world and famous for its beautiful villages and rolling hills. There will be time to visit quaint villages such as Burford before enjoying a fabulous two-course lunch in a traditional English hotel restaurant.
Start your day trip from central London and travel to Burford in the Cotswolds, where the town’s magnificent high street features every variety of Cotswold stone. You’ll have time to visit the town’s small tea houses before continuing to Bibury for a short walking tour around the village.
Lunch beckons and what better way to satisfy your hunger than with a fabulous 2-course lunch in the heart of the Cotswolds? The hotel restaurant boasts a spectacular oak-beamed ceiling and a huge stone fireplace bearing supposed witches’ marks, and serves a fabulous range of traditional food, including classic bread and butter pudding for dessert.
Continue to Bourton-on-the-Water in the afternoon, and stretch your legs during a brief 1-hour break. Then, journey onward to your final stop at lovely Stow-on-the-Wold. Use your free time in the village to explore at leisure and scout out the charming cafes, souvenir shops and photo-worthy limestone houses that line the streets.
Leave Stow-on-the-Wold in the late afternoon, and travel back to Victoria in central London where your tour finishes.