Someone asked me the other day ‘what do you do in the Cotswolds?’ Well having been a couple of times now and having just got back from another stay, I had a few things to recommend and thought I’d share them with you all.
1) Go for a walk
This is a pretty obvious one but with over 3000 miles of public footpaths, it’s definitely something to consider. Particularly if you are lucky enough to go on a nice sunny day.
2) Visit Snowshill Lavender Fields
I absolutely love a lavender field, the smell, the views, just everything about them. Located just a 10 minute drive away from Broadway high street it’s a must see. It’s so pretty and has little picnic benches so you can enjoy a bite to eat there too. You can take your time and enjoy the views for as long as you want. There is something so relaxing about lavender fields, I prefer to sit on the floor close to the lavender and enjoy the lovely smell.
3) Village hop
There are so many cute little villages to see in the Cotswolds, it’s hard to decide where to stay. We did a little village hopping on our last visit, we went from Broadway to Bibury and down to Bourton-on-the-water. All villages were slightly different, yet they all had the cute Cotswold charm about them.
4) Enjoy a pub lunch
There are lots of nice little country pubs in the Cotswolds. All within walking distance of where you are staying usually. In Broadway we had several to choose from at any time. They all provide lovely honest pub food and drink for you to enjoy.
5) Just chill
One of my favourite things about the Cotswolds is the relaxed pace of life. There is no rushing or running around, so just relax. I’m used to busy days rushing to work, from meeting to meeting etc but here I totally relaxed. And if you research you may even find a hotel with a spa like we did, you can read more about this here.