If you are new to the Cotswolds, you might find these websites useful. They let you know what’s going on in the Cotswolds, what to do, where to go and how to get there. Happy surfing!
This site was created by people who live and work in the Cotswolds to offer practical information, maps, history and cultural insights about this beautiful corner of England.
The website for Cotswold District Council. It is packed with information about the practicalities of day to day life in the Cotswolds.
This website covers the north Cotswolds – our region, in other words. Every business that is featured on the site has been visited and checked out and recommended by other local people, so you can use them with confidence knowing that they truly are one of the best at what they do. See Coln Residential Lettings and Management’s entry.
London Heathrow and Birmingham airports are both around an hour's drive from most parts of the Cotswolds.
More information on flights to and from these airports can be found on their websites:
The Cotswolds also has its own airport: Gloucestershire Airport. For more information on flights to and from this airport, visit Gloucestershire Airport’s website.
The Cotswolds are easily reached by train. Principal stations in our region are Kingham in Oxfordshire and Kemble, which is 4 miles south west of Cirencester. For timetables, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
The Cotswolds are easily accessed from the motorway network: the M4, M40 and M5 all pass through the region. For traffic information, visit the Highways Agency’s website.
National Express operates daily coach services from many parts of the UK to Cirencester and Cheltenham. From these destinations, local coach companies operate services to towns and villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden and Tetbury.
For more details on local bus services, visit Gloucestershire County Council’s Cotswolds bus timetables page.