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Cotswold and Oxford Tours offer walking and coach tours of the Cotswolds,  Oxford and Shakespeare country.

Choose one of the following  tours, or we can develop a bespoke tour for you.

 

TOURS OF THE COTSWOLDS

Cotswold Lion Sheep

Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden

Take a gentle stroll around the picturesque Cotswold market town of Chipping Campden.

This can be combined with a visit to the nearby Hidcote Gardens, run by the National Trust, or to the family run Kiftsgate Garden, which has been managed by three generations of female gardeners.

 

 

Delights of Downton

Bampton church

Cogges Farm – the real Yew Tree Farm

Dawdle round the beautiful village of Bampton which became Downton village in the TV series. Visit other Downton Abbey filming locations in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds including Cogges Manor Farm.

 

 

Coach tour: Cotswolds & visit Hook Norton Brewery

 

Hook Norton Brewery

Take a tour round the beautiful North Cotswolds finishing with a visit to a traditional English Brewery which has been run by the same family for over 160 years.

Jane Austen in the Cotswolds

Chastleton House

Chastleton House

Discover the village where Jane Austen came to visit her family in the Cotswolds. Walk along beautiful footpaths towards the 400 year old Chastleton House.

You can extend the tour to include a visit to Stoneleigh Abbey, which is thought to have provided Jane with the inspiration for her novel Mansfield Park  or stop at Chastleton House which was used as a filming location for Wolf Hall.

 

 

Walk from Winchcombe

Stanway House fountain

Stanway House fountain

This walk through Cotswold history takes you to an ancient burial mound while inviting you to discover more about Catherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s wives.

You could include a visit to Stanway House, with its 300ft tall fountain.

 

 

 

 

TOURS OF OXFORD

 

Oxford from the University Church of St Mary the Virgin

Oxford from the University Church of St Mary the Virgin

 

The Jewels of Oxford 

Sheldonian Theatre

A guided tour of the university city of “dreaming spires”, taking in some of its hidden treasures.

This tour can be combined with a visit to one of Oxford’s famous colleges.

 

 

 

 

Magical Oxford

 

Oxford: grotesque

Discover Harry Potter filming locations by stepping into some of your favourite Hogwarts sites. Find out how Oxford inspired several  great works of children’s literature, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Philip Pullman’s books about Lyra.

A good family outing.

 

Murderous Oxford

 

Oxford: classic car used for Endeavour

Sleuth out filming locations for wonderful TV programmes, Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour, which were inspired

Vintage bus used in recent filming of Endeavour in Oxford

by the novels of the late Colin Dexter.

Oxford has played a starring role in all three programmes.

 

TOURS OF SHAKESPEARE COUNTRY

Stratford upon Avon: Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

 

Step in Shakespeare’s Footprints

Stratford-upon-Avon: Holy Trinity church where Shakespeare was baptised and is buried.

Stratford-upon-Avon: Holy Trinity church where Shakespeare was baptised and is buried.

Explore Stratford-upon-Avon where William Shakespeare, Britain’s famous playwright, was born. See the houses lived in by Shakespeare and his family.

What were they like? Why did Shakespeare change his will before he die