Cotswold Tours

 


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

Come on one of our tours to experience a local’s viewpoint of the Cotswolds. Discover hidden gems you would not find by yourself.

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

Walk in the Cotswolds & visit Hook Norton Brewery

  • Take a walk in the beautiful North Cotswolds.
  • Our guide will take you down quiet country footpaths around the village of Hook Norton
  • Visit the local traditional English Brewery which has been run by the same family for over 160 years.

Shire Horses deliver beer to the the local pubs

Jane Austen in the Cotswolds

  • 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 which was used as a filming location for Wolf Hall.

Chastleton House in the Cotswolds

Walk along part of the Cotswold Way

  • Enjoy a walk along part of the Cotswold Way.
  • The Cotswold Way is 102 mile (164 km) footpath that runs from Chipping Campden to Bath.

    chipping Campden Market in the Cotswolds

    Chipping Campden Market

Walk from Winchcombe

  • This walk through Cotswold history takes you to a 5,000 year old ancient Neolithic burial mound.
  • Discover more about Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six wives who lived in Sudeley Castle and is buried in the chapel.

Sudeley Castle

TOURS OF SHAKESPEARE COUNTRY

Step in Shakespeare’s Footprints

  • 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 died?
  • You could include a visit to the the house where Shakespeare was born.

    Stratford upon Avon: Anne Hathaway’s Cottage where Shakespeare courted his future wife.

COSTS

Costs are based on fees recommended by the Guild of Tourist Guides

It is advisable to take out travel insurance.

Terms follow the guidelines set by the British Guild of Tourist Guides for Regional guides.

Cancellations with less than 7 days  notice will incur a charge.

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES

Entrance to sites  is not included.

You will also need to cover the cost of any transport and refreshments.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

We would recommend:

  • good walking shoes
  • waterproof clothing or sunscreen and sun hat  (Britain is famous for its changeable weather)
  • bottle of water

Caring for the Cotswolds: “helping to make a difference”

  • The Cotswolds National Landscape is one of the most beautiful and cherished landscapes in the country attracting millions of visitors each year, however these large numbers can impact on the very environment which people come to see and enjoy.
  • Cotswold and Oxford Tours are giving a percentage of their profits for every Cotswold tour to Caring for the Cotswolds.
  • The Projects: Caring for the Cotswolds supports environmental projects across the Cotswolds.