The Historic Cotswolds


Discover the fascinating history of the Historic Cotswolds on an exhilarating tour that takes you back in time. Uncover the events that have shaped our magnificent country as you embark on this captivating journey. Begin your adventure with a visit to the splendid Blenheim Palace, widely regarded as one of the finest in Europe and once the home of the esteemed Sir Winston Churchill. From there, venture to the enigmatic Rollright Stones, an ancient stone circle steeped in mystery and built alongside the iconic Stonehenge.

After an eventful morning, perhaps savor a delicious lunch at a 16th century inn or perhaps ‘The Porch House’, a legendary establishment believed to be the oldest inn in England, with roots dating back to 949AD. As the day progresses, make your way through the scenic Cotswold hills to Gloucester, where you’ll be guided through one of the country’s most magnificent Gothic cathedrals. This remarkable cathedral has garnered fame as a prominent filming location for the beloved ‘Harry Potter’ film series.

To conclude the Historic Cotswolds tour, immerse yourself in the history of Tewkesbury and Hailes Abbey, both significant sites of pilgrimage and worship for over 500 years. This extraordinary day promises an unforgettable experience for anyone passionate about English history. Moreover, the tour can be customized to include other nearby historical attractions such as Warwick Castle, Sudeley Castle, Hereford Cathedral, or the Roman City of Bath.

For those seeking a taste of history complemented by sightseeing, our South Cotswolds & Bath tour or our Oxford & Blenheim Palace tour provide the perfect blend of historical exploration and picturesque vistas.

Tour Highlights

  • Embark on a captivating journey to discover the fascinating history of the Historic Cotswolds
  • Visit the splendid Blenheim Palace, one of Europe’s finest, and the former home of Winston Churchill
  • Explore the enigmatic Rollright Stones, an ancient stone circle steeped in mystery
  • Experience the charm of a 16th-century inn or the legendary Porch House, the oldest inn in England
  • Witness the stunning Gloucester Cathedral or immerse yourself in the history of Tewkesbury Abbey
2 November 2022

Loved our Cotswold Tour

Toured with Cotswold Tours & Travel for five consecutive days. Our three driver guides were outstanding. They all knew the Cotswolds extremely well, including local history and geography. Each day we were introduced to a new portion of this outstandingly beautiful region. A different and fun portion was a morning with a lady falconer who got us personally involved in handling her birds o...

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