Lucy & Richard from Cotswolds Guided Tours just love showing guests around on their small, mixed group Cotswold tours or their private Cotswolds Tours. For those wishing to find out a little more about this wonderful region they have created this Cotswolds travel guide, which we hope you will find useful.
The Cotswolds is known for its picture perfect cottages, in stunning hillside or valley locations. From sleepy hidden villages that seem untouched by the passage of time, to bustling locations that are on everyone's 'bucket list' our aim to celebrate & share these wonderful locations with you. Villages in England where often built around the 'village green' an open grassland space known as 'common land' where the working class person could graze there small flock of sheep, clucking chickens or if they were lucky their milking cow. In the north of the region you will notice that the cottages are built from the darker lime stone or even in some villages iron stone, which has a warm orange hue. The further south you travel in the region the lighter the stone becomes, often pale cream to grey in appearance. Where ever you are in the region, you will notice as the sun begins to set, the cottages seem to glow in their glory & provide a warm welcome to visitors & locals.
Some villages are characterised by thatched cottages, although these are few & far between, more often you will see the welsh slate roofs or Cotswold stone quarry tiles.