Can I visit the Cotswolds in a day?

We often get asked by guests…’Can you visit the Cotswolds in just one day?’ The answer is ‘YES’ Lucy & Richard from Cotswolds Guided Tours have been running their ‘Award-Winning’ tour company since 2017. The day tours have changed over the years & now you have the chance to take the ‘Best of the Best’ Cotswolds tour. This tour visits 6 amazing locations, you have free time to explore at each stop & 90 minutes for lunch. The tour takes a total of 6 glorious hours wandering through picture perfect locations. You finish the day feeling like you have immersed yourself in Cotswolds life, without feeling rush & will walk away with wonderful memories. Naturally you will want to come back & explore more of the region, as let’s face it, there are 800 square miles of ‘The Cotswolds’.

What is the Cotswolds all about?

Visiting the Cotswolds is like stepping back in time, you can see beautiful honey-coloured cottages, some with thatched roofs. Horses being ridden down the quiet country lanes, rolling fields & an array of little independent eateries and stores. It is just like stepping into a movie set. You can reflect on the slower pace of life & marvel at the higgledy-piggledy roof lines as cottages seem to huddle together in beautifully laid out villages & market towns.

Is the Cotswolds easy to navigate?

If you love walking, then yes! There are thousands of miles of trails & footpaths criss-crossing the region. However not advisable if you only have one day to explore. There are ‘some’ local buses which run every hour & connect some of the major towns. If you want to maximise your time in the region & not have to worry about driving down single-track lanes on the ‘wrong’ side of the road with tractors & the occasional stray sheep darting out in front of you (!) then taking a Cotswolds day tour would be a fantastic option. Being local we know all the back roads, so you are not spending the day stuck in traffic but out on the little byways looking over the hedgerows and arriving at stunning villages that most visitors miss. If you are staying locally in the Cotswolds we offer lots of free collection points, where we can pick you up from your accommodation, just let us know.

How do I get to the Cotswolds from London?

Taking a day trip out from London is easy. If you are staying centrally then all you need to do is get to London Paddington Station. This is easily connected via the network of tube stations. Once at London Paddington you can hop on a Great Western Railways train & be whisked away to Moreton in Marsh, one of only a handful of railway stations in the Cotswold