Rolling along on a cycle is one of life’s great pleasures especially with the wind behind you and the sun on your back. Discovering an area by bike is by far the best way to find the hidden treasures. Kelmscott Manor The Cotswolds has been inspirational for all sorts of ideas and the one that […]
Recent productions filmed in the Cotswolds include the BBC’s hit Sunday night drama The Casual Vacancy, starring Michael Gambon and set in the fictional village of Pangford.
The show, based on a book by J.K. Rowling, was shot entirely in the Cotswolds area, with filming happening in the towns of Bisley, Northleach, Painswick, Burford and Minchinhampton.
J.K Rowling is no stranger to the Cotswolds, with the wildly successful Harry Potter series having several locations in the Cotswolds area as mentioned in our previous post, including Gloucester cathedral, which was heavily featured in the series as the hallways of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
It’s not surprising that Hollywood finds itself in the Cotswolds so often. From rolling countryside to picturesque old world towns and mansions and castles, the Cotswolds remain unspoilt. The area has proved to be an ideal location for historical dramas. The BBC’s popular 2008 production of Tess of the D’Urbervilles, starring Eddie Redmayne, was filmed in Owlpen Manor near Uley in Gloucestershire.
Blenheim is a particularly popular location for filming and it’s easy to see why, the incredible palace and gardens have been a fine backdrop for productions such as the 2010 version of Gulliver’s Travels, The Young Victoria, The Four Feathers and Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet.
Arlington Row in Bibury are a row of cottages that look like they have leapt out of a picturebook. The street, popular with visitors, was also used in Matthew Vaughn’s Stardust to play the perfect English village at the beginning of the film.
Filmmakers come to The Cotswolds so often because the area is so picturesque, well preserved, and dotted with gorgeous buildings that make the perfect backdrop for a historical film – and your holiday!
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The Summer is abound with festivals in the Cotswolds, with something for everyone as each event is unique and offers a different facet of life in this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty! STOW-ON-THE-WOLD COTSWOLD FESTIVAL – SATURDAY 15 JULY 2017 Stow-on-the-Wold is keeping traditional Cotswolds skills alive at their Festival on 15th July 2017 from […]
Now you see them, now you don’t…… Stage 7 of the Tour of Britain will be passing through many of the out of the way places included in our Discovery Cycling Tour of the Cotswolds on Saturday 9 September 2017. The stage begins in Hemel Hempstead, after a King of the Mountains climb of Cleeve […]
It can’t be denied, Spring cycling is one of the great pleasures of living in the UK. With daffodils and cherry blossom in bloom, your cycle rides will be full of natural beauty. If you find yourself at a loss one weekend, why don’t you head to the Cotswolds? Contact us for an idyllic self-led […]
If you’re looking for something lovely to do on Sunday 26th 2017, we have you covered in the Cotswolds. This Mother’s Day try out something a bit special, like lunch out in the beautiful English countryside or a morning stroll across the acres of rolling hills and farmland. Whatever you choose, we hope we can […]
The Cotswolds is a haven for dogs and dog owners alike. With beautiful rolling hills for long walks, dog friendly pubs and B&Bs and the opportunity to meet like minded people along the way, the Cotswolds is the perfect place to enjoy some quality time with your furry friend. So, let’s make your next visit […]
The Cotswolds is famed for it’s beauty, both in the summer months and the winter. However, it is transformed when the weather is cooler, with crisp winter days and snowy peaks looming in the distance. For those of you who have never been on a cycling tour of the Cotswolds in January, then you are […]
Cheltenham Christmas Market Cheltenham Christmas Market will run from 24th of November until the 17th of December, taking up the whole of the promenade. Enjoy over 40 stalls selling everything from handmade gifts to food and drink. Make sure you grab a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie as you walk underneath the […]
The Cotswolds offer some of the best cycling in Britain. We provide cycling holidays that will have you pedalling along country lanes, through honey-coloured limestone villages, across beautiful rivers and past stunning valleys. With so many local highlights, you can tailor your tour to include visits to world famous gardens, cosy inns and English pubs, […]
In true Halloween spirit, we’re going to take a look at some of the most haunted places in the Cotswolds. From family friendly ghost tours to spooky villages and haunted castles, there’s something for everyone this Halloween. So, get ready for some Halloween half-term fun this October with these festive activities and locations: Cotswold Ghost […]