• Vicky

My Favourite Cotswold Haunts

Updated: Sep 23, 2019

I'm a little late in getting to post these pictures! My sister and I took a drive to The Cotswolds a few weeks back, Hannah was visiting for the weekend and I wanted to show her some of my favourite places to visit.

Dress: Band of Gypsies (on sale!)

However, our first stop was somewhere neither of us had been before. The little town of Burford is a gorgeous little stop for a walk.

Open gardens selling flowers.

And a high street full of wonderful antique and old style sweet shops, squeezed in amongst the local pubs and post office.

I'd definitely like to come back here for a long countryside walk, followed by a good Sunday dinner.

Our next stop was somewhere I've blogged about before. Bibury is not a well kept secret and you are definitely best off trying to visit out of season and during the week, it gets very busy at weekends.

We wandered along the famous Arlington Row, admiring the seasonal hanging baskets.

And then stopped for an early lunch a favourite little spot of mine. The Swan Hotel has a great garden to sit out and dine al fresco. Even in late autumn I've bundled up in lots of layers to enjoy sitting out here. The ivy clad walls turn the most incredible rich red and orange.

Our last stop is another crowd pleaser. Bourton on the Water is always busy, always.

But the cream tea at the Bakery on the Water is worth trawling for a car parking space.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, best bakery in the world.

Autumn is one of my favourite times to get out into the English Countryside. As temperatures dip and the leaves turn gold, I'm looking forward to wrapping up for long walks followed by pub lunches or cream teas.

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