Get the best out of glamping in the Cotswolds
There’s a reason why it’s one of the most visited areas of the UK – the honey-coloured towns and villages of the Cotswolds let you take a step back in time.
Covering nearly 800 square miles across five counties (Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and our home in Warwickshire), the “wolds”, or rolling hills, is the biggest of the 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales.
Luxury camping in the Cotswolds is one of the very best ways to soak up all that country air – and there’s no shortage of it, in fact a huge 80% of the region remains farmland (music to our ears!)
Here at Hilltop Hideaways, on our own chunk of Warwickshire farmland, we’re perfectly placed to offer the very best of glamping in the Cotswolds on our luxury campsite.
So, here to help our Hilltop glampers, are our top spots not to miss in the Cotswolds – in every season:
For a summer picnics & simple pleasures
Where to begin – the list is endless!
Take a drive to Snowshill – a chocolate-box village with stunning walks and views (and a proper pub), an easy drive from our glamping pods in the Cotswolds. If you’re visiting in June-early August don’t miss the lavender fields, there’s nowhere better to lay out a blanket and soak up the summer. Find out more at www.cotswoldlavender.co.uk
For a spot of lunch or a spot shopping
Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-the-Marsh are crammed full of gorgeous shops and gorgeous places to eat, only a short drive from our glamping pods in the Cotswolds. All are busy in the heady days of summer so take our tip and arrive early or late!
Under Autumn skies:
If you’re planning a visit in the Autumn, be sure not to miss the incredible leaf colour at Batsford Aboretum. And you’ll find no shortage of cosy pubs with roaring fires on chillier days – Broadway’s famous Lygon Arms is amongst the best.
For a little romance
Lower Slaughter is picture postcard perfect. Just a stone’s throw from Bourton-on-the-Water (but a million miles from all the tourist coaches) relax by the River Windrush, explore the Old Mill or treat yourself to something to eat or drink at the sumptuous Manor House or pub.
Whatever the weather, the Cotswolds have seemingly endless track and trails across beautiful countryside. The Cotswold Way, from Chipping Campden, stretches some 100 miles south. Another tip is to head to Winchcombe – little more than a 30 minute drive from our camping pods in the Cotswolds – very much the hiking hub.
For a day out with the kids
Cotswold Wildlife Park is home to an amazing array of animals – from lions to lizards. There’s no drive-in safari, instead you stroll around on foot, metres from grazing rhinos and eye-to-eye with giraffes!
Luxury glamping in the Cotswolds offers so much to see and do
For more top spots see www.cotswolds.com