• Bath

    "I really believe I shall always be talking of Bath. Oh! Who can ever be tired of Bath," enthuses Catherine Morland... Read More
  • Tetbury

    With about 5,300 inhabitants, Tetbury claims royal connections. Indeed, the soaring spire of the church that... Read More
  • Cirencester

    A hub of the Cotswolds since Roman times, when it was called Corinium, Cirencester (pronounced siren-sester)... Read More
  • Painswick

    An old Cotswold wool town of around 2,000 inhabitants, Painswick has become a chocolate-box picture of quaintness,... Read More
  • Winchcombe

    The sleepy, unspoiled village of Winchcombe (population 4,500), once the capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of... Read More
  • Broadway

    The Cotswold town to end all Cotswold towns, Broadway has become a favorite of day-trippers. William Morris first... Read More
  • Castle Combe

    This Wiltshire village lived a sleepy existence until 1962, when it was voted the "prettiest village" in England—without... Read More
  • Stow-on-the-Wold

    At an elevation of 800 feet, Stow is the highest town in the Cotswolds—“Stow-on-the-Wold, where the wind blows... Read More
  • Bourton-on-the-Water

    Off A429 on the eastern edge of the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water is deservedly famous as a classic Cotswold... Read More
  • Moreton-in-Marsh

    In Moreton-in-Marsh, the houses have been built not around a central square but along a street wide enough to... Read More
  • Northleach

    Just off the Fosse Way (and bypassed by the busy A40), little Northleach—population around 2,000—has remained... Read More
  • Burford

    Burford's broad main street leads steeply down to a narrow bridge across the River Windrush. The village served... Read More
  • Bibury

    The tiny town of Bibury, with a population of less than 1,000, sits idyllically beside the little River Coln... Read More
  • Lower Slaughter and Upper Slaughter

    To see the quieter, more typical Cotswold villages, seek out the evocatively named Lower Slaughter and Upper... Read More
  • Lacock

    Owned by the National Trust, this lovely Wiltshire village is the victim of its own charm, its unspoiled gabled... Read More
  • Chipping Campden

    Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful towns in the area, Chipping Campden, with its population of about 2,500,... Read More
  • Cheltenham

    Although Cheltenham has acquired a reputation as snooty—the population (around 110,000) is generally well-heeled... Read More