Eyes front! With racing this weekend at #Cheltenham it’s time to gather your look for the 2018/19 Jumping season. Accommodation, on the other hand, is an easy choice... #cotswoldsfinesthotels #cheltenhamraces #cotswolds #hotels . . . . . Eyes front! With racing this weekend at #Cheltenham it’s time to gather your look for the 2018/19 Jumping season. Accommodation, on the other hand, is an easy choice... #cotswoldsfinesthotels #cheltenhamraces #cotswolds #hotels . . . . . #prettylittletrips #homefromhome #escapetothecountry #britishcountryside #countrylife #englishcottages #thecotswolds #englishcountryside #britishvillage #lovegreatbritain #thisisengland #photosofengland #UnitedKingdom #england #visitengland #bbctravel #capturingbritain #mybritain
Now, here’s a ready made Cotswold hotel break idea... #Kylie is coming to the #Cotswolds! @BlenheimPalace will provide the backdrop for the event on 23rd June. @sophieellisbextor (yay!) on the lineup too! Tickets on sale from 9am tomorrow @seetickets
Chilling by omission - the remarkable story of one Cotswold village in the Great War The First World War devastated family life in Britain. 700,000 men from the British Isles died in action, over 2 million were wounded. The picture-perfect Cotswolds village of Upper Slaughter has no war memorial list of the dead, and it is sobering that this is remarkable. Upper Slaughter is, in fact, a ‘Thankful Village’, a phrase coined by Arthur Mee in the 1930s, meaning that everyone came home in 1918. The fact that there are only 52 such places in England and Wales is thoroughly chilling, when you consider that there are 16,000 villages. No Thankful Villages have been identified in Scotland or Northern Ireland. Consider too, that there are only 14 ‘Doubly Thankful’ villages - places (such as Upper Slaughter) where everyone came home from the Second World War too. Incidentally the war came to Upper Slaughter briefly, when incendiary bombs fell there in 1944. There were no fatalities. Today Upper Slaughter consists of a few houses and cottages, the @lordsofthemanor hotel, a photogenic ford over the river and the parish church of St Peter, which will, of course mark Remembrance Day tomorrow. We join them to offer our respect and appreciation of the sacrifice made by millions. . . . . .. . .#cotswolds
Many visitors to Britain are baffled by fireworks let off across the country on and around November the 5th, as we mark a failed attempt to blow up Parliament, centuries ago. Did you know that Robert Catesby, the leader of the Gunpowder Plot lived in the #Cotswolds? Although Guy Fawkes commands attention, it was Catesby who was the real leader of the Gunpowder Plot, which was to have blown up the House of Lords in 1605. Catesby was a devout Catholic incensed at James I’s hostility to the religion. He inherited the Chastleton estate in 1594 and, in 1601, he took part in an attempted coup against Queen Elizabeth. The Essex Rebellion led to the execution of Earl of Essex, Robert Devereux. After some time in prison, Catesby was fined the enormous sum of 4,000 Marks, the equivalent of perhaps £7m today. To pay that he had to sell off the estate. The Gunpowder Plot was to follow.... . .
A post Hallowe’en walk near #winchcombe Honestly, it’s such great time to be in the #Cotswolds. Clouds moving fast overhead, tree shapes and patchwork fields - with the prospect of a pub lunch at the end of the walk. #loveit See our website for walks and attraction inside tips from local hoteliers.
A cold wintry flight over the Cotswolds’ patchwork fields. The classic British rural pattern of farms, fields reclaimed from wild woods and villages has a beauty all of its own.
Malted Milk Tart is back on the menu at @lordsofthemanor Easily one of the most delicious things we’ve seen on a pudding menu and something that their regulars welcome back enthusiastically. #cotswolds #pudding #dessert
We love the #Cotswolds for the never-visited villages, as well as the popular ones. Anyone know this one?
We really rate @russellsinbroadway (restaurant and rooms). An enviable location in this stylish #Cotswolds village, a great restaurant and characterful rooms make this smaller property a romantic winner.