The region provided more than half of England’s cloth and wool was exported to the Continent. The trade brought untold wealth to towns such as Cirencester, Fairford and Stow-on-the-Wold, and the wool merchants thanked God for their riches by endowing the magnificent “wool churches” which to this day dominate so many Cotswold towns.
To enjoy exploring the Cotswolds at the pace of our ancestors — on foot — you can join Greenscape U.K. for a rewarding holiday. Greenscape offers week-long walking tours in eight regions of Britain, each of which demonstrates to walkers of abilities and interests the enormous Variety of our rural scene.
Their Cotswolds tour takes you to many hidden corners and quaint villages. Starting at the market town of Cirencester, once one of the most important Roman towns in Britain, you will have your first sight of the magnificent wool church of St Jahn the Baptist.Learn something more about this city at this website.
Voices may lower to a whisper later on the trail, when you pass through five tiny axon villages, including the Duntis-ournes where the River Dunt burbles rough the valley and little appears to gave changed over the centuries.Do you need more information about this beautiful city and villages around it, please check at this website.
Later in the week you will be enchanted y the 17th century weavers’ houses in ringtone Row at Bibury, said by the Victorian artist William Morris to be the ost beautiful village in England, whilst Stratford-upon-Avon provides a memorable climax to your tour.
The Cotswold Experience offers an alternative journey through the Cots- olds, in a comfortable car. Each leisurely tbur is personalised to meet your own particular interest, whether that be hunting out the antique shops for which the Cotswolds are renowned or simply discovering secret places away from the conventional tourist trails. Tours can be for a single day or longer. One of the most popular journeys is the six-hour “Cotswold Tour.” First stop is Swinbrook with its charming church and tranquil ambience, which sets your frame of mind for the rest o the day. Burford, on the River Windru , beckons next, a honey pot of antique shops and attractive
15th and 16th century houses. Among the hotels and inns you ay choose to visit is the Bull where Ki Charles II stayed with his mistress N 1 Gwynn during the occasion of the races t nearby Bibury. You may visit the arringtons, Bourton-on-the-Water, Upper and Lower Slaughter and Stow-on-the- ld, but before you travel home, there s one more treat in store: a delicious to of fresh scones and jam in your host’s co ge!