Step back in time at the Cotswolds, a large area covering 5 counties that showcases rolling countryside, honey-coloured stone buildings, and quaint villages. This part of England is best explored by car. I did a day trip covering a number of small towns, which are a short drive away.
From Burford to Stow-on-the-Wold : 10 miles
Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest town in the Cotswolds, sitting on top of a hill at 800 feet. It features a beautiful town centre with a large square and narrow alleys leading to it that were once used to funnel sheep into the market.
The Porch House is the oldest inn in England with parts of the building dating to AD 947. Today, it features 13 rooms, a posh restaurant, and a pub.
St. Edward's was built between the 11th and 15th centuries with an 88 foot high tower. Its north porch has a door framed by two trees that seem to have engrained themselves into the stone wall.
Cotswolds Photo Gallery Main
Wallpaper is derived from the Bank of England's website