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Cotswold Discovery Trail Self-Guided Tour

Cotswold Discovery Trail

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The COTSWOLD DISCOVERY TRAIL is a self guided private tour enabled by our beautifully designed maps and Trail Pack. There are 2 day long Trails to do. Avoid expensive tour guides, the map is your guide. Explore things on your own, at your own pace with the confidence you know where you are going.

The centrepiece of the Trail Pack is a fold out map. There is a Trail on each side, one for the North & South Cotswolds. The Trails are circular to complete in a car, structured around many stops where you explore on foot. There are many start points, so you finish where you start, which is the most convenient place for you.

The maps offer comprehensive directions, are packed full of interesting information and loaded with questions and clues to answer which illuminate further on your surroundings.

If you have a limited time in the Cotswolds this is the best way to see a lot of it.

About This Deal

Itinerary

Day 1: Cotswold Discovery Trail - North Trail

Stop At: Chipping Campden, Chipping Campden, Cotswolds, England
Chipping Campden is a gorgeous cotswold market town famous for its golden honey coloured architecture.

Stop At: Broadway Tower, Middle Hill, Broadway WR12 7LB England
The Cotswolds most famous folly, designed by Capacity Brown. Offers incredible views.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Winchcombe, Winchcombe, Cotswolds, England
Another Cotswold gem with incredible history and architecture.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Belas Knap, Winchcombe GL54 5AL England
An ancient neolithic monument built around 5000 years ago sat on top of the Cotswold escarpment. Is one of the earliest known examples of dry stone walling. Its a 15 minute walk to get to from the parking place.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Northleach, Northleach, Cotswolds, England
A charming Cotswold town
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Burford, Burford, Cotswolds, England
A beautiful and revered medieval Cotswold town known as the gateway to the Cotswolds. The view down into the town as you drive down the high street is stunning.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bourton-on-the-Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England
Known as the Venice of the Cotswolds for the charming character created by the River Windrush which runs through the heart of the town with its 5 famous bridges.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, England
A beautiful market town built centuries ago on the wealth generated from the wool trade. Loads to see and do and admire.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Cotswold Discovery Trail - South Trail

Stop At: Bibury, Bibury, Cotswolds, England
One of The Cotswolds most famous and photographed locations with stunning cottages set about the River Coln.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chedworth, Chedworth, Cotswolds, England
A hidden gem of a village with a wonderful country pub.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Painswick Beacon, Golf Course Way, Painswick England
One of the regions many Iron Age hill forts set on top of the Cotswold escarpment offering rich history to discovery and 360 degree views.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Painswick, Painswick, Stroud District, Cotswolds, England
Known as the Queen of The Cotswolds this beautiful village offer mush to admire and history to learn about.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Minchinhampton, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Stroud District, Cotswolds, England
A delightful little village to explore with a cracking country pub.
Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes

Stop At: Badminton, Badminton, Gloucestershire, England
A charming little village next to the estate of the same name where the famous Horse Trials take place and yes, the name does give its name to the racket sport which was invented there in 1863.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sherston, Sherston, Wiltshire, England
A stunning village with a wonderfully wide central street. This is the only locations the trail that falls into Wiltshire.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tetbury, Tetbury, Cotswolds, England
A beautiful little market town full of character and antique shops.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Thames Head Bridge, Cirencester GL7 6NZ, UK
This is the source of the River Thames. It is market by a large head stone. It's a 10 minute walk from the Thames Head pub to reach it.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cirencester Amphitheatre, Cotswold Avenue, Cirencester GL7 1XW England
This impressive remains of a large Roman Amphitheatre is the best example of the town and regions strong and Rich Roman history.
Duration: 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All town walks are easy for all the family to complete. Some rural walks on the Trails will be longer and involve moderately rough tracks through fields and woodland going up hills at times, for example Belas Knap and Chedworth Roman Villa walks.These maybe restrictive for the elderly. For all the walks consider appropriate footwear.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Be sure to follow the current guidance for COVID safety at the time of your Trail
Inclusions
  • Your Complete Discovery Trail Pack
  • Entry/Admission - Belas Knap
  • Entry/Admission - Painswick Beacon
  • Entry/Admission - Cirencester Amphitheatre


Exclusions
  • We do not provide the vehicle for you to complete the Trails in.
  • You will also need some small change for some town car parks.
  • No guarantees of good weather.
  • Entry/Admission - Broadway Tower


Departure Point
1: Badminton GL9 1AJ, UK
2: Cirencester Rd, Tetbury GL8 8EP, UK
3: Cotswold Ave, Cirencester GL7 1XW, UK
4: The St, Bibury, Cirencester GL7 5NP, UK
5: Stroud Rd, Painswick, Stroud GL6 6UT, UK
6: Northleach, Cheltenham GL54 3EG, UK
7: Burford OX18 4RY, UK
8: Rissington Rd, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham GL54 2AY, UK
9: The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1AF, UK
10: Chipping Campden GL55 6AN, UK
11: Dents Terrace, Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5LN, UK


Departure Time
9:30 AM

Duration
2 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Cotswold Discovery Trail in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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Fine Print

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