This is a perfect half-day tour for those wanting to experience the delights of the Cotswolds but who cannot spare a whole day. You will see idyllic stone hamlets, hidden valleys and rivers and be entertained with stories about the history and culture of the region and local traditions. An unforgettable introduction to one of Britain’s finest regions delivered by local experts in a small group tour.
What You'll Get
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Stop At: Bampton Library Old Grammar School Church View, Bampton OX18 2NE England
Our tour starts with a drive to Bampton, one of the oldest villages in the UK, with its quaint 17th and 18th century cottages. Bampton has become famous as the location for the village of Downton in Downton Abbey. Visit the area around Bampton's church and library where so many scenes of this iconic television series were filmed!
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Arlington Row, Bibury GL7 5NJ England
The Cotswold Rover sets off with a drive from Oxford to Bibury, one of the most beautiful and idyllic villages of the Cotswolds, with its 17th century cottages, river and trout farm. Time to walk around the village and see the iconic Arlington Row Cottages.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Church of St Peter & St Paul, The Church of St. Peter & St. Paul Market Place, Northleach GL54 3HL England
Following the Coln Valley, we pass through pretty stone hamlets, hidden valleys and remarkable scenery, before arriving in the historic wool town of Northleach with its imposing Perpendicular church tower. Time to visit the church and market place.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Burford Library 86A High Street, Burford OX18 4QF England
We then cross over to the delightful Sherborne Valley tracing the course of the River Windrush through more enchanting hamlets and big country estates. Our return journey to Oxford takes us through the bustling town of Burford, where you can stop and browse around the quirky shops and cafes and the splendid St John the Baptist Church.
Duration: 40 minutes
Pass By: St Mary's Church, Swinbrook, Burford England
We return to Oxford via the charming villages of Asthall and Swinbrook.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- Not recommended for children under 8 years
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- Bottled water
- Pick up on request from hotels in North Oxford
- Pick up from Oxford Station on request
Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
Returns to original departure point
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The Fine Print
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