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Discovering England's Cotswolds

Paul Bellaart Taking in the 99 clipped yew trees in the gardens at St. Mary's Church. Jacket and skirt by Ralph Lauren Collection; shoes, Stuart Weitzman; bag, Anya Hindmarch; hat, Vince; gloves, Lacoste.

Photo: Paul Bellaart

With its bucolic setting, stylish manor houses, and the influx of a new generation of Londoners (rocker turned cheesemaker?), the Cotswolds, one of England’s loveliest areas, is now also one of its most glamorous.

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Destinations: Chipping Campden · The Cotswolds · Tetbury

Inspired by: Discovering England’s Cotswolds — by Alexandra Marshall, Published May. 2008

Hotels (5)

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    Kingham Plough

    Emily Watkins is the chef-owner of this recently refurbished laid back B&B. She gets her quail eggs from a 12-year-old boy down the road as part of

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    Feathered Nest Inn

    Formerly the Westcote Inn

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    Bruern Holiday Cottages

    Twelve stunning houses, furnished with quality antiques, one sleeping up to 10, are set on proper gardens, with a swimming pool and play areas.

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    Kings Head Inn

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    Cotswold House

    The rooms are thick with over-the-top modern furniture and the main restaurant, Juliana's, is so formal you need to bring dress-up clothes. Though,

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Restaurants (6)

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    The Woolpack

    This is the Platonic ideal of a cute roadside dive, and it hasn't changed much by its most recent owner, the contemporary sculptor Dan Chadwick - e

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    The Swan

    This new-guard gastropub, where Kate Moss is a regular, is overseen by Locanda Locatelli's Federico Turri, whose pork belly, made from the rare Mid

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    Churchill Arms

    Casual (order from the bar) but with a sophisticated menu, this gastropub serves both posh and humble locals alike.

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    Allium

    The prix fixe lunch is wonderful at this white-tablecloth restaurant in Fairford.

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    Chef's Table

    Michael and Sarah Bedford run the no-frills Chef’s Table. From its open kitchen come classic dishes such as moules marinières and pork belly with m

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    The Trouble House Inn

Activities (8)

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    Merriscourt Arts Centre

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    Highgrove Shop

    Prince Charles' green shop features his Duchy Originals organic goods.

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    C-Side Spa at Cowley Manor

    Book a treatment at this hypermodern spa in a tranquil natural setting.

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    Stroud Farmers' Market

    Stop in for gourmet chutneys, flowers, cheeses, meat, fish, and game.

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    Byrne & Burge

    Founded in 2007 with a mission to revive Savile Row tailoring, Byrne & Burge is a bespoke tailoring house located in London’s Mayfair neighborhood.

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    Blenhelm Palace

    The Duke of Marlborough lives here, Winston Churchill was born here, and Capability Brown did the gardens.

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    Sudeley Castle

    Nature lovers and history buffs should spend the afternoon in the 15th-century castle. The 14-acre grounds include an English rose garden.

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    Daylesford Organic Farmshop

    In addition to farmshop Daylesford is also a garden store, yoga studio, spa, and designer clothing boutique. For more than 20 years, the owners hav

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  • Mini Summer Trip Guide to England's Cotswolds

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    So what if the euro is up and the dollar is down?That doesn’t mean you should skip a trip to Europe. You can still find great deals, even in pricey places. In the Cotswolds, the secret is simple: k

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    Barnsley, Cowley, London, The Cotswolds, Mayfair

    Visions of firelit Cotswolds country inns, shopping at Harrod's, and carols in the Royal Albert Hall make England—especially London—a potent draw at Christmastime.

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