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From treetops to Roman towns: the best things to do in the Cotswolds

Chastleton House
Little has changed at Chastleton House since the 17th century Credit: Peter Llewellyn

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What a wealth of things to see: geography and history have combined to offer a great gamut of attractions in the Cotswolds, from beautifully sited country houses and some of the country’s most glorious gardens to wonderful medieval churches and absorbing Roman remains. But the region is no time-warp; you’ll find that its chocolate-box prettiness doesn’t preclude contemporary enterprise and eccentric modern charm.

Take the family to walk in the treetops of one England’s greatest arboretums; introduce the kids to giraffes at eye height; learn about local gin, and enjoy a tipple. It would be a very tall call to explore all the venues the Cotswolds offers, so to advise and inspire we’ve selected...

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