New for 2019! This enchanting half-day tour is the perfect summertime introduction to the Cotswolds, meandering through glorious countryside and visiting some of the key locations in this delightful corner of England.
Read below for a full description of the Cotswold Rover tour, and click the Availability tab to the left to check on dates and complete a booking.
Description & Route
The ‘Cotswold Rover’ sets off with a drive from Oxford to Bampton, one of the oldest villages in England with its quaint square and Norman church. Downton Abbey fans might want to look out for Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes, because this is where the village scenes were filmed for the popular period drama, now being made into a feature film. Buildings to look out for include the Old Rectory (Churchgate House), the library and several houses in Church View, including two that were adapted to look like pubs.
Continuing through Kelmscott, the summer home of the Arts & Crafts founder William Morris, and Lechlade on the River Thames, we arrive in the old coaching town of Fairford, with its impressive ‘wool church’ of St Mary’s, complete with some of the finest medieval stained glass in the country.
We then follow a scenic route to the idyllic village of Bibury, with its 17th century cottages, river and trout farm. 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.
We then head back east and visit the busy town of Burford with its quirky shops and cafés perched on the steep side of the Windrush valley, before returning to Oxford through the charming villages of Asthall and Swinbrook.
Day for this tour: Saturdays only between June and September
13:00 – 18:30 (Spring/Summer programme only)
Price: £65.00 per person
Tours depart from The Visitor Information Centre in Broad Street, Oxford. We can, occasionally, pick up from other points along the route, including The Market Place in Woodstock.
Why not make a day of it by doing a Walking Tour of the charming Medieval city of Oxford before your Rover trip to the Cotswolds!
Additional charge: £15.00 per person
Please note: we run this tour during the summer months only, between June and September. If you require clarification, please Contact us.
Price does not include entrance to optional attractions.
The above itineraries and routing may be subject to change depending upon weather, traffic restrictions or other factors beyond our control.
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