The Cotswold Rover
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
Our tour starts with a drive to the pretty village of Bampton, one of the oldest villages in England, with its 17th and 18th century cottages. Bampton has become famous in recent years as the location for the village of ‘Downton’ in the popular television series Downton Abbey. Visit the area around Bampton’s church and library, used for filming so many scenes in Downton Abbey.
We then continue our drive through some charming stone villages to the idyllic village of Bibury, one of the most beautiful and idyllic villages of the Cotswolds, 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 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, with its quirky shops and cafes and 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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