What places could we get to see?
- Lower Slaughter
- Minster Lovell
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Departing from your Southampton hotel or cruise at 9am, you’ll start the day by visiting the fascinating village of Bibury. A fairy-tale village with wonderful stone buildings strung out along the banks of the River Coln.
From Bibury we then continue on to arguably the most famous Cotswolds town and regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England; Bourton-on-the-Water. Known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ there is plenty to see and do with a wealth of attractions, shops, restaurants and tea rooms.
Our next stop is the picturesque village of Lower Slaughter, one of the prettiest villages in the Northern Cotswolds and set in the most amazing countryside.
We continue to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. Here you’ll have time to browse among honey-coloured buildings, cosy pubs, narrow streets, interesting shops and tiny tea rooms. Here you have free time to explore and enjoy some lunch.
From here we go through some enchanting Cotswold villages to the town of Burford, often called the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’. A very iconic town and home to one of the most beautiful and ancient churches in the region. Stories aplenty!
Then we spend the afternoon travelling along the stunning Windrush Valley visiting hidden villages and the highlight of tour, the beautiful village and ancient ruins of Minster Lovell. This pretty village on the River Windrush boasts plenty of Cotswold stone and thatched roofs, as well as holding the title of being the region’s most haunted village. Minster Lovell is perhaps best known for the ruins of its 15th century hall, owned by generations of the Lovell family.
Departure will be late afternoon returning to your hotel or Southampton cruise by 5:00pm.