Cotswolds National Landscape, Fosse Way, Northleach, Cheltenham GL54 3JH, UK
About Cotswolds AONB
The Cotswold Hills rise gently west from the broad, green meadows of the upper Thames to crest in a dramatic escarpment above the Severn valley and Evesham Vale. Rural England at its most mellow, the landscape draws a unique warmth and richness from the famous stone beauty of its buildings.
Attractions near Cotswolds AONB
The National Trust's Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate, Gloucestershire, is a Cotswold country estate and 17th century grandstand. It houses the best of the Sherborne collection, inherited from Lord Sherborne in 1982, highlights include Kent furniture and family portraits. It is England's only surviving 17th-century deer course and grandstand.
The stone villa was first built in the early 2nd century and expanded in the 4th century. The luxurious features and precious marble mosaics lead archaeologists to believe the dwelling belonged to a very wealthy and high-status Romano-Briton family. It is one of the largest and most elaborate Roman villas so far discovered in Britain and one with the latest occupation beyond the Roman period.
Birdland Park and Gardens is home to 500 birds in Bourton-On-The-Water in Gloucestershire. Birdland began in the 5-acre grounds of a Tudor manor house called Chardwar and was started by Len Hill, who was often referred to as the Penguin Millionaire They have over 130 species of birds including penguins, pelicans, flamingos, cranes, and storks. Many of the species are now part of active breeding programs controlled by studbooks in co-operation with European and International organizations.
The Cotswold Motoring Museum is a museum in the Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England. It features the motoring history of the 20th century. The Museum has seven galleries - overflowing with vintage and classic cars, caravans, precarious-looking motorcycles, original enamel signs, a unique toy collection and an intriguing array of motoring curiosities. The museum's toy collection includes pedal cars, bicycles, toy cars, buses, aeroplanes and other vehicles.
Grade ll listed, the model village is a mini replica of the heart of the beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-onthe-Water. The village was created and officially opened in 1937. See the River Windrush flow under the famous bridge surrounded by miniature trees and even music playing in the church.
Started in 1971 for the purpose of protecting rare breeds of farm animals and was owned by Adam Henson who is passionate about farming and a regular feature on TV programmes such as Spring Watch. It has now developed into one of the UK's finest open farms and rare breed centres. There are ride-on tractors and an array of rare breeds of goats, sheep, pigs and cattle and also there are so many attractions in and around this place.
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The cathedral city of Gloucester nestled between the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, is Britain’s most inland port, rich with history dating back to Roman times. Gloucester’s many museums and attractions tell the stories of those that have made a great impact on England and the world.