Places To See
The GWR is an all-volunteer steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds. Since 1981, the volunteers have restored over 10 miles of line, together with platforms, buildings, steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock. In addition to a scheduled service, GWR hosts a number of galas and enthusiasts’ events throughout the year, including our popular Santa Specials.
Cotswold manor house with eclectic collection and Arts & Crafts-style garden Eccentric combination of terraces and ponds forming outdoor rooms Bright colours and delightful scents, The home of thousands of fascinating treasures collected entirely by architect and craftsman, Charles Paget Wade.
Cotswolds Guided Tours, a Unique Day Trip Experience, Tours throughout the year for a maximum of 7 guests, ideal for Solo Travellers, Couples & Small Groups.
Stanway House is noted for its mellow Cotswold stone known as Guiting Yellow, for its architecture Jacobean mullions and gables and Cotswold, like the Charles I working shuffleboard table, has been in the house since it was made, and by its setting close to the church, Gatehouse, Tithe Barn and cottages and surrounded by an enchanting garden and ancient parkland.
Situated just 8 miles from Oxford on A44, the Palace was created a World Heritage site in 1987 and is the home of 11th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
Established in 1971, the Farm Park can be aptly described as a pageant of history on four legs. Alongside our serious aims of conservation and education, visitors of all ages will find themselves easily entertained. On display is an unrivalled collection of rare breeds of British farm animals including sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, horses, poultry and waterfowl.
At the time Shakespeare was a child his father the Mayor welcomed groups of actors to entertain the townspeople. This may have started Shakespeare´s interest in the theatre, which led him to London to work, but he returned to Stratford upon Avon near the end of his life.
Ancestral home of the Earls of Warwick and the "King Maker". Warwick Castle is the finest medieval castle in England dating back to the days of William the Conquerer and it brings to life 1000 years of history. Many attractions including periodic displays of swordmanship, jousting, and birds of prey. Allow a full day for visiting.
The Throckmortons have lived at Coughton since 1409 when the first Throckmorton came here from Throckmorton village near Hadbury, Worcestershire in 1409. It is believed that there was a medieval house on this site then and the church next to the house was built in about 1450.