Luxury Hotels In The Cotswolds
Luxury hotels in the Cotswolds draw travelers from all over England and the world. History is alive in the Cotswolds, a region where one can find Stone Age and Iron Age burial grounds, Roman roads and forts, and market towns that are direct descendants of medieval fairs. In a region of unspoiled beauty, there are plenty of activities for guests at the luxury hotels.
As elegant as their hotel accommodation may be, guests will be lured from their luxury hotels by an extraordinary number of unusual attractions. In the village of Bourton-on-the-Water, for instance, travelers will find an ornithological theme park, featuring all kinds of birds, from penguins to birds of prey. There you'll also find a model of the village, replicated on a 10:1 scale. It includes a model of the model village, too!
Nearby Stow-on-the-Wold is located on the Fosse Way, an ancient Roman road now known as Route A429. In medieval times, Stow was a major market and continued to be a center for the wool trade, with 20,000 sheep trading hands on one fair day in the 1800s. Horses were also traded here, and the tradition continues with huge fairs held in May and October.
Travelers can find elegant accommodation at Lords of the Manor, a former rectory in a quiet village that is within easy access of these and other towns of the Cotswolds. Built from the golden-hued stone of the surrounding hills and situated on eight acres of gardens and parkland, Lords offers modern comfort, superior service and exquisite dining in an historic setting.