Make the Most of Springtime in the Cotswolds
It’s that great time of year again; we’re leaving the winter chills behind and looking forward to the bright blue skies of spring. With that in mind, there’s no better way to embrace the great inter-springtime weather than by venturing out to the UK’s finest countryside, the Cotswolds.
To keep things as quintessentially Cotswolds as possible we have detailed must-see unspoilt green spaces to therapeutic places to unwind and rejuvenate, here are some suggestions to help you embrace the Cotswolds this season.
Unleash your inner countryman by heading to the Cotswolds for experiences such as lambing at Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, tree shapes at Batsford Arboretum or simply the famously beautiful walk between Upper and Lower Slaughter. The Cotswolds at this time of year is all about mellow mists, sunlight filtering through woodland and the promise of a good pub lunch.
The Cotswold hills are usually therapy enough in their own right, but otherwise do ask about the latest therapy sessions available at the hotel, during your stay. Day Spa sessions and treatments are offered nearby, perhaps combine a visit to Cheltenham’s Chapel Spa with your stay. A peaceful stay in the heart of the Cotswolds and wonderful food are usually enough to send you home happy in Cotswold bubble, ready to face real life.
After all of your hard work discovering and enjoying the Cotswold way of life, you deserve a delectable dining experience. You’re in Michelin-starred hands at Lords of the Manor, with nearby pubs such as The Feathered Nest or The Kingham Plough on hand to offer relaxed lunchtime dining.
Finally, an honourable mention for the event that really starts the Cotswold ‘Season’. Cheltenham Festival, including Gold Cup Day, is the highlight of the jump racing season and announced with the Cheltenham ‘roar’ as the day’s racing gets underway. Four days of colour, glamour and excitement; Cheltenham Races are the real highlight of a visit to the Cotswolds between 15-18th of March.