Explore the Cotswolds

Our luxury hotel in the Cotswold’s is situated in the heart of the English countryside and provides the perfect base for you to get out and explore the local area.

Days out in Gloucestershire are glorious; we are surrounded by wonderfully quaint villages, graceful rolling hills, and many beautiful little towns. We are the true heart of England, with a vast offering of countryside strolls, wonderful shops, fantastic pubs and a breath-taking backdrop to accompany it all. We epitomise all that is wonderful in the English countryside and invite you to experience it for yourself.

What’s on in the Cotswolds

There is always something happening in the Cotswolds, and with our close location to Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham, Blenheim Palace and much more, you will never be short of places to explore.

At reception, we have our special ‘little black book’ which holds all the information about what’s happening in the area, so do ask us for some inspiration during your stay. Here are just a few events that are happening throughout the year – the Cotswolds offers an eclectic mix to suit everyone’s interests.

Farming and Agricultural Events

For nature enthusiasts

Live Lambing, Cotswold Farm Park

From February 16th onwards, usually up to the end of April

Rare Plant Fair, Quenington

April 14th, 

Asparagus! In Season.

May-June Local Evesham Asparagus

Cheese Rolling

May 27th 

Blenheim Palace Flower Show

June 21st-23rd

Cotswold Show and Food Festival

July 13th-14th

BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace

August 1st-4th

Moreton Show

September 7th

Autumn Colour at Batsford Arboretum

Racing Events

Gloucestershire hosts some of the biggest and best racing events in the UK

The Festival and Gold Cup Meeting,  Cheltenham 

March 12th-15th

The April Meeting, Cheltenham Racecourse

April 18th-19th

Badminton Horse Trials

May 1st-5th

Arts and Literature Events

There are some very high profile events locally including some small venue events that punch above their weight!

CADA Art and Antique Fair

February 21th-24th

FRESH: Art Fair, Cheltenham

April 25th-28th

Chipping Campden Literature Festival

May 7th-11th

Cheltenham Literature Festival

October 4th-13th


Music and Entertainment

Events you aren’t likely to forget for some time

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

1st-6th May

Chipping Campden Music Festival

May 11th-25th

Cheltenham Science Festival

June 4th-9th

Longborough Opera Festival

June 5th – 3rd August

Cornbury Festival, Great Tew

July 5th-7th

Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford

July 19th-21th

Guiting Power Music Festival

July 19th-28th

Wilderness Festival

August 1nd-4th

Big Feastival

August 23th-25th

Sudeley Castle Spectacle of Light

December 8th-30th evenings.


Popular Villages

Bourton-on-the-Water (10 minutes by car)

Stow-on-the-Wold (10 minutes)

Broadway (30 minutes)

Chipping Campden (30 minutes)

Burford (30 minutes)

Walks from the Hotel

Tranquil walks for you to enjoy – we’ll even provide the wellingtons!

Broadway Tower

Cotswold’s Wildlife Park, near Burford

Cirencester Water Park

And of course, the beautiful circular walk to nearby Lower Slaughter

Some Guests are Happy Never to Leave Upper Slaughter…

With its expansive 8 acres of land, beguiling countryside walks and the choice of exploring the gorgeous gardens or having afternoon tea on the lawn, we find that many guests are happy just to relax at one of the finest hotels in the area or to explore the village.

Book your stay at our luxury hotel in the Cotswolds today and receive the best rate guaranteed. Check availability, call or email and a member of the team will be happy to help.

Explore the Hotel and Gardens

Lords of the Manor dates back to around 1649 and was originally a much smaller house, added to and altered over the years.

The Slaughter family (originally ‘Sclostre’ meaning “a muddy place”), purchased the Manor from Henry VIII. It was later occupied by the excellently named Ferdinando Tracy Travell, whose portrait hangs on the first floor landing, with his coat-of-arms is incorporated into the decoration of the Drawing Room fireplace.

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Near Cheltenham

Lords of the Manor is very close to Cheltenham. The popular spa town has a whole array of shops, restaurants, bars and high street chains as well as strong railway links and of course, the popular racecourse.

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