Explore the Cotswolds

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

Days out in Gloucestershire are glorious; we are surrounded by quaint villages, graceful rolling hills, and many beautiful 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 8th February – 19th April

Rare Plant Fair, Quenington

 19th  April

Asparagus! In Season.

April-June Local Evesham Asparagus

Cheese Rolling

May 25th 

Blenheim Palace Flower Show

26th – 28th June

Cotswold Show and Food Festival

 11th-12th July

Moreton Show

5th September

Racing Events

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

The Festival and Gold Cup Meeting,  Cheltenham 

10th-13th March

The April Meeting, Cheltenham Racecourse

15th-16th April

Badminton Horse Trials

6th– 10th  May

Arts and Literature Events

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

FRESH: Art Fair, Cheltenham

24th-26th April

Chipping Campden Literature Festival

 5th– 9th May

Cheltenham Literature Festival

2nd-11th October

CADA Art and Antique Fair

15th– 18th October


Music and Entertainment

Events you aren’t likely to forget for some time

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

5th – 10th May

Cheltenham Science Festival

2nd – 7th June

Longborough Opera Festival

4th June – 4th August

Cornbury Festival, Great Tew

10th– 12th July

Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford

17th– 19th July

Guiting Power Music Festival

24th July – 2nd August

Wilderness Festival

30th July – 2nd August

Big Feastival

28th – 20th August


Popular Villages

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

Stow-on-the-Wold (10 minutes)

Burford (25 minutes)

Broadway (30 minutes)

Chipping Campden (30 minutes)

Walks from the Hotel

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

Broadway Tower

Cotswold 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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