A couple of weekends ago, Jack and I headed up to the Cotswolds to stay with some of my family and to have a look around some of the gorgeous places there are there. Jack lives in Bath so it was only an hour and a half car drive to where we stayed. We were lucky to stay with my Gran who lives right in the heart of the Cotswolds. We stayed from Saturday to Monday and it was a really nice trip because Jack has never been to the Cotswolds before – or at least the places we visited.
If you haven’t been before then the Cotswolds in the West Midlands is a gorgeous area of the UK, full of character, beautiful architecture and the cutest little villages. We stayed outside of a town called Broadway, but on the first day we headed to a place called Bourton on the Water. This was REALLY busy, however we went on bank holiday Saturday so I did half expect it to be busy. Bourton is a town situated on the river, and I remember going there as a child and playing in the shallow rivers. We spent an hour or so there and had a wonder, as well as one of the best ice creams I have had, before heading up the road to Stow-on-the-Wold.
Stow-on-the-Wold was a much quieter town, and I realised once we got there that I had actually been there before! For anyone who has been reading my blog for a long time, or followed me on Instagram since 2018 I posted few photos in Stow back then! It was nice as it quieter, and if you head there I really recommend the cafe Huffkins. We didn’t eat there but I have been before and its amazing.
On Sunday, we decided to head into Cheltenham. I have been to Cheltenham before, but not since I was young so I didn’t remember it. I wanted to head in because some friends who live in Cheltenham recommended it and to have a look around the shops. We spent a couple of hours there, as well as popping into H&M to pick up a few pieces. I was a bit disappointed by Cheltenham however some of the buildings were gorgeous and I really loved the Promanade and Montpellier area. We stopped at Cleeve Hill on the way back to look over the views of the city, and we had a family BBQ in the evening.
On Monday, before driving back to Jack’s we visited a couple more places that we had on our list. First up we went into Broadway. I have been to Broadway quite a few times before with family. We ate breakfast at The Deli and had the biggest sausage and bacon sandwiches I have ever seen. I do love Broadway as it’s filled with independent shops – and specifically I loved the interior ones we popped into. On our way back to Bath we also stopped off at Northleach which is the town they filmed This Country in. I haven’t seen the show, but Jack has, so we had a walk around before driving back.
If you haven’t been to the Cotswolds before then I would recommend it for a weekend stay cation – and I bet it would look beautiful at winter! Have you ever been before?
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