Five romantic things to do in the Cotswolds

The charming Cotswolds is well known for offering the very best in quintessential English charm. Its quaint towns and villages, rolling green hills, historic pubs, and inviting B&Bs make it the perfect destination for a romantic break for two.

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Below, we take a look at some of the area’s most romantic activities.

Fine dining

Dining in the Cotswolds is a joy, for the quality and sheer variety of options. From a Michelin starred restaurant to a hearty gastropub, dining out can be an incredibly romantic experience. Whether you want a glamorous evening of luxury or just a cosy restaurant, you and your loved one are sure to find somewhere to suit you.

Stay overnight

According to an article recently published by the Express, more people than ever before are choosing to live in market towns. Their rural charm and combination of both the quiet life of the countryside and the gentle bustle of the market puts them ahead of the competition, and the Cotswolds are an especially popular choice. When you and your loved one arrive, you may not want to leave! So why not make a special occasion of it and stay overnight? Whether you choose a B&B in Cheltenham, who offer tea and coffee and a beautiful breakfast with well heated rooms which a Cheltenham Boiler Service from companies like blu-fish or a stunning boutique hotel in another area, the Cotswolds boasts some of the most attractive accommodation in the county.

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Idyllic walking

There are few things more relaxing and romantic than a long walk. The Cotswolds has some of the most beautiful routes in England – through flower strewn valleys, market towns, or the majestic Forest of Dean. You don’t just have to take it easy in the outdoors either. The Forest of Dean also has options for more adventurous couples, such as cycling, kayaking, and more!

Take a steam train ride

Steam trains hark back to a simpler era of glamour, adventure, and languid travel. With a glass of champagne in hand and a loved one by your side, a trip across the English countryside in a steam train is hard to beat for romance.

A trip back in time in Malmesbury

Reputedly Britain’s oldest borough, Malmesbury is a popular destination for its stunning natural springs, ancient abbey, and atmospheric winding streets. Take a picnic and make a day of it, arm in arm.


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