An award-winning three acre garden surrounding a fine 18th century Manor House. The garden features luxuriant terraces and wide herbaceous borders with stunning plant, texture and colour combinations. Imaginative topiary includes a knot garden, parterre and topiary walk and there are several spring-fed water features including a raised basket pond from the Great Exhibition of 1851. You will also find a unique Shade House, a serene White Garden and many creatively planted pots. A raised 18th century walk provides an enticing link to the Cotswold landscape beyond. An abundance of unusual, rare and exotic plants make this garden a delight for the dedicated plantsman.
Broadway Tower is a unique Capability Brown Folly Tower open to visitors wanting to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location. It is one of England’s outstanding viewpoints and at 1024 feet (312m) above sea level, it is the second highest point on the Cotswold escarpment with unrivalled views. You can survey an expanse of a 62 mile radius and as many as 16 Counties. With Graphic displays on three floors, roof viewing platform and Tower Shop are a must for Cotswold visits.
Conveniently located on the Cotswold Way, Broadway Tower is the perfect place to start your walk, be it a short circuit or hike. There is ample car parking for patrons of Broadway Tower and refreshments await to reward the completed walk at the wonderful Morris &Brown Caféwhich serves drinks, cakes lunches and teas all year round.
The Cotswold Wildlife Park &Gardens exhibits over 260 different species of animals. The park is set in 160 acres of landscaped parkland and gardens.
Painswick Rococo Garden is the country's sole surviving complete rococo garden. Designed in the 1740s as a fanciful pleasure garden for Benjamin Hyett and his guests, this hidden valley offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and intriguing garden buildings.
Sezincote is unique. At the heart of a traditional, family-run estate covering 4,500 acres of rolling Cotswold countryside stands a 200-year-old Mogul Indian palace, set in a romantic landscape of temples, grottoes, waterfalls and canals reminiscent of the Taj Mahal.
Stanway is an outstandingly beautiful example of a Jacobean manor house, owned by Tewkesbury Abbey for 800 years then for 500 years by the Tracy family and their descendants, the Earls of Wemyss who still live there.
Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle &Gardens has played an important role in England’s history for over 1,000 years.
Rated amongst the top attractions on TripAdvisor for ‘Things to Do in the Cotswolds’, the castle rooms and exhibits contain many fascinating treasures, from ancient Roman times to the present day.
Cheltenham Racecourse is a racecourse for horse racing events, located at Prestbury Park, near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. Its most prestigious meeting is the Cheltenham Festival, held in March, which features several Grade I races including the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, Ryanair Chase and the Stayers' Hurdle.
Known for its intimate chamber concerts, magnificent orchestral and choral works and stunning solo performances in beautiful spaces across Cheltenham and Gloucestershire.
A cultural centre of international repute, Cheltenham provides a wide range of entertainment for visitors to enjoy, including excellent theatre, music, dance and comedy. Gustav Holst, the composer of The Planets Suite, was born here and a visit to the Holst Birthplace Museum is highly recommended. Famous people to have visited Cheltenham include Handel, Samuel Johnson, the Duke of Wellington, Princess Victoria, Lord Byron and Jane Austen. Cheltenham is a place of fine regency buildings, wide tree-lined avenues,beautiful parks, scenic lakes, spacious lawns and manicured gardens.
Gloucester is an important inland port on the River Severn, linked by canal to the docks at Sharpness 16 miles away. Roman Legions established a fortress here in AD43. Today the city's main roads still follow the pattern of the original roman roads designed by the daughter of Alfred the Great. Gloucester's main attractions are the House of "The Tailor of Gloucester" where you can view each and every episode of the famous Beatrix Potter tale, 2003 being the 200th anniversary of the story being published. The East Gate viewing chamber, Gloucester Cathedral which was founded 1300 years ago and which some younger visitors will recognise as "Hogwarts".