Tag Archives: Cotswolds

The Cotswolds: A History Of Yarnton, Oxfordshire

We’ve visited Yarnton before in the first episode of Exploring the Cotswolds, but at the time we didn’t realise there was so much more to see. Join us this week as we explore the church and some of the stories around the village.

Yarnton is a village and civil parish in Oxfordshire about 1 mile southwest of Kidlington and 4 miles northwest of Oxford. The 2011 Census recorded the parish’s population as 2,545.

Archaeology: Chedworth Roman Villa In England

Join us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Trust Chedworth Roman Villa in Gloucestershire and discover Britain’s first known 5th-century mosaic. Although the site in the Cotswolds is currently closed for visitors, you can still uncover the fascinating story behind this mosaic and meet one of the archaeologists involved in its excavation.

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Views From Above: ‘The Cotswolds – England’

The Cotswolds is a rural area of south central England covering parts of 6 counties, notably Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Its rolling hills and grassland harbour thatched medieval villages, churches and stately homes built of distinctive local yellow limestone. The 102-mile Cotswold Way walking trail follows the Cotswold Edge escarpment from Bath in the south to Chipping Campden in the north. 

Travel In The Cotswolds: ‘Minchinhampton’ (Video)

Minchinhampton is a Cotswold village on the western side of the Cotswolds, near Stroud. Its ancient 580 acre common offers far reaching views across the severn estuary and into Wales. This classic English village is well worth a visit for any Cotswold traveller.

Travel In The Cotswolds: ‘Stroud To Tetbury’ (Video)

We’re continuing our journey south in this episode, having been to Painswick and the Slad Valley in episode five. We begin in Stroud, and move through the golden valley to Minchinhampton, high up on the escarpment and then down to Cirencester, before moving through Malmesbury and onto Tetbury.

Stroud is a market town and civil parish in the centre of Gloucestershire, England. It is the main town in Stroud District. Situated below the western escarpment of the Cotswold Hills at the meeting point of the Five Valleys, the town is noted for its steep streets, independent spirit and cafe culture. 

Tetbury is a town and civil parish inside the Cotswold district in England. It lies on the site of an ancient hill fort, on which an Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded, probably by Ine of Wessex, in 681.

Travel In The Cotswolds: ‘History Of Cirencester’

Often regarded as the capital of the Cotswolds, Cirencester was once the second largest town in Britain during Roman times. It’s name back then was Corinium Dobunnorum and today makes for essential visiting to any Cotswold traveller. The history of the Gloucestershire town spans several centuries, reflected by the dozens of interesting buildings nestled in the centre.