Roaming in the Cotswolds and Beyond.
Just over two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Cotswolds, England with a group of friends. Normally fascinated with cityscape, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I did some initial research and found that there were quite a number of charming towns and villages to visit in the hilly region (the term “wolds” refers to a range of hills), and was pretty much ready. The one thing I was a bit worried about was driving on the ‘other’ side of the road (and the fact that I couldn’t drive a manual shift didn’t seem to help either). In any case, we all arrived safely at London’s Heathrow airport, got into our rental vehicles (a Prius and a Passat) and we were off on the M4 motorway heading west.

footbridge, bourton-on-the-water.

While we visited many small towns and villages, there were a couple I found notable. The first of which is Burton-on-the-Water, also known as “Venice of the Cotswolds.” At the center of town the River Windrush flows through, under charming footbridges made of Cotswold stone, which is a type of limestone native to the area. Even in the light rain we still enjoyed a walk through town and then some afternoon tea.
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