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Market Hall © Nadger, Thinkstock

Whether it’s warm hospitality, luxurious spa days or just a pint in a traditional pub, you will find all this and more in our guide to Chipping Campden

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Log House Holidays, Poole Keynes, Gloucestershire

Candia McKormack and family go in search of tranquillity – and a good WiFi signal – on a short break in a Cotswold log house

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David Hughes © Shutterstock

Keep that rubber on the road with a motivational refuel at one of these top cycling cafés in the Cotswolds.

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Chipping Norton © James Stringer, Flickr, (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Chipping Norton has kept its charms with old fashioned streets and characteristic muted yellow buildings but also manages to provide excellent leisure and retail

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Peter Raymond Llewellyn © Shutterstock

Is it any wonder the Cotswolds are one of the most popular places for a staycation?

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Travel

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Log House Holidays, Poole Keynes, Gloucestershire

Candia McKormack and family go in search of tranquillity – and a good WiFi signal – on a short break in a Cotswold log house

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Monday, April 25, 2016
Peter Raymond Llewellyn © Shutterstock

Is it any wonder the Cotswolds are one of the most popular places for a staycation?

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Friday, April 22, 2016
'I suffered innumerable near misses until exertion and madness began to make me long for the sweet release of a machete hit'

I feel like someone who has just exited the heart of darkness having been eaten alive, psychologically tortured and severely traumatised

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
The hotel's exterior

For an enchanting weekend of gourmet delights, look no further than the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Cotswold village of Bibury, England ©  JeniFoto, Shutterstock

From the honey-coloured stone cottages in Burford, to the medieval architecture of Winchcombe high street, the Cotswolds are home to some of the most beautiful scenes in the world. But how many of these pretty towns and villages have you visited?

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Walks

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The Forest of Dean

On a crisp, autumnal day, there is nothing better than gathering the family for a stroll amongst some of the most colourful woodland the Cotswolds has to offer. We’ve accumulated a list of our favourite places to catch the majority of this season’s golden hues.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
There are many walking trails which make the most of the beautiful landscape of the Cotswolds / Image: antb

The ideal way to enjoy the undulating green landscape of the Cotswolds is to slip on your walking shoes and go outdoors. There are a lot of well-trodden routes offering fantastic views of this region of England. Here’s our pick of the best...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Looking out over Cheltenham and beyond

Having had two brilliant days walking in May, the 1st of June was grey and windy as we started our walk from Cleeve Common to Dowdeswell. I took my two geriatric spaniels as I thought it would be warm enough weather and not too strenuous. Not a good idea...

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Monday, June 29, 2015
Views over the Cotswolds

It’s May and we have walked two more sections of the Cotswold way, Stanway to Winchcombe and Winchcombe to Cleeve, in quick succession.

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Monday, June 22, 2015
The Sculpture Trail, Forest of Dean

There’s so much to see and do in the Forest of Dean, you’ll need to plan your summer days out with military precision, as Lynn Ede discovers

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Restaurant Reviews

Friday, June 19, 2015
The Wood Norton Hotel

Cotswold Life equestrian writer Debbie Graham swaps muddy fields and four hooves for fine-dining and music

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Gardens

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The Broadacre Estate - NGS

As part of the National Gardens Scheme, Broadacre will be opening its gates to the general public on 17 April.

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Monday, April 11, 2016
Cotswold Garden Route

To celebrate The Year of the Garden in 2016 and National Gardening Week which runs from today 11 - 17 April, the new ‘Cotswolds Garden Route’ leaflet has been produced to encourage visitors to explore the gardens of the Cotswolds

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Sudeley Castle © Gordon Robertson CC BY 2.0

Horrah for National Gardening Week! It is the perfect occasion for celebrating the arrival of spring with a stroll around some of the prettiest gardens in the Cotswolds.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
10 simple ideas for a beautiful garden this spring (Trudy Wilkerson/Shutterstock)

From the best flowers to plant in spring to inspiring cottage garden style – we reveal 10 things to do this month in the garden to ensure an awesome outside space

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
MRK Services was commissioned to restore all of Hidcote garden's oldest furniture

We’ve been behind the scenes with family-run business MRK Services, who were set the onerous task of restoring some of Hidcote’s oldest and most precious garden furniture.

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, April 29, 2016
Zara Phillips riding High Kingdom at Blenheim ©  Fiona Scott Maxwell

From top eventers to polo players, racehorse trainers to dressage stars all based in the Cotswolds, this list could go on forever, says Debbie Graham

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Equestrian
Monday, April 4, 2016
Eddie the Eagle takes pictures with fan at the Eddie the Eagle premiere held in Leicester Square, London

Cheltenham-born British skier Michael Edwards, joined stars Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton on the red carpet for the London premiere of ‘Eddie the Eagle’.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The course designer Giuseppe Della Chiesa

Former top Italian event rider Giuseppe della Chiesa once dreamt of competing at Badminton Horse Trials, but instead finds himself designing the course at this iconic event

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Equestrian
Monday, March 21, 2016
Stuart Maconie

Radio presenter and writer Stuart Maconie will be at Chipping Norton Literary Festival discussing his new book on the North, The Pie At Night. He spoke to Katie Jarvis about bingo, Bowie, and why Boris Johnson is the best test of the North/South divide

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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Tom Kerridge

TV chef Tom Kerridge has just been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Gloucestershire, where he’ll be giving a public lecture this month. Katie Jarvis talked to him at his two Michelin-starred pub, the Hand and Flowers in Marlow. (And, yes, she did get lunch.)

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Events

53 minutes ago
Jane Monckton-Smith

None of us know what goes on behind closed doors, but Dr Jane Monckton-Smith is putting the causes and consequences of living in fear into the spotlight.

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Holly Saunders

Celebrating the humble oil pastel as a medium in its own right

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Cornbury Music Festival 2015, 
Great Tew, Oxfordshire


Copyright Ben Phillips Photography
+44 (0)7785 721740
 www.bphillips.co.uk

Join All Saints, Bryan Ferry, Seal and Jamie Cullum at the stunning Great Tew Estate for the Cotswolds’ best open air party of the summer.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
F-35 Lightning II (Photo by Jamie Hunter)

Look on at leisure as history is made at the famous Royal International Air Tattoo

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Royal Signals White Helmets

Proud to be its media partner, Cotswold Life takes a sneak peek at the action-packed line-up promised for this year’s Cotswold Show & Food Festival, taking place on July 2 and 3 at Cirencester Park.

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Arts

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Sebastian Field as mayor

The Old Baptist Chapel in Tewkesbury will hold four concerts exploring the rich history of the Chapel and of Tewkesbury – two in May and two in July.

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Holly Saunders

Celebrating the humble oil pastel as a medium in its own right

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Cornbury Music Festival 2015, 
Great Tew, Oxfordshire


Copyright Ben Phillips Photography
+44 (0)7785 721740
 www.bphillips.co.uk

Join All Saints, Bryan Ferry, Seal and Jamie Cullum at the stunning Great Tew Estate for the Cotswolds’ best open air party of the summer.

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Monday, April 11, 2016
A Balloon flies over Fog covering Gloucester, with May Hill in the background © Paul Nicholls, www.paulnichollsphotography.com

Our readers have captured the beauty of spring with some spectacular photography

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Prize of Cotswold in a landscape, by J Miles of Northleach

Famous Cotswold 19th-century artist depicting Cotswold animals comes to Antiques for Everyone Spring Fair at the NEC, Birmingham, April 7-10

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Interiors

This fairytale cottage has benefited from having a much bigger and more substantial porch built on,

Have you ever wondered what the pretty thatched cottages of the Cotswolds look like inside? Well now you can find out...

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Cotswold Interiors
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Carpetwise Curtainwise Furniturewise

We caught up with family firm Carpetwise, Curtainwise and Furniturewise for some expert home decor advice.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Walk In Shower Company

Your bathroom is one of the busiest rooms in the home, so it has to be a space that works for you. From easy access showers to a full refurbishment, bathroom expert Phil Dawes from the Walk In Shower Company shares some inspiring ideas.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Cotswold Candle Company

Where better to draw inspiration for heavenly scented candles than the rolling hills of the Cotswold countryside?

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Clearview 650 with High Canopy in a Warwickshire house

Clearview Stoves have been manufacturing wood burning stoves for 29 years

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Recipes

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Daylesford braised lamb recipe

Daylesford Farm have provided a delicious lamb recipe for the Easter weekend - with an Italian twist.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015
Leftover Bubble & Squeak cakes by Daylesford

This is a fantastic way to use up your leftover roasted vegetables, sprouts and potatoes on Boxing Day. These little cakes could easily be brunch, late lunch or even a quick supper after a busy Christmas Day.

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Monday, November 23, 2015
Confit pork belly

A signature dish from Eckington Manor, featured in our printed December issue

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Friday, November 6, 2015
Game pie served with fresh vegetables

Try this fast food version of game pie which can be made in double quick time if you buy ready prepared short crust pastry

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Monday, April 11, 2016
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Self building an eco home in the Cotswolds could be more than a distant dream once you learn the benefits of sustainable building and how to integrate these ideas into your new house. Here are five reasons to opt for green construction over traditional designs

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Friday, January 29, 2016
Ben with some of the Butler Sherborn team

Ben Way has been applying his expertise in all things equestrian for Butler Sherborn for the last five years – which has proved to be a perfect fit for both Ben and the firm as he spends his spare time competing at the very highest level in eventing.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Alice in Winterland comes to Cheltenham Town Hall

Enter a land full of wonder, mystery and danger, where you’ll need to be as mad as a hatter!

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