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HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron, Music in Country Churches, at a concert at Malmesbury Abbey, Malmesbury, Wiltshire,England, on Saturday 21st May. The concert was performed by the English Chamber Orchestra and featured British Cellist, Caroline Dale.
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HRH The Prince of Wales, patron of Music in Country Churches, attended a concert at Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The concert was performed by the English Chamber Orchestra and featured British cellist, Caroline Dale.

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Painswick ©  Raymond Llewellyn, Shutterstock

Whether you want to enjoy cream tea in a landscaped garden or unwind in front of a log fire in a local pub, we’ve created a guide to help you make the most of your visit to the countryside town of Painswick.

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Arlington Row © Jenifoto, Shutterstock

Perhaps one of the most famous locations in the Cotswolds, the quintessential cottages and pretty riverside location of Bibury are a must-visit on any trip to the region.

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Andrew Roland © Shutterstock

Cotswold villages are some of the most beautiful in Britain – think honey-coloured cottages, cosy pubs, tiny tearooms and narrow streets. We pick ten of the prettiest Cotswolds villages to explore.

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Are you in search of beautiful Cotswold views?

The Cotswolds are famous for rolling hills, countryside views and honey-coloured architecture. Here are ten of the best places to catch a glimpse of breathtaking Cotswold scenery.

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Travel

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Calcot Manor outdoor spa area

With close connections to the M5, M40 and M4, and a convenient two hour train journey to London, the Cotswolds are the perfect location for a spa weekend away. Here are eight of our favourite places to go.

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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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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

Yesterday, 10:00
Chris Beardshaw's garden

Cotswold gardeners are celebrating after a clutch of top awards at The Chelsea Flower Show which saw Andy Sturgeon winning Best Show Garden.

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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

Whether you're an avid gardener or a lover of all things outdoors, we pick some of the most beautiful gardens in the Cotswolds we think are definitely worth a visit.

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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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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

09:29
Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger

Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger will be discussing approaches to end of life care at the University of Gloucestershire’s Cathedral Lecture.

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Friday, May 20, 2016
The Sheriff (Virgile Elana) and El Gifford. Photo by Gem Hall

Candia McKormack saddles up her trusty steed and heads way out west with Giffords Circus

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Open Farm Sunday at Court Farm

Local farmers Lisa and Simon would be delighted if you could join them and their team to see how their farm runs and also give the opportunity to visit their Farm Shop & Butchery. The open day is taking place on Sunday 5 June.

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Monday, May 16, 2016
Hemsley + Hemsley

The Lucky Onion Club is delighted to announce that they will be teaming up with healthy, food-loving sisters, Hemsley + Hemsley, to host two exclusive events on Thursday, May 19 2016 at No. 38 The Park, with tickets now on sale.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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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Arts

Tue, 18:03
Banff Mountain Film Festival

This year showcases a selection of the most breathtaking and remarkable films from the global mountain and sports community.

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Friday, May 20, 2016
The Sheriff (Virgile Elana) and El Gifford. Photo by Gem Hall

Candia McKormack saddles up her trusty steed and heads way out west with Giffords Circus

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Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Cotswold Savoyards in 'Anything Goes' at the Cheltenham Everyman

If you want to throw the most fantastic party ever, then here’s an idea. Ditch all your family and friends and invite the entire membership of the Cotswold Savoyards instead, says Katie Jarvis

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The Three Choirs Festival Chorus and Philharmonia Orchestra performing at Gloucester Cathedral

The Three Choirs Festival comes to Gloucester in the last week of July, bringing choral and orchestral concerts, chamber music and song, performances by young musicians, exhibitions, talks, and a strand of family-friendly events to Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester Guildhall, several city churches and some outlying venues.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Bourton-on-the-Water open gallery

An exciting exhibition, not to be missed!

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Interiors

The Grade ll listed home of Deirdre and Henry Boyle

Sixteen years ago, a young couple drove along a remote country track to discover their Cotswold fairytale home, with its 23 acres of wild countryside, lying at the end

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Cotswold 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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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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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
An orangery lets light into this beautiful Cotswold home

There is so much availability on the market for windows and door manufacturers with a variety of materials, the thought of replacing them can be nerve racking to say the least. These top tips will help to ensure the company you choose will produce a good job at a realistic rate

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Monday, April 11, 2016
Duplex House Sistrans

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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