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Places

Tue, 10:18

Positioned on the Roman-built Fosse Way, Moreton-in-Marsh is a town steeped in history. Complete with chocolate box houses and meandering streets, it’s the perfect place to explore for a taste of quintessential Cotswold life. We’ve assembled a brief guide to help you to get the most from your visit…

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Walk in the footsteps of Lewis Carroll and visit the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland amid the historic water meadows of Oxford

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We never tire of pretty pictures of the Cotswolds. Here are ten of the best shared on Instagram this week…

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Imposing manor houses, quiet medieval villages, idyllic swathes of countryside - the Cotswolds offers a lot for location scouts in the film business. We pick 19 famous filming locations in the Cotswolds, as seen on screens big and small

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Thousands of visitors flocked to BBC Countryfile’s first live event last year, and following its monumental success it will return to Blenheim Palace this summer, promising to be bigger and better than ever. We pick ten reasons why Countryfile Live is the perfect day out for the whole family

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Travel

Tue, 10:15

If you want a stretch of paradise, head out to the Keyonna Beach resort in Antigua. Katie Jarvis did

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

If you visit the often overlooked city of Lausanne, you may be surprised by how much the French-speaking Olympic capital can offer. We discovered the perfect way to spend a long weekend in the breathtaking city of Lausanne

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Whether you’re after a romantic break for two, a getaway with friends or a base to explore the beauty of the region, these cosy Cotswold cottages, available to book via Airbnb are the perfect places to enjoy your stay

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

For a slice of affordable luxury in the heart of glorious Herefordshire countryside, book a stay at Brooks Country House

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

There’s more to this beautiful island than just golden beaches, as Katie Jarvis discovers. It’s still India, but India with the sharp edges knocked off

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Walks

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Walk in the footsteps of Lewis Carroll and visit the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland amid the historic water meadows of Oxford

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Walk in the footsteps of Cider with Rosie author, Laurie Lee, as you explore the glorious Slad valley, ending up at his favourite local, The Woolpack

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Boasting quintessential English villages, breathtaking countryside and iconic landmarks, the Cotswolds have plenty of wonderful scenery to enjoy and explore. We round up some of our favourite rambles in the region

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

As the weather warms, blossom blooms from the trees and colourful flowers burst from the ground, we can’t wait to explore the Cotswold countryside. We pick 9 walks that will make you want to lace up your walking boots straightaway!

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Friday, March 24, 2017

The Cotswolds is a county of beauty: with mesmerising views of the scenery, beautiful landmarks to discover and rolling green countryside to explore, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a walk. We pick 8 walks for you to try and have found the nearby pubs to prepare for your ramble or reward yourself when you finish!

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Restaurant Reviews

Monday, November 14, 2016

For Katie Jarvis good food and good value at Le Bistrot Pierre stirs memories of life-and-death zebra crossings and reclusive, curtain-twitching neighbours

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Gardens

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

RHS Hampton Court Palace results

Words and pictures by Mandy Bradshaw

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

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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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

There’s a feast of florals and firsts for RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017 taking place Thursday, May 11 - Sunday, May 14

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Celebrity Interviews

Thu, 11:50

Restaurateur, writer, businesswoman, TV presenter – and the Cotswolds’ own – Prue Leith is the new judge on Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off. Katie Jarvis caught up with her at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and almost found out more

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

One of our best-known and loved actors, Robert Hardy has died aged 91. Alongside a tremendous career in film and television, Katie Jarvis discovered his fascination with medieval warfare while talking to him in 2012

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Are you one of the million-plus viewers tuning into the new BBC mockumentary This Country? Filmed in Northleach, it follows cousins Kerry and Kurtan as they battle the lows and the even-lowers of growing up in the rural Cotswolds... Boredom, unemployment, petty crime, and constantly bumping into Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen in the Coop. Katie Jarvis meets This Country’s creators, Daisy and Charlie Cooper

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Friday, April 28, 2017

The Rev Richard Coles, former pop star, gay icon, and popular TV presenter-broadcaster, has a new book out. Katie Jarvis visits his Northamptonshire vicarage to talk about Bringing in the Sheaves

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Following our interview with Barry Hancox, editor Mike Lowe discusses the importance of supporting mental health and also Britain’s big problem with “tree rats”

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Events

Mon, 16:47

The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds

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Mon, 12:46

Steve Parkes steps up as the new chairman of Moreton Show, this year taking place on September 2

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The magical kingdom of Narnia will come to Cheltenham Town Hall and guests can enjoy an afternoon tea fit for the White Witch herself!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summer beach days are coming to Gloucester Quays, with four weeks of seaside-style fun for families and sports fans, kicking off Saturday August 5 until Sunday September 3

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

As Classic Ibiza and The Great British Prom head to Bowood House in Wiltshire on August 5 and 6 here are the ten facts concert-goers may not know about the performers and what to expect from the musical extravaganza

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Arts

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

As Classic Ibiza and The Great British Prom head to Bowood House in Wiltshire on August 5 and 6 here are the ten facts concert-goers may not know about the performers and what to expect from the musical extravaganza

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Monday, July 31, 2017

We never tire of pretty pictures of the Cotswolds. Here are ten of the best shared on Instagram this week…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah is appearing at this month’s multicultural WOMAD festival in Charlton Park, Malmesbury – a glorious mix of artists from all over the globe... A globe still full of racism, sexism and poverty; but together, he tells Katie Jarvis, we can change it for the better

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Monday, July 24, 2017

The free exhibition of Paul Davies’ work takes place at the Garden’s Gallery (near the bandstand), in Montpellier, Cheltenham from Wednesday 16 to Tuesday August 22

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The girl from The Liberties is returning to Cornbury Festival for its ‘Fabulous Finale’. Candia McKormack caught up with Imelda May

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Interiors

Monday, July 31, 2017

We follow the story as Emma Samms stars in her own version of Extreme Makeover

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

So, you’ve bought your first renovation project, but now the question is, do you refurbish the original building or knock it down and start again? John Everitt, Director at coombes:everitt architects discusses the options…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Every member of the design and workshop team is extremely proud to be a winner of this prestigious kitchen award. As a small family run business it is all the more extraordinary to be recognised in such a large national award ceremony

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Looking to redesign your home with unique pieces? We speak to David Spragg at S. Rouse & Co on the benefits of choosing bespoke, handmade furniture

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bruce Clark from built environment consultancy Nash Partnership speaks to interior designer and fine decoration specialist Lucinda Rowan-Mayberry (Mayberry Fine Interiors) about bathrooms, which are a key area of focus for altering properties. How can you transform these spaces easily to increase value?

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Recipes

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cool down this summer with these deliciously refreshing Raspberry & Peach Smash Popsicles - yum!

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

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Monday, August 8, 2016

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer is here. The kitchen is the heart of the home, as family and friends congregate for drinks, barbecues, dinner parties and just a good old-fashioned chat. But in the back of your mind you have bigger plans for the room. New designs. A new layout. Something fresher.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

From hedge funds to hedge rows… As a native New Yorker, our Founder Dan Szor fell in love with the Cotswolds during his many family weekends spent escaping the stress of London city living...

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Food is at the heart of what we do here at Eckington Manor.

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