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Places

Friday, May 25, 2018

Enjoy a day in the sunshine at these wonderful Pick Your Own fruit farms in the Cotswolds...

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It is the highest town in Oxfordshire, was once a major industrial hive for wool and tweed, took part in the rather bizarre ritual of wife selling in the mid 19th century and is home to the ‘Aspirin Man’. Chipping Norton is certainly a colourful place, full of character and charm whilst maintaining a down-to-earth friendliness. I took my mum, dad and daughter number three with me to explore this vibrant little Cotswold town and had a few surprises of my own

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Britain is home to many an unusual tradition, and the region of the Cotswolds is no exception. Here are 11 of the strangest pastimes from this corner of England, including cheese rolling, duck racing and wool sack racing!

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Some previously unseen treasures are on show as part of Sudeley Castle’s stunning new exhibition

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Kevan Manwaring takes the Thames Path through the Cotswolds from Kemble to Wallingford - 77 miles of glorious countryside

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Travel

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Settle into a spacious seat, sit back in luxury and enjoy the ride before landing in the grounds of the stunning Goodwood estate - travel doesn’t get much better than that!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

See London’s local side – in style

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Within London’s ever-changing zeitgeist, different neighbourhoods take turns to define the city’s cultural landscape. And there is no doubt that, right now, there is no more richly rewarding area in which to immerse oneself than the reinvigorated area of Bloomsbury

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Monday, March 26, 2018

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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Sunday, March 11, 2018

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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Walks

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Kevan Manwaring takes the Thames Path through the Cotswolds from Kemble to Wallingford - 77 miles of glorious countryside

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Stunning views, fascinating heritage, great pubs – what’s not to like?

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Marking the arrival of sunny days and warmer weather, spring has truly begun once we spot a beautiful display of bluebells. We pick 10 places in and around the Cotswolds to marvel at the pretty blue flower

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Friday, March 23, 2018

A bracing walk up to the summit of Bredon Hill is the perfect way to see in the Spring. A local saying warns ‘When Bredon Hill has on his hat, men of the vale beware of that’, but whatever the weather the charm of Elmley Castle and its inn will more than compensate!

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Friday, March 16, 2018

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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Restaurant Reviews

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

With a focus on creating healthier Indian cuisine, and using only natural ingredients, its clear to see the Indian Brasserie want to ensure diners enjoy flavoursome and authentic dishes

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Gardens

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Cotswold designers are celebrating after picking up gold and Best in Show at the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Words by Mandy Bradshaw

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When the Sailes moved into their early 18th-century home they expected a few surprises, but nothing prepared them for a well in their dining room and electrical wires nibbled by mice

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Monday, April 16, 2018

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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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Add colour to your garden now with the top flowers of March and this season will be all the brighter

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Houseplants are a hot interior trend at the moment and can completely transform a room - but they have their downsides! Gardener and broadcaster Toby Buckland delivers his expert advice

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, May 25, 2018

Poet Pam Ayres is well known for her deep love of animals. Which is why, in her latest book, she’s turning her attention to a particularly prickly subject: the plight of the British hedgehog

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Tweedy the clown is (as always) one of the stars of Giffords Circus, beginning its annual tour of the Cotswolds on May 4 in Stroud. So how easy is it to be a clown? To do a bit of juggling, comically ride a miniscule bike, and balance on a rolling plank? Can’t be much in it, thinks Katie Jarvis, as she heads for a special Tweedy clowning workshop...

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Rick Astley is one of the stars performing at Cheltenham Jazz Festival in May. Katie Jarvis did some quick research into 60s childhood, 80s fame, and millennium rickrolling

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Smash hit comedy This Country has returned to our screens. Katie Jarvis caught up with Charlie Cooper to find out about his Cotswold Life

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Poldark actress Heida Reed talks corsets, Cotswolds and Cirencester (where she’s supporting the brand new Barn Theatre)… and why she really (honestly, truly) doesn’t mind the English weather

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Events

Friday, May 25, 2018

Cheltenham’s Street Chilli Fiesta will return to Cambray Place on Saturday June 2 from 10am, bringing more than 15 chilli produce specialists to town

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Deborah Thompson talks us through the distinctive qualities of wine produced right here on our doorstep

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Settle into a spacious seat, sit back in luxury and enjoy the ride before landing in the grounds of the stunning Goodwood estate - travel doesn’t get much better than that!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Cotswold designers are celebrating after picking up gold and Best in Show at the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Words by Mandy Bradshaw

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Monday, May 21, 2018

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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Arts

Monday, May 21, 2018

It’s that time of year when the Cotswold countryside becomes home to some very unusual-looking sculptures… will you find them all?

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

The exhibition will begin with a private view on Thursday May 24 6-8pm in the gallery, running until Saturday June 9

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Life, with its many twists and turns, can also be quite long, discovers Katie Jarvis

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

We all need a bit of silliness in our lives, and Split Second Productions’ adaptation of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ will have you laughing the whole way through and leaving with a smile on your face

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

To celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the birth of circus, the Cotswolds’ own Giffords is back with a new tent, freshly-painted wagons, glamorous outfits and talented extended family to throw a summer-long party you’ll never forget, says Candia McKormack

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Interiors

Many might have been daunted at the thought of taking on not one, but two Grade 2 listed barns, but not Cotswold designer Pippa Paton who launched into the project with great gusto

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When the Sailes moved into their early 18th-century home they expected a few surprises, but nothing prepared them for a well in their dining room and electrical wires nibbled by mice

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Want to make some changes this spring but don’t know where to start? Matthew Bird, owner of Granite Transformations in Cheltenham, gives his top tips on how to make your kitchen look fresh long after the spring clean

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Angela and Will Evans’ mid 19th-century home near Stroud reveals many fascinating clues as to its previous incarnation as a coach house and chapel

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The clever use of mirrors and choice of paint colours helped Carina Goddard make the most of a home flooded with natural light

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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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