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On a sunny autumn afternoon we headed to the Forest of Dean to try our hand at finding edible, wildlife ingredients on one of the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel’s foraging courses. Here’s how we got on...

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Cornbury Festival set to return Summer 2018 following an unprecedented wave of demand from fans!

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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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Emma Samms: All at sea

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

‘The best holiday ever...and why Claire Carter is now an expert on my life and times’

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Magic is in the air, says Sue Limb, as Stroud Book Festival returns to the Shire

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Artist George Underwood is a creator of fantastical people and mythological beings who inhabit a world of his creating. Candia McKormack talked to him about his life in art and music, and his enduring friendship with David Bowie

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Walk in the childhood neck of the woods of Harry Potter author JK Rowling and enjoy forbidden forests, romantic ruins and stunning cliff-top scenery along the Wye Valley

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Along with the usual crème de la crème of big-wig politicians, writers, singers, sports stars and chefs, particular attention has been paid this year to complimentary experiences happening throughout the festival fortnight which goers can enjoy without charge. True, there’s still no such thing as a free lunch, but there is such a thing as a free event at the Cheltenham Lit Fest. Paul Mcloughin picks are six freebies to watch out for

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Being a region so steeped in history, there are plenty of locations in the Cotswolds with spooky stories from over the years. From bloody executions, eerie apparitions and headless horsemen, we pick 23 of the most haunted locations throughout the Cotswolds to visit if you dare

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cotswold Life back in 2007, Candia McKormack, now our deputy editor but back then a designer, came up with this brilliant interpretation of the iconic Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album cover. We liked it so much we thought we’d use it again on our 50th anniversary

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Chipping Norton Theatre are thrilled to announce that much-loved comedian Michael McIntyre will be bringing belly laughs to the Cotswold town in 2018

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Walk in the footsteps of the talented and controversial socialites, the Mitford Sisters, around stunning Asthall and sublime Swinbrook. The perfect pub walk for a summer’s day

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Crunchy leaves under foot, bracing walks in beautiful countryside, mugs of hot chocolate in cosy tea rooms and charming pubs with roaring fireplaces – what’s not to love about autumn in the Cotswolds?

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When Cheltenham author Jane Bailey came across the story of the Benares – the child-evacuee ship sunk by German torpedo in 1940 – the extraordinary descriptions of loss and survival planted a seed in her mind. Her new novel – What Was Rescued – explores the psychological impact of that devastating event

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The giant hares that have been gracing the landscape across the Cotswolds are now available to bid on ahead of an auction event at Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday October 6

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Dog-friendly holidays in the Cotswolds

Monday, September 4, 2017

Severus and Lily are two working cocker spaniels from Wiltshire, travelling near and far to find the best trips away for you and your pooch. Along with their human, Steph, they’re sharing the best dog-friendly properties in the Cotswolds

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For 80 years now, Bourton-on-the-Water has been one of the country’s finest locations in which to catch sight of Gulliver-esque giants. Join us as we get on hands and knees to take a peek into the homes of Cotswolds’ own Lilliput...

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

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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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